News now! No. 1 offense and defense in practice matchup

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 25, 2014 – 12:59 pm

140825-news-now-tc-300GREEN BAY–Monday’s practice included a rare treat: the No. 1 Packers offense against the No. 1 Packers defense.

The head-to-head matchup occurred when the No. 1 offense was posing as the scout team offense, which would suggest Aaron Rodgers and company will not play on Thursday night when the Packers close the preseason against visiting Kansas City.

Rodgers and Jordy Nelson got a cheer when they connected on a touchdown pass and reception. It’s important to note nose tackle Letroy Guion, who participated in practice for the first time in this training camp, got some snaps with the No. 1 defense on Monday. Guion reported to training camp with a hamstring injury. His participation is timely since starting nose tackle B.J. Raji was lost for the season to an arm injury on Friday night.

The Packers only have one training camp practice remaining, on Wednesday. They ran an extended-period half-line drill on Monday.

Packers.com will provide a “News now!” report from Coach Mike McCarthy’s post-practice press conference.


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