An interesting aspect of the saga involving disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers is that the current NFL MVP is subject to fines of approximately $ 93,000 in total for skipping the mandatory sessions of minicamp this week. But ultimately the team could justify their absences.
Like Rodgers, Houston Texans star caller Deshaun Watson has also stayed away from organized volunteer team activities amid reports that he wishes to be traded. However, it appears that Watson will not have to worry about any financial punishment later this month.
According to Sarah Barshop On ESPN, Texans’ new head coach David Culley told reporters Wednesday that he canceled the mandatory minicamp scheduled for June 15-17 because his team “achieved what we wanted to achieve” during OTAs.
“We felt we had to make sure that for at least a good four weeks during the offseason we had as many players here as possible, this being voluntary,” he explained.
Barshop added that Culley previously spoke with team leaders and agreed to cancel the mandatory minicamp if he was satisfied with the attendance figures and player participation during OTAs.
The Texans are likely to struggle to win much over the next season if official Tyrod Taylor is QB1 in place of Watson in September, but they credit Culley with being on the good side of the players before the summer and less than six months. of his tenure in Houston. .