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Aaron Rodgers has arrived at the Green Bay Packers’ training camp.

On Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers veterans reported to Lambeau Field for the first day of training camp, signifying the apparent end of a months-long stalemate between player and team.
Many sites claimed on Monday that the sides were close to agreeing on a contract that would guarantee the quarterback’s presence in Green Bay in 2021.
Rodgers’ deal would be changed without a loss of revenue for this year, giving the Packers extra cap room, and his situation would be revisited following the 2021 season, according to ESPN.
Rodgers skipped optional organized team activities and a forced minicamp earlier this summer, extending an chilly offseason that erupted on the first day of the NFL Draft in April with reports of a possible trade.
The Packers’ general manager, Brian Gutekunst, has been adamant about not trading Rodgers, and he reinforced that position Monday during the team’s annual shareholders meeting.
“We have been working relentlessly with Aaron and his representatives to resolve the problems he raised this summer, and we remain hopeful for a favorable conclusion,” Gutekunst said. President Mark Murphy, who admitted in June that the matter had “split our fan base,” similarly talked favorably Monday about bringing Rodgers back, though he didn’t know if he would report Tuesday.
Teams must fine players $50,000 per day for unexcused absences from camp under the new collective bargaining agreement.
Teams can’t get such sanctions rescinded afterwards.
Murphy stated, “We want him back.”
“We’ve made a commitment to him through 2021 and beyond.”
“We have been very clear were not gonna sell him,” Murphy told reporters later Monday. Rodgers, 37, has declined to say whether he sought a trade, but he remarked on ESPN in May that his stance toward the Packers is “just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the game happen.”
In 2020, the Packers finished 13-3 and won the NFC North, but they were defeated in the NFC Championship Game by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers went on to win the Super Bowl, thanks to Tom Brady.