Notes from Mike McCarthy's Tuesday presser
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Pennel (64) sheds a block by guard Jordan McCray (62) during training camp. Image by Mark Hoffman
Despite a morning of heavy rain, the Packers hit the practice field at Ray Nitscke field Tuesday afternoon. Wearing helmets and shells, Mike McCarthy and staff lead the team through a 1 hour 35 minute session. Returning to practice today was WR Jordy Nelson. Nelson had been sidelined for the past few days with a minor hamstring strain.
McCarthy met with the media following practice - below are some top-line notes.
- Jordy practiced lightly today...today was a scheduled shells and helmets practice.
- Aaron Rodgers figures to play this weekend against the Rams after sitting out against the Titans.
- WR Jeff Janis has made a play every day he has practiced. Hopeful he is cleared to play on Saturday.
- Davante Adams wrist injury is not expected to be a long-term issue.
- Defensive versatility is apparent. Still have a long way to go. Competition throughout will make it a difficult cut.
- Safety position is much improved. Richardson and Banjo have a year under their belt.
- Haven't asked a greaet deal of Peppers yet, but he has picked things up quickly.
- Raji looks good.
- Rookie TE Richard Rodgers seems to get better every day. Did some good things against Titans, and has some things he needs to work on.
- Punt return: Cobb and Hyde are proven. DaJuan Harris has been consistent at kickoff return. Need to try out some more players.
- Figures to keep workload for Lacy at a relatively low level during pre-season.
Now off to the locker room!