News now! Julius Peppers pops in Tuesday’s practice

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 19, 2014 – 1:16 pm

140819-news-now-tc-300GREEN BAY–In what might’ve been a farewell performance of the ever-popular training camp half-line drill, Julius Peppers punctuated the moment with one of the most resonant thumps of the summer. For good measure, he did it again.

Peppers’ pop earned a smack on the back of his helmet from his position coach, Winston Moss. Peppers’ for-good-measure encore had Moss hopping with excitement.

Was this moment in Tuesday’s practice a preview of what lies ahead in the regular season? The answer is dead ahead.

As training camp practices continue to pass and the Packers’ Sept. 4 opener in Seattle nears, Tuesday’s practice was likely one of the more physical that remain between now and “Kickoff.” The Packers won’t practice on Wednesday and will work lightly on Thursday, leading up to Friday’s Game 3 of the preseason, against visiting Oakland. Next week’s practice schedule will be even more abbreviated, as the Packers close the preseason on Thursday and then turn their attention to the Seahawks.

Other than for Peppers’ resonant thumps, the most noticeable fact of Tuesday’s practice was an emphasis on the tight end position. Richard Rodgers and Jake Stoneburner made big-play type catches.

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

 


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