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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. Photo: Image by Mark Hoffman

Notes from Mike McCarthy's Tuesday presser

By Greg Matzek. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

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!