LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) Veterans are joining the rookies this week in Green Bay.
Organized Team Activities began Wednesday for the Packers. The workouts are voluntary.
Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk volunteered for something unique. After practice, Hawk took a backseat flight with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels here in La Crosse Wednesday afternoon.
The Blue Angels have a program in which they select individuals who shape attitudes and opinions of youth in their communities to ride along.
Before the flight, Hawk said he expects an unforgettable experience. "Like I said, I'm expected to throw up and pass out all at the same time. So we'll see. If I only do one of them then that's a victory I guess, but I don't care. Like I said I'm expecting all of it, I want to get the full experience," Hawk said before his flight.
As far as football is concerned, Hawk had a chance to see the new rookie crop in action in person for the first time Wednesday.
Too early to tell how much they'll impact next season.
Regardless, the bar will be set high. "For us, success isn't getting into the playoffs and losing in the first or second round. We want to go all the way. We've been there before. Just makes you want to get back there even more, I think. I was lucky enough to win a Super Bowl and now I want a bunch of them. Anything is a failure when you're not winning the Super Bowl. That's the expectations we have in Green Bay."
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