Packers o-line working out in Nashville this week

With no end in sight for the NFL lockout, a group of Green Bay
Packers offensive linemen are in Tennessee this week for group

In an email to The Associated Press, Packers center Scott Wells
said the majority of the offensive line came into Nashville on
Sunday night for a few days of workouts this week.

”We all felt it would be a great opportunity to get together to
work and talk football,” Wells said. ”It helps break up the
offseason. Plus, its always good to spend time together as a

Wells said the sessions are being run by his trainer, Judd
Granzow of M.A.D. Sports Training. The group chose Nashville
because both Wells and left tackle Chad Clifton live the area
during the offseason.

”A couple of the guys expressed a want to get together and see
one another as well as work out together,” Wells said. ”I took
the opportunity, since Chad Clifton and I live near Nashville, to
have the guys come here.”

NFL players are prohibited from working out at team facilities
during the lockout.

A handful of teams have held large-scale, player-organized
workouts away from team facilities during the lockout, but the
reigning Super Bowl champions have not – in large part because so
many Packers players live elsewhere during the offseason.

Several players are coming back to Wisconsin for wide receiver
Donald Driver’s charity softball game on Sunday, and Packers
players are scheduled to receive their Super Bowl rings in a June
16 ceremony at Lambeau Field.

Although contact between players and team officials generally is
prohibited during the work stoppage, the Packers received clearance
from the NFL to hold the ring ceremony even if the lockout remains
in effect.

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