As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.
- Tonight’s captains will be WR Jordy Nelson (offense), CB Tramon Williams (defense) and CB Davon House (special teams).
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The Packers coaching staff awarded four game balls to players for their individual performances in the 31-13 victory over the Browns on Sunday.
On offense, the honor went to WR Jarrett Boykin, who led the team with eight catches for 103 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. It was Boykin’s first career 100-yard game and first career TD, all coming in his first career start.
On defense, game balls were awarded to CB Davon House and LB Jamari Lattimore. House snagged his first career interception on an early fourth-and-1, and later in the game, he broke up two passes around the goal line, one on a fourth-and-15 deep throw intended for WR Josh Gordon.
Lattimore led the defense with nine solo tackles and 12 total tackles, including his first pro sack and a deflected pass.
On special teams, CB Micah Hyde received recognition for his 18-yard punt return early in the game to help set up Green Bay’s first touchdown, and for two tackles on the coverage units, including one of Browns KR Travis Benjamin to prevent a TD at the end of a long return.
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The Packers’ coaching staff has awarded four game balls to individual players for their performances in the 38-20 victory over Washington on Sunday.
On offense, QB Aaron Rodgers and WR James Jones were recipients On defense, CB Sam Shields was recognized, and on special teams, it was CB Davon House.
Rodgers completed 34 of 42 passes for a single-game franchise-record-tying 480 yards, with four TDs and a 146.0 passer rating. Jones set career highs with 11 receptions for 178 yards, with half of those yards coming after the catch.
Shields was credited with six solo tackles, one assist and four passes broken up, while House recorded a tackle on both kickoff and punt coverage, following up a strong individual special-teams performance from Week 1.
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Friday night’s practice ended with a crisply executed two-minute drill during which QB Aaron Rodgers needed just four snaps and 36 seconds to score a TD.
Rodgers began the drive with back-to-back 15-yard completions to WR Jeremy Ross. He then hit WR James Jones down the sideline for a 25-yard gain before zipping a 15-yard TD pass to TE Jermichael Finley. The drive began with just 56 seconds on the clock and the offense needing a touchdown. Rodgers was 4-for-4 for 70 yards, and the score came with 20 seconds to spare.
“The two-minute drive was very clean for the offense,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Aaron was very sharp. It was clean on every single play. He does a phenomenal job with the cadence. Obviously he had the big play there (to Jones), and the ball to Jermichael. That was very well done.”
Other notes and observations:
–LB Nate Palmer (shoulder) returned to practice, but the injury list lengthened with WR Jordy Nelson (knee), TE Andrew Quarless (quad) and LB Jamari Lattimore (illness) missing practice. Also, LB Brad Jones (finger) dropped out of practice.
–The absences of Lattimore and Jones at inside linebacker led to rookie seventh-round draft pick Sam Barrington taking a series of reps alongside A.J. Hawk with the first defense in team work. Earlier in practice, Barrington had a thunderous collision with FB John Kuhn in the half-line running drill that was perhaps the loudest pop of pads in camp thus far.
–CB Davon House was working with the first defense instead of rookie CB Micah Hyde, and House had an up-and-down night. In a lengthy team (11-on-11) segment, House was beaten deep by WR Jarrett Boykin, who hauled in a perfect rainbow from Rodgers. Later, House had solid coverage deep on WR Alex Gillett, leading to QB Graham Harrell’s pass falling incomplete.
–RB James Starks continued a solid first week of camp with an impressive rep in the one-on-one blitz pickup drill against the outside linebackers. Rather inconsistent through his career picking up blitzes, Starks cleanly kept Palmer at bay.
–After a sloppy practice on Thursday, the ball was still on the ground too much. On the aforementioned collision between Barrington and Kuhn in the half-line run drill, RB Angelo Pease ended up fumbling the ball. A few snaps earlier in that drill, there was a botched QB-C exchange between Harrell and Patrick Lewis.
Also, during team work, DL Johnny Jolly burst into the backfield and stripped RB Alex Green of the ball. CB Brandon Smith recovered for the defense.
“Good play for the defense, bad play for the offense,” McCarthy said. “I thought it was a good play by Johnny, it’s unacceptable by Alex. That’s part of training against one another.”
Overall, McCarthy was pleased with the workout heading into the Family Night scrimmage, which will feature the first live tackling of training camp.
“I thought it was a good practice,” McCarthy said. “The energy is where it needs to be. That’s our seventh install practice of eight, so I feel very good about where we are schematically.”
