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Kicking competition continues as Packers return to practice field

The Packers returned to the practice field on Monday, but the stands at Ray Nitschke Field were empty.
 

The Packers returned to the practice field on Monday, but the stands at Ray Nitschke Field were empty.

The Green and Gold held a workout that was closed to the public.  It was shorter (about an hour and a half) and without pads.  While head coach Mike McCarthy said the team didn’t do anything they hadn’t already done in the first two weeks of camp today, the structure dictated them to close it to the public.

Running back DuJuan Harris returned to the field for the first time this off-season.  Harris, who finished the 2012 season as the Packers’ starter at running back, had a cyst removed from his lung which kept him out of the OTA’s and minicamp.  Then, a minor knee issue kept him out of practice the first two weeks of training camp. 

Randall Cobb also returned to practice.  Cobb missed the preseason opener with a biceps injury.

After getting no action during last Friday night’s game, the kicking competition heated up again on Monday.  Giorgio Tavecchio was perfect, 8-8, while Mason Crosby was 7-8.  McCarthy said he plans to continue giving both kickers plenty of reps over the next several camp practices.

The Packers return to Ray Nitschke Field on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. for a full pads workout which will be open to the public.

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