An interesting aspect of the saga involving disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers is that the NFL Most Valuable Player is subject to fines of about $ 93,000 total for skipping this week’s mandatory minicamp sessions but could eventually have his absences excused by the team.
Similar to Rodgers, Houston Texans star Deshaun Watson has also been away from volunteer-organized team activity amid reports that best wishes be exchanged. However, it looks like Watson won’t have to worry about financial penalties later this month.
According to Sarah Barshop of ESPN, the new Texans coach, David Culley, told reporters Wednesday that he canceled the mandatory mini-field scheduled for June 15-17 because his team has “achieved what we want to achieve” during the ‘OTA.
“We had the feeling that we needed to make sure that for at least a good four weeks during the off-season that we had the most possible number of players here, that’s voluntary,” he explained.
Barshop added that Culley had first spoken to team leaders and agreed to cancel the mandatory mini-field if he was satisfied with the numbers of attendance and player participation during the OTA.
The Texans will likely struggle to gain a lot of note over the next season though the Tyrod Taylor worker is QB1 instead Watson comes in September, but gives Culley credit for getting the good side of the players before the summer and less than six months in his Houston tenure.