The Packers returned to practice Monday working out in shells inside the Don Hutson Center due to rain outside (marked first public practice moved inside and closed due to inclement weather this training camp). It was a short workout with just 7 periods run time: 1:29.
"It was our best tempo of the year. We were done extremely early in every team period, the takeaways from the defense on the two-minute drill obviously added to that. I was very pleased with the energy, the tempo and I think it's going to be a lot of good video,” commented Head Coach Mike McCarthy.
There were no changes as far as who was taking reps with the starters on both sides of the ball. McCarthy was asked about that in his post-practice presser and brushed off the question saying we can expect to see different combinations in the near future as the coaching staff continues their player evaluation. The team must cut the 90-man roster (89 with Worthy trade) to 75 by 3:00 p.m. on August 26th.
As expected, Brandon Bostick was the only new addition to the injury list. Bostick was not at practice. McCarthy verified Bostick suffered a lower leg injury and said he’d be out a couple weeks but they were encouraged once they got the testing done.
Jeff Janis, Tramon Williams and Randall Cobb returned punts, both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien looked crisp, continuing to fight for the back-up quarterback position and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was today’s standout with two interceptions.