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Bonuses help Packers lure players into offseason workouts

6:58 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward was limited to three games last season because of a recurring hamstring injury. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward was limited to three games last season because of a recurring hamstring injury. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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The first phase of the Green Bay Packers' offseason program begins on Tuesday and more than 20 returning veterans are poised to cash in with their participation.

Offseason workouts are voluntary, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy is a big believer in keeping players training at team headquarters leading up to June's mandatory minicamp, and the organization is willing to pay to make it happen.

In 2013, the Packers reportedly shelled out more in workout bonuses than any other NFL team ($3,672,500), and according to ESPN, will do so again with another $4.3 million of next year's $133 million cap ...

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