The Green Bay Packers are not treating rookie 3rd-round pick Amari Rodgers like a rookie according to Tom Silverstein of PackersNews.com. "Almost every practice, Rodgers gets a considerable amount of snaps and a good portion of them are with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback," wrote Silverstein.
“He will be more in the slot, and then we'll use him doing some of the jet sweep stuff and whatnot,” Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said. “But I'm excited about where he could go. And we got a very, very, very competitive room."
Rodgers will have competition in the slot with Randall Cobb back in town, but Cobb is helping mentor Rodgers. The two are connected by Rodgers' dad Tee Martin, who coached Cobb in college. Silverstein is a locked in reporter and is watching Amari handle first-team snaps daily. What is unknown if this puts Rodgers in a snaps heat with Cobb, or help lock Rodgers in to a larger role than Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard and company.