Tuesday night practice report

Posted by on August 3, 2010 – 9:27 pm

Left guard Daryn Colledge sat out due to a hyperextended elbow, so Jason Spitz worked with the No. 1 line in his place. Head Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t give a timetable for his return, but said Colledge would benefit from the day off Wednesday.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings was not at practice because he had to attend to a personal matter.

Continuing to sit out were linebacker Brad Jones (knee), guard/tackle Marshall Newhouse (concussion) and wide receiver Jeff Moturi (knee). McCarthy said Moturi sprained his knee and is expected to miss a couple of weeks.

Safety Will Blackmon and linebacker Nick Barnett, both on a one-a-day schedule thus far as they recover from knee injuries, sat out the night session. Safety Derrick Martin and defensive end Ronald Talley, also returning from injuries, both returned to the field after taking the morning off.

Defensive end Justin Harrell was held out of practice by the team doctor due to the heat-related issues that forced him to drop out early from Monday’s practice. McCarthy said Harrell wanted to practice, and is expected to be back on the field on Thursday when the team resumes on-field work.

The players on PUP, cornerback Al Harris (knee), safety Atari Bigby (ankle) and running back James Starks (hamstring) remained sideline. McCarthy said he expected to hear the results of the tests done on Bigby’s injured ankle on Wednesday morning.

Much like last year’s night practice before the players’ first day off, Tuesday night’s practice was perhaps the most spirited of camp thus far. The biggest hit of the night came when tight end Jermichael Finley put a huge block on linebacker Cyril Obiozor near the sideline on a Charles Dillon reception.

There were a couple of instances where extracurricular activity continued on after the play, including a post-play scrum between rookie tackle Bryan Bulaga and defensive end Jarius Wynn. McCarthy called the team in to calm things down, and after that practice went on without any issues.

Mason Crosby connected on all six of his kicks, from distances between 28 and 45 yards, during a field goal period with punter Tim Masthay doing the holding. Crosby later went 1-for-2 from 39 yards out in a two-minute period.

Aaron Rodgers connected with wide receiver Jordy Nelson on a nice pass down the seam during team (11-on-11) work with safety Morgan Burnett covering. Rodgers also hooked up in a 7-on-7 drill with wide receiver Donald Driver, who made a nice diving grab.

Former General Manager Ron Wolf was on the field to watch practice.

There is no practice on Wednesday before the team returns for two sessions on Thursday.

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