Practice update: Packers look healthy

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 26, 2012 – 4:22 pm

In the portion of Wednesday’s practice open to reporters, virtually every member of the active roster was doing something on the field, an indication the Packers may be the healthiest they’ve been all season.

TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder) and LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle) who missed Monday night’s game with injuries were back at practice. Rookie S Sean Richardson (hamstring) even took a few jog-through “look” team reps without a helmet, though it’s possible that won’t really be characterized as participating in practice on the injury report.

Undoubtedly, there will still be players listed on the injury report, because not all players will take part in the full practice. We’ll get that injury report from Mike McCarthy when he speaks to the media at approximately 5 p.m.


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Jennings practicing on Saturday

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 22, 2012 – 11:40 am

As he said he would, WR Greg Jennings was practicing on Saturday in the portion of the workout open to the media. Jennings is trying to come back from a groin injury that forced him to miss Week 2 against Chicago.

However, TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder), LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle) and rookie S Sean Richardson (hamstring) were not practicing.

Coach Mike McCarthy will address the media following practice and the final designations (probable, questionable, etc.) on the injured players will be announced.


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Jennings says he’s ‘ready to go’

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 21, 2012 – 4:12 pm

During the closed portion of Friday’s practice, after the media left, it turned out WR Greg Jennings did participate on a limited basis, and speaking with reporters afterwards he sounded optimistic about his chances to play Monday night in Seattle.

“It feels better,” Jennings said of his groin injury, which kept him out of the Week 2 victory over the Bears. “It’s not 100 percent. I’m not going to sit here and act like it’s 100 percent, but it feels really good. I’m extremely excited about the progress.

“Right now, in my mind, I’m ready to go. Felt good. Didn’t feel great, but I felt good enough to where, oh yeah, I can do this.”

Jennings said he expected to practice again on Saturday, but he’s aware the concern of the coaching and medical staffs is that he not re-aggravate the groin injury to the point it sidelines him again, perhaps for even longer. That was the concern after Jennings tested the injury on Tuesday and then had to sit out Thursday’s practice.

Combined with the concussion Jennings sustained during training camp, he called this “a rough start” to the season. He also ended last season on a rough note, sitting out the final three regular-season games with a knee injury and then leaving the playoff game early with a rib problem.

Despite all the missed time, though, Jennings doesn’t feel his timing with QB Aaron Rodgers will suffer considerably when he does return.

“It’s just a matter of being out there consistently,” he said. “That comes back like riding a bike, so I’m not concerned about that. It’s just making sure that I’m ready to be out there, and when I am out there, I can have endurance to stay out there.”


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Jennings still not practicing

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 21, 2012 – 12:26 pm

WR Greg Jennings was not practicing again on Friday during the portion of the workout open to the media. Jennings also missed Thursday’s practice with his groin injury.

The Packers were practicing in pads for the second time this week. They also wore pads on Tuesday.

LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle) also continued to sit out, but TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder) returned to practice on Friday.

Mike McCarthy will speak to the media following practice with an injury update.


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RB Alex Green not practicing Friday

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 7, 2012 – 11:32 am

In the portion of Friday’s practice open to the media, RB Alex Green was not practicing. Green hasn’t been on the injury report all week, so one possibility is that this was a planned day off as part of his comeback from reconstructive knee surgery. Green was on a snap count all through training camp and the preseason.

We’ll know more when Mike McCarthy addresses the media after practice and the final injury report for the week is released.

Also not practicing Friday were RB James Starks and LB Jamari Lattimore. CB Davon House was doing some drills but was not wearing his helmet and did not appear to be a full participant.

Post-practice update: Green’s day of rest was planned, and he is listed as probable on the injury report for Sunday’s game.


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