The Packers practiced for the 6th time of training camp on what felt like an Fall afternoon, as temperatures hovering in the 60’s with a light mist falling.
Injury Report: DT Mike Daniels (thigh) returned, but RB Aaron Jones (hamstring), S Kentrell Brice (ankle), and FB Joe Kerridge (shoulder) were sidelined.
News & Notes: NFL referees were at practice for the first time in camp and will be in Green BAy through Family Night on Saturday. Officials are working with players to better understand the new helmet rule as well as other changes,
Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Gard was in attendance at practice, and spoke with Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy after the two and a half hour practice finished up.
Green Bay is giving CB Quinten Rollins is being given every opportunity to show his versatility. The former 2nd round pick has lined up in the slot, at safety and even inside linebacker in MIke Pettine’s various defensive formations so far.
The play of the day (and all of camp so far) came in the two-minute drill when on 4th down Aaron Rodgers drew the defense offsides, rolled to his left and threw across his body with a no-look 26-yard touchdown to Geronimo Allison in the right corner of the end zone.
They said it: Allison on the amazing throw from Rodgers: “He’s not normal. He’s human, I understand that. But he’s special, and he makes people around him special. And when he does stuff like that, it’s only right on our part that we make that play and finish that play.”
Vince Biegel on NFL referees being in Green Bay: “Being able to have these guys in town and kind of talk to them and bounce ideas off them, and say ‘Hey is this allowed? Can we do this or that?’ It’s a huge benefit as we leap forward here to the preseason games.”
Blake Martinez on the new helmet rule: “My biggest thing on the rule is how harsh they are going to put the rule in and enforce it. If maybe on a small hit, a guy is all the sudden ejected, I think that’s going to be over the top. I think they said there were 8 plays last year that they’re trying to get rid of, so as long as we can do that and keep it nice and simple, it will be good.”