News now! Rodgers to Nelson highlight of morning practice

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 4, 2015 – 9:58 am

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — First-round draft pick Damarious Randall got an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most explosive passing combinations in the league. In a team-run/play-action-pass drill, quarterback Aaron Rodgers faked a handoff, dropped back into the pocket and lofted a perfect deep pass that fell softly into the hands of wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who had beaten Randall by two steps.

The familiar sight of Rodgers and Nelson hooking up for a touchdown drew the loudest cheer of Tuesday’s practice. Earlier, a kickoff-return/kickoff-coverage drill created the loudest thud of the morning. It left linebacker Josh Francis helmetless.

Rookie Ty Montgomery did the bulk of the kickoff-return work, and the spirited special teams drill further accentuated Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s emphasis on improved play by Packers special teams this season.

Packers.com will update details of the morning practice with McCarthy’s comments in his post-practice press conference.

 


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