A Green Bay Packers star took to social media not long after it was reported they missed Tuesday’s practice in this week’s OTAs. The Packers hoped to have all their key players participating in OTAs this spring. The team’s brass has made it clear in the past that they want everyone to practice during them.
A Green Bay Packers Star misses practice
However, this week’s practices are voluntary. And many veterans opt out of practicing in them. According to Rob Demovsky with ESPN, left tackle David Bakhtiari was one of several key veterans not present at Tuesday’s practice.
Packers OTA roll call:
Not present: Dallin Leavitt, Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas, Jonathan Garvin, David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Preston Smith.
Leavitt, Bakhtiari, Jenkins and Smith have been here for most of the offseason. pic.twitter.com/RzxOf13dHk
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) May 23, 2023
Again, Bakhtiari doesn’t have to be there. But his absence comes days after reports came out that he was asked by his offensive line coach if he was all in on the Packers season after his friend Aaron Rodgers was traded this offseason. By the way, his friend is at the New York Jets OTAs this May.
There’s been some speculation Bakhtriari could be a trade target this offseason. He’s also coming off of another season where he didn’t play an entire season due to injury. So, in Bakhtiari’s defense, running around in an unpadded practice might not make the most sense for him this early in the offseason. But it was interesting he took to social media not long after his absence was reported.
David Bakhtiari sends a clear message
Bakhtiari quote tweeted about a post from @unusual_whales that Senator Thomas Carper was retiring after 40 years in office. The post stated that Carper made millions of dollars and was one of the best traders in office. Bahtiatri’s post had a gif with the quote, “Here we go again.”
— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) May 23, 2023
Bakhtiari brought up the issue of politicians profiting from trades earlier in the month in regards to Senator Dianne Feinstein profiting from trading during her time in Congress. Rodgers sent a message congratulating his former teammate for becoming woke.
It’s a good message from Bakhtiari about the problems we see in politics. However, the timing could have been better. Bakhtiari sent the Tweet hours after reports came out that he missed the Packers’ voluntary practice.
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Well I don’t see DB staying around after this year, He’ll probably go somewhere else for more $$$ ,then retire as a Packer. Go Pack Go!!