Packers training camp notes …


As the Packers start training camp, there have been a few interesting tidbits that have emerged so far. 

Some of those tidbits were brought out by reporters tweeting from the practice field last night.

Here’s a look at just a few that I thought I would pass along:

Jermichael Finley, the master Twitter tweeter of Packers players followed Aaron Rodgers’ lead and signed off the message-maker for the rest of the season.

Reporters said that Charles Woodson seemed 100 percent, but noticed a protective device on the shoulder he injured in SB LVI.

The lockout is going to have a profound effect on Packers rookies … As was expected. However, because human beings learn at different rates and in different ways, it will be interesting to watch and see who catches on the quickest.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy may seem to be a bit sleepy and might even be wearing some bags under his eyes these days … Not only has he had to prepare and organize the training camp schedule, but he and his wife, Jessica, welcomed their first child, a baby girl, into the world late Thursday.

The Packers have most likely parted ways with Atari Bigby … rookie Alex Green is wearing #20.

The Packers shareholders who attended the annual meeting late last week gave General Manager Ted Thompson a standing ovation when announced.

Ryan Grant was running strong in last night’s initial practice. Reporters tweeting from practice noted he showed no signs of being slowed by the injured ankle and he even sprinted all the way to the end zone on a long run long after the whistle had blown.

Grant also indicated he could have played at the end of last season but was glad he had the extra rehabilitation time. He also said the time gained during the lockout was valuable.

Jermichael Finley, according to more than one reporter, is looking slimmer than in the past, and his knee looked fine while he worked out and ran routes.

Most of the practices this year will be under the lights, prompting one post on GBPress Gazette that the Packers should market bicycle lights and sell them at the pro shop.

Rookie Darren Sherrod worked with the first team at left guard, the position left vacant when Daryn Colledge left for Arizona in free agency. TJ Lang worked at the position with the second team. Bryan Bulaga stayed at right tackle with the first team.

Frank Zombo worked with the first team at ROLB…Erik Walden was with the second team. 

Two reporters noticed that they thought rookie ILB DJ Smith looked “really short.” He’s listed  at 5’11″

Punter Tim Masthay handled the place kicking duties because Mason Crosby can’t hit the field until Aug. 4 … CBA rules. Masthay was 3 for 4 on FGs from 38 yards … With rookie Randall Cobb holding.

Still no word on James Jones … Or John Kuhn …

Tonight’s practice, again without pads, is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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