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Notebook: Draft Picks Get Early Look At Tackle Spots

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, May 1, 2009.

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    Apr 18, 2009
    Head Coach Mike McCarthy has talked about wanting to establish continuity this season along the offensive line as several players compete for spots, and the Packers added to that group last weekend with the selection of guard/tackle T.J. Lang and tackle Jamon Meredith.

    During Friday's opening workout of rookie orientation, the young tandem lined up at the tackle spots, Lang on the right side and Meredith on the left.

    While the rookies were at those positions on Friday and may continue to work there during OTAs, McCarthy said the health of other players on the offensive line also will factor into that. Left tackle Chad Clifton is recovering from minor offseason surgeries on both knees, so his status for offseason work hasn't been determined. Second-year tackle Breno Giacomini, expected to compete with Lang, Allen Barbre, and Tony Moll for the right tackle spot, is recovering from offseason surgery on his ankle.

    "Not everybody is going to be clear as we go th..


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