Today’s Green Bay Packers training camp practice was closed off to the public, and it was also held inside the Don Hutson center as the team prepares for their first preseason game this weekend against the Houston Texans.
Fortunately, the Packers reporters were in attendance, and as always, did an excellent job of keeping us up to date. In case you missed anything — and in all honesty, there wasn’t much — here is a rundown of what took place.
– As I just said, today was a lighter practice with the players not in pads and it only lasted an hour and 18 minutes.
– On the injury front, the Green Bay Packers were missing Aaron Jones, Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary, Juwann Winfree, Equanimeous St. Brown, Kamal Martin, Randy Ramsey and Chris Blair in addition to those who were already out.
– Despite not working out with the team today, Aaron Jones was at practice working with the rehab group, which included a number of other players.
– Some good news, however, was that Dominique Dafney was back for his first practice and Josiah Deguara was on the field working with the first team offense for the first time since returning.
– As OLB coach Mike Smith told us, that fourth edge role is up for grabs and special teams play will likely determine the winner, but Jonathan Garvin had a nice rep today, winning against Billy Turner.
– Matt Schneidman of The Athletic notes that Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s hands have been much more consistent this summer. He made a nice snag over the middle of the field.
– With Aaron Jones sidelined, that meant AJ Dillon took many of the reps with the starters.
– Kylin Hill made a nice contested grab in the end zone and received a high-five afterwards from Aaron Rodgers.
– Mason Crosby misses one of his field goal attempts, however, he does make a 51-yarder on a bad snap but a nice catch and hold from JK Scott.
– Rodgers opened team drills by connecting with Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard on back-to-back plays.
– While the trio of Jon Runyan, Lucas Patrick, and Ben Braden have been rotating at the two guard spots, Runyan sure is getting quite a few snaps at left guard—and that continued today.