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July 30th Training Camp Recap

July 30th Training Camp Recap - Favre's return, Lacy's weight, & Back to Work
The Packers hit the field Tuesday morning for their fourth practice of training camp and the most notable starter out of action was cornerback Tramon Williams.  Mike McCarthy said that he "wasn't concerned" about his knee injury, but will be out a couple of weeks.  This was good news for defensive back Davon House, who shined at times during last season.  He will see increased reps in the secondary along with a bunch of youngsters trying to make the roster.   The internet can create it's own stories these days, and some of the prevailing talk today surrounded the fitness of rookie RB Eddie Lacy.  An unflattering picture was making the rounds yesterday, but he is clearly not bothered by his weight or size, and neither is the head coach.  One look at Lacy pounding his way into the end zone and pushing the entire pile during goal-line drills, and it's obvious he is just fine with his physique.  The Packers haven't had a battering ram in the backfield like Lacy in a long time.  Speaking of tough running, James Starks looked very good in the goal-line session and on one play he lit up two defenders with some serious intensity. 

As far as passing goes, Ryan Taylor nice TD catch in traffic, and on 4th and goal, Jordy Nelson made a pretty sweet grab and turn upfield for another untouched score.  James Jones made one of the niftiest moves of the day with an ankle buster on DB Brandon Smith for another TD.  A pair of free agents on defense also had their moment to shine when David Fulton deflected a pass to break up a potential touchdown, while Loyce Means had a pick-6 the other way off of Graham Harrell. In the 2 minute drill, Jermichael Finley continued to show those flashes of athletisicm with an acrobatic catch along the sidelines getting both feet down before going out of bounds. 

The most poignant comments from the locker room came from GM Ted Thompson.  He touched on a variety of subjects but stated that mending fences with longtime Packer QB Brett Favre is a good thing.  "It's  wonderful. Again, talking about this place and what it means to fans. I think it's wonderful. Surely, as Mark Murphy and others in the organization have said this will happen - there will be a Brett coming back kind of thing. He's a man who played for a really long time here. He's a good person in the community. I think it means a lot to the Packers for Brett Favre to be remembered in a good light."

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