Jclombardi reviews camp reports & headlines.
News & reports: Tuesday training camp report. No decision yet on starting Bulaga. Packers’ Bush to have lesser role against Colts. Notebook: RB Starks Can’t Get Healthy. Notebook: LB Chillar gives Packers flexiblity. CB Shields Gets Shot In Nickel Package. Insider: Harrell shows flash of dominance. CB Harris may not be ready for season opener. Barbre, Giacomini may be at the end of the line.
Practice Highlights: Rookie CB Shields promoted to nickel back and special teams, as CB Underwood and CB Lee struggle with performances. LB Chillar is definitely back at ILB especially in base and nickel defenses, but he is 4th OLB. OLB Zombo will probably start with OLB Jones to be a long shot for the Colts game. DE Harrell looked strong in practice. OL Bulaga returned to practice. DE Neal replacing an injured DE Jenkins. Improved rookie OT Newhouse may make team with Barbre, Giacomini may be gone. FB Kuhn will probably get a lot of work as a RB during the Colts preseason game. FB Johnson looked sharp stopping blitzers in practice. K Crosby’s hit 6 of 7 adding to his outstanding 27 of 30 successes in field goals.
Injury report: Players out included WR Swain, S Bigby (ankle), RB Lumpkin (hamstring), CB Harris (knee), RB Porter (ankle), RB Starks (hamstring), LB Matthews (hamstring), DE Jenkins (calf), OL Barbre (lower back), and OLB Jones. Returning to practice was T-G Bulaga (hip flexor). LB Poppinga dropped out after taking a cleat to the right shin. WR Greg Jennings (back spasms) sat out.