Sunday morning practice report

Posted by on August 1, 2010 – 11:06 am

Starting tackles Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher were given the morning off. With the veterans getting some rest, rookie Bryan Bulaga worked with the first group at LT, and Breno Giacomini and T.J. Lang each took reps with the No. 1 line at RT.

LB Nick Barnett (knee), WR Brett Swain (knee), DE Ronald Talley (knee) and S Derrick Martin (ankle), who all missed time during the offseason due to their injuries, also sat out.

With the Packers practicing again on Sunday, those players on a one-a-day schedule are expected to be back on the field this evening.

Linebacker Brad Jones (bruised back)  didn’t practice on Sunday morning after dropping out of Saturday’s practice early. Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Jones is day-to-day. Veteran Brady Poppinga worked with the No. 1 defense in place of Jones at LOLB.

The three players on the physically unable to perform list, safety Atari Bigby (ankle), cornerback Al Harris (knee) and running back James Starks (hamstring), continued to sit out.

During team work, QB Aaron Rodgers connected with WR Jordy Nelson on a nice pass over the middle over the outstretched arms of LB A.J. Hawk.

During a blitz drill, CB Charles Woodson made a nice breakup on a pass over the middle from Rodgers to WR Donald Driver.

Rodgers later overthrew WR Greg Jennings and was picked off by S Will Blackmon, his first INT at his new position.

Rookie S Morgan Burnett intercepted a Rodgers pass in 7-on-7 work that went off the hands of TE Spencer Havner.

LB Desmond Bishop picked off QB Matt Flynn on a pass intended for Driver during team work.

Woodson nearly made a great interception of a Rodgers pass intended for WR James Jones deep down the seam, but wasn’t able to hang on.

CB Jarrett Bush dropped out late in practice with leg cramps.

Click here for the full transcript of Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s post-practice press conference.

Check later today for the feature story and Training Camp Report, and the blog for an account of Sunday night’s practice.

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