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WR Randall Cobb was back at practice on Friday, doing what probably will be considered limited work. He could be seen making cuts to deliberately test his tender ankle. The final update on his injury status will come from Mike McCarthy after practice.
Also, CB Davon House (shoulder/hip) was not practicing for the second straight day, and it appears as though his injury will keep him sidelined Sunday in Minnesota.
Post-practice update: Cobb is listed on the injury report as questionable, and he’ll be evaluated further on Saturday morning.
House is listed as doubtful, while CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) and RB James Starks (knee) have been ruled out.
Everyone else on the Packers’ injury report is probable, which would mean the return to the field for the following players who have missed games recently: TE Tom Crabtree, WR Jordy Nelson, DE C.J. Wilson, DE Jerel Worthy and RB Alex Green.
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G Josh Sitton (concussion) and K Mason Crosby (illness), who both missed Wednesday’s practice, were back on the practice field on Thursday, though it appeared in the portion open to the media that Sitton was very limited in his activities.
The Packers were practicing in pads, their last padded practice of the regular season and their first in a few weeks. WR Randall Cobb (ankle/knee) was not practicing, nor was CB Davon House (shoulder). RB James Starks (knee) also remained out.
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CB Davon House returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s workout with an illness.
Also, DB Charles Woodson was back at practice, though he already has been ruled out for this week and won’t play in Sunday’s game.
RB James Starks (knee), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring) and DE C.J. Wilson (knee) all remain out of practice.
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In Perry’s spot, that means more playing time for LB Erik Walden and perhaps rookie LB Dezman Moses. In Shields’ place, that could lead to a bigger role for rookie CB Casey Hayward and perhaps the first action of the season for CB Davon House.
Hayward has three interceptions in the last two games, putting him atop the league leaderboard for rookies this season, and if he steps into Shields’ starting spot he expects opposing QBs to pick on him.
“Definitely, especially when you’ve got a guy like Tramon out there, Woodson, Morgan,” Hayward said, referring to his secondary mates. “Of course they’re going to go at the rookies.”
McCarthy said Hayward got his hands on a couple of passes in practice again on Wednesday, and the coach appreciates his steady play.
“I’ve always liked the way he plays football,” McCarthy said. “He’s been given more responsibilities and he leads our team in interceptions, and that says a lot for a rookie.”
Next up in the CB rotation after Hayward could be House (pictured), who was in line to win a starting job before a shoulder injury in the preseason opener derailed those plans.
“It’s been a tough path for him to get back, and hopefully this is the week,” McCarthy said.
House, who has been practicing with a shoulder harness but has yet to be active for a game this season, could be activated for the first time and possibly see snaps in the Packers’ nickel (5 DBs), dime (6) or dollar (7) packages.
“I still go through practice at full speed, and I feel like my shoulder is the best it’s going to get right now until I get time off, and I can play at a high level,” said House, who estimated it took him a couple of weeks of practice to get used to the harness.
“I never even think about it. Today I broke up a pass today with my left (side). I reached out and batted it down without a problem. It felt good even with the harness on.”
In other injury news, neither WR Greg Jennings (groin) nor DL B.J. Raji (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday. Both players could be tested later in the week. TE D.J. Williams (hamstring) was a limited participant after missing Sunday night’s game. RB Alex Green was also limited with a shoulder injury, but it isn’t expected to hold him back.
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The Packers put on pads for Thursday’s practice, the first time they’ve had pads on since last Thursday’s preseason finale against Kansas City.
With the CBA rules regarding the limitations on padded practices, the Packers generally will practice in pads only once per week. Last year, Mike McCarthy used Thursday for that, and it appears he’s sticking to the same plan in 2012.
RB James Starks and LB Jamari Lattimore were not practicing in the portion open to the media. S Sean Richardson was back at practice after sitting out on Monday and Wednesday. Also, CB Davon House was in pads and doing some drills, so he is taking another step forward in his recovery after returning to the practice field on a limited basis on Wednesday.
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Wednesday’s practice was not in pads, but based on the players who participated in the portion of the workout open to the media, it appears the Packers are getting healthier on the injury front.
Defensive linemen B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett were both practicing, as was inside linebacker Robert Francois. All three of them have been battling injuries stemming from the last two preseason contests.
Also, CB Davon House and LB Jamari Lattimore were doing some drills, but they weren’t as active in practice as the others. That could mean they’re close to returning but not enough to be active for a game yet. S Sean Richardson and RB James Starks continued to sit out.
The first injury report of the week will be released after practice, when Mike McCarthy addresses the media around 1:40 p.m. CT.
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