Notes from Mike McCarthy's Thursday press conference

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Notes from Mike McCarthy's Thursday press conference

CREATED Sep. 12, 2013

The Green Bay Packers practiced for the second time this week on Thursday. Returning to practice, on a limited basis were TE Jermichael Finley (toe) and G Josh Sitton (back). For the second consecutive day, S Morgan Burnett was also limited. Cornerback Casey Hayward has already been ruled out for the home opener against the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon. 

Below are some top-line notes from Mike McCarthy's post-practice press conference. 

  • Jermichael is making progress but was limited today. He and Sitton are roughly the same status moving forward. 
  • Morgan Burnett was able to do more today than expected. 
  • Burnett is key communicator on the defense. Very good player who makes a difference when he's on the field. At this point last week, they thought he was going to play. Backups did not have a full practice week with number one's.
  • Jarrett Bush "pulled up" today at practice. 
  • Mike Neal played well at OLB position. He's progressing well. 
  • Preparation is no different playing at home versus the road. Wants to make a great first impression to the fans. 
  • South endzone should have an effect on crowd noise. All for increasing the number of ourdoor seating. 
  • Kickers have a practice schedule coordinated with the grounds keeper at Lambeau. Possible that wind patters could change with addition of new seating. 
  • John Kuhn is a four-down player. Brings significant value to the team on offense and special teams. 
  • Hamstring issues are frustrating. Every case is different. Training staff looks at video and breaks down each and every injury. 
  • London Fletcher (Redskins LB) is an excellent LB at 38 years old. Class act. Very instinctive. He's the QB of the Redskins defense.  

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