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Training camp look in: Morgan Burnett out; Sean Richardson stars

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 31, 2014 – 9:51 am

140731-richardson-300GREEN BAY–Maybe it was the arrival of NFL Referee Ed Hochuli, or maybe it was the warm weather. Whatever it was, the Packers were on top of their game in Thursday morning’s practice. The energy was greater. The hitting was harder. The pace was faster.

With starting safety Morgan Burnett sidelined by an ankle injury, Sean Richardson leaped into the spotlight. In the first team period, he intercepted a pass that was deflected by cornerback Davon House. Later in practice, he belted rookie tight end Richard Rodgers to the ground and then followed with a pop on undrafted rookie tight end Justin Petrillo following a catch. Richardson was all over the field in announcing his entry into the competition at safety.

Half-line drills returned, and they were more spirited and physical than Monday’s first edition of training camp. Rookie linebacker Carl Bradford and nose tackle B.J. Raji were headline thumpers in a drill that produced far more  thumps and pops than Monday’s had.

Fans were into the action, offering a big cheer for an Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson deep-ball connection. Nelson fought off — or pushed off — cornerback Casey Hayward to make the catch.

Running back Eddie Lacy continues to run wild in this camp. No one can knock him off course, let alone bring him down.

A team period that was to last 15 minutes was halted with about two minutes remaining, which would indicate the pace of play was ahead of schedule.

Linebacker Nick Perry joined practice for the first time since last season.

Packers.com will provide a report from Coach Mike McCarthy’s press conference.

 


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20 Responses to “Training camp look in: Morgan Burnett out; Sean Richardson stars”

  1. By Bill S. on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    I said it earlier in the year, Sean Richardson will be hard to keep off the field this year. The guy has a ton of talent and its obvious he is out to prove it! Safety has gone from liability to strength!

  2. By Brett on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    This sounds great!

  3. By Ihappydirt on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    I thought Rich looked better than Jennings last year, and now he’s healthier. Glad to see him taking advantage of his opportunity, because it will be a lot tougher to shine this year with Hyde and HaHa in there.

  4. By Teddy on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    good to hear Perry is back on the field. Too much talent on this defense to not be in the top 10 this year.

  5. By Rafeal on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Yes, a deep safety spot means a healthier and more versatile safety position.

  6. By Mr. Sir on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    I hope it’s Micah Hyde and Ha Ha at starting safeties week one. Morgan Burnett was extremely disappointing last year. Can’t wait for the preseason to see Hyde and Ha Ha

  7. By Jacob on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Nick Perry returns and was NOT carted off the field? A good day indeed!

  8. By pjrhc on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Love to see Richardson and Hyde starting, with Clinton-Dix worked in as he matures. Never have been impressed with Burnett, though he seems to be a good guy.

  9. By David on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Burnett is only mediocre, just like Hawke

  10. By thegreatjimbrown on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Morgan, I’m pulling for you to have a bounce-back season and supporting you after a rough year across from MD Jennings, who is not starter quality. Go Morgan, go Michah, Sean and HaHa. Have a productive season at safety.

  11. By FAST EDDIE on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    This crew of DB’s has got me fired up for the season to start. May Saint Vince keep them all healthy for the entire season…

  12. By Bill on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Please stop getting on Burnett about last year, he had no help and was playing both positions. Collins had a down year when he was in the same position. The DB group is solid this year. I concur with a top 10 defense this season. With this level of talent I believe Coach Capers will be able to open up his playbook. GO PACK!

  13. By "Big" Tom Novak on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Way 2 go Sean!!!! Love the spirit, the physicality, and the toughness the defense is bringing to camp. This will only improve into and throughout the regular season. Can’t wait for this season to start. Getting goose bumps just thinking about how well are beloved PACK is going to perform this year!!!! GO PACK GO ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!
    WOOOOOOHOOOOO

  14. By Phil Z on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Man I love Vic’s writing style.

  15. By Barry C on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    “Burnett is only mediocre, just like Hawke” Look, it’s not Hawke’s fault. He hasn’t gotten any good scripts lately, but what are you doing talkng about a movie star here, anyways?

  16. By james on Aug 4, 2014 | Reply

    Now if we can get by Seattle on opening day, it will be the preamble to running the table in the NFC

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