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Packers camp, day 6: Who's a standout, who's struggling?

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Packers camp, day 6: Who's a standout, who's struggling?

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jul 31, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 31, 2014

Refresh this page for updates throughout today's Packers training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field.

11:20 a.m.
McCarthy on Ted Thompson's deal: "Happy for Ted personally."

On his relationship with Thompson: "Very good, consistent.  We are able to anticipate each other.  It doesn't seem like we're going on nine year.  It's gone fast.  Very organized...we have a very good relationship."

11:18 a.m.
Mike McCarthy said that he didn't know when Morgan Burnett would be back after rolling his ankle.  He talked about the group of young safeties like Sean Richardson, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Chris Banjo who performed well Thursday.

"Anytime someone's not there, it gives someone else an opportunity.  All the young men you mentioned, they get more reps, more opportunities.  Sean's having an excellent training camp.  He's doing a lot of good things."

"To start off practice, doing some really good things on special teams."

"Ha Ha is getting acclimated."

"Chris Banjo's had a good camp.  I like the young guys."

11:14 a.m.
Some of Mike McCarthy's comments during his post-practice conference:

On Derek Sherrod's progress in what could be his first full training camp:
"Sherrod, fully recovered.  You could see that in his balance.  That was the one thing that would stand out to me, watching him work out and move."

"Much stronger.  He just needs to play.  He needs to play.  He needs a full training camp, which he hasn't had.  I think he's coming back very strong."

On Nick Perry's return from injury:
- "No restrictions.  It was good to get Nick back out there.  You can't have enough really good football players.  To get him...in sync...to get the feel for the next guy you'll be rushing with in the game, that's a priority in training camp."

10:54 a.m.
Practice has ended.  Mike McCarthy's comments are coming up.  We'll have them for you.

Wayne's big play of the day?

10:40 a.m.
Here's a snapshot of a fan's passion from the Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne:

10:26 a.m.
The offensive line giving Rodgers time - the better that line, the more MVP-ish Rodgers can be.

10:18 a.m.
Formations using three potentially-roaming outside linebackers.  Nice.  Havoc.  But they have to stay home sometimes.

Oh, and when Clay isn't wreaking havoc, he's smiling with stubble.

10:14 a.m.
The safety spot is looking more and more like it belongs to Micah Hyde.

It looks more and more like Myles White wno't be the return guy.

It looks like Sheppard isn't doing anything.

9:23 a.m.
Just as important for Julius Peppers as doing some things and wreaking havoc: not allowing the offense to wreak havoc because he doesn't do his job.

Great players do their job.

9:21 a.m.
Rodgers and Nelson being Rodgers and Nelson.

9:20 a.m.
New fashions from Ted Thompson?

9:14 a.m.
We're not used to chanting "KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHN!" at 9:14 a.m.

9:10 a.m.
The defensive front seven is doing some things, particularly B.J. Raji.

9:05 a.m.
The new kid, wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard.

8:57 a.m.
We're seeing some standout performances this early morning:

8:43 a.m.
A bigger star than Ed Hochuli is now on the field.

8:31 a.m.
An Ed Hochuli sighting!

8:29 a.m.
You can add another two names to the list of walking semi-wounded: Letroy Guion and Jerel Worthy:

8:20 a.m.
We're beginning to see who will, and won't, be participating for various reasons.  A couple of injury notes:

8:11 a.m.
There are few NFL training camps where, six days in, more answers exist than questions.  The Green Bay Packers find themselves filled with questions to answer as they come closer to a full week of camp under their wing.

Are young receivers like Jared Abbrederis, Brandon Bostick, Jarrett Boykin and the like ready to fill a much bigger role with just two established veterans left in the receiving corps?

Will the growth from athletes like Datone Jones and B.J. Raji persist?  Are the Packers' defenders getting the new concepts?

Who will be returning kicks?  Will it be DuJuan Harris?  Abbrederis?  Someone else among a long list of others?

Will Morgan Burnett be left out of the starting lineup at safety with the emergency of both Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Micah Hyde?

Stay tuned.  Perhaps a few clues may come today.

Jay Sorgi

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.