The Packers continue to get healthier as they held their final open practice ahead of Friday’s preseason game in Oakland.
Injury Report: Running back Jamaal Williams returned to the field in pads on Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury against the Steelers last Thursday. Fellow running back Aaron Jones worked in pads on Thursday as well. If he is able to play against the Raiders it would be his first preseason action of 2018.
G Justin McCray (calf) and CB Davon House (hamstring) both returned to practice in pads on Tuesday.
Only three players remain out for the Packers: WR Jake Kumerow (shoulder), WR Trevor Davis (hamstring), and RB Devante Mays (hamstring).
News & Notes: Wide receiver J’Mon Moore was working with the JUGS machine before and after practice doing the “man hands” drill. The fourth round pick’s first training camp got off to a slow start due to some drops in practice and in the first two preseason games.
DeShone Kizer connected with Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 45 yard touchdown in the move the ball period.
Mike Daniels had perhaps his best day in the one-on-one drills against the offensive line. Daniels got to the quarterback in three straight reps, including one against starting guard Lane Taylor. Daniels missed time earlier in camp due to a thigh injury.
Mason Crosby hit on all six of his field goal attempts, the longest from 50 yards. The rookie longsnappers continue to split reps during field goal drills.
They said it: Mike McCarthy on roster decisions – “It’s important to keep your best 53 players. We’ve had instances in the past where a guy was on the bubble, and its when you keep a guy that doesn’t make the, doesn’t really deserve to maybe make the 53. That’s a hard locker room to walk into.”
General manager Brian Gutekunst on roster decisions – “At this point, you just try to get the best roster you can to weather the storms of the season and knowing that the 53 man and the 10 man practice squad is fluid throughout so its going to be constantly changing”
Jordy Nelson on seeing his former teammates: “It’ll be fun to see those guys, not only the players but the trainers, equipment staff, weight staff, all those guys I was with for 10 years. It’ll be fun to see them.”
Aaron Rodgers joked about seeing Nelson: “I talked to him yesterday. We still talk a bunch. It’ll be different for sure… He said he has his own pregame routine, so we can’t play catch before the game, so I’m a little disappointed by that, so that means i won’t be spinning any type of football with him in the endzone.”