The Packers began what seems more like a normal work week ahead of their first preseason game on Thursday night.
Injury Report: Add cornerbacks Jaire Alexander (groin) and Kevin King (shoulder) to the injury report as both sat out on Monday. Alexander said it flared up on Family Night, and it’s the first time he’s had a groin issue.
Safety Kentrell Brice returned to the practice field in pads on Monday after missing a week due to an ankle injury. Brice participated in fundamental work early on, but for the most part sat out team periods later in practice.
WR Randall Cobb and RT Bryan Bulaga were both back on the field after sitting out Family Night.
Fullback Joe Kerridge dropped out of practice late, and had been dealing with a shoulder issue earlier in camp.
Still sitting out – DT Mike Daniels, LB Nick Perry, WR Trevor Davis, RB Aaron Jones, and RB Devante Mays.
News & Notes: The Packers placed linebackers Jake Ryan (torn ACL) and C.J. Johnson on injured reserve on Monday. The team also released guard Ethan Cooper and signed RB Akeem Judd.
Tight end Jimmy Graham was slow to get up after safety Josh Jones landed on him during a team period on Monday. Graham was able to return to practice a short time later, and caught a crossing route from Aaron Rodgers.
Kyle Murphy saw most of the reps at left tackle with the first team on Monday. Jason Spriggs was lined up opposite of him with Bryan Bulaga still sitting out the team periods.
Demetri Goodson picked off DeShone Kizer in the two-minute drill for his first interception of training camp.
Mason Crosby was a perfect 8-8 on field goals. Both long snappers, Hunter Bradley and Zach Triner, continue to split reps.
They Said it: Left tackle David Bakhtiari on his left ankle injury – “I mean, honestly the best way to describe it is like typical basketball roll over. Didn’t really feel bad, just kind of putting some weight in to it, it kind of told me no. I thought that was kind of weird, but it should be alright.”
Rookie wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling on going from Family Night to first preseason game – “Football is football, so it’s not going to change no mater what stage you’re on. No matter if it’s one person of 80,000 people. Getting a field for that stadium and that grass, something that I’ve never played on, that was the biggest thing to be able to get out there one time before we play an actual game.”
Mike McCarthy on the benefits of Family Night: “Its a lot like. Its as close as you can get to a preseason game. I don’t think you can get any closer. You have the opportunity to run out of the tunnel, and its different playing in that environment. The energy is so unique to family night because its just a whole different energy out there, just the youthfulness of the families. Its an incredible training environment.”