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Thursday Practice

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by TOPHAT, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. TOPHAT

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    http://www.packersnews.com/includes/newspaper/blogs/insider/index.shtml

    Morency, Grant sit out walkthrough

    Running backs Vernand Morency and Ryan Grant sat out the walkthrough portion of practice this morning, and it's unclear whether they're participating in team drills. Morency (knee) and Grant (hamstring) were two of the six Packers listed as "limited" on Wednesday's injury report. They stood and watched the walkthrough, then participated in stretching and a ball-security drill before reporters got the boot after less than 30 minutes. WR Donald Driver (foot) and RB Brandon Jackson (concussion) participated in the walkthrough. T Tony Moll (neck/shoulder) and S Aaron Rouse (hamstring) left practice to get treatment Wednesday and seem unlikely to suit up for Sunday's regular-season opener against Philadelphia. DE Michael Montgomery (knee) is out.
     
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    Williams, Woodson get nod on returns

    Tramon Williams will start Sunday's opener as the Packers' kick returner and also may see action on punt returns. Special teams coordinator Mike Stock said today the risk is too great in letting Will Blackmon, who has a broken thumb, field the ball with a cast on his left hand. So the Packers will put Williams behind DeShawn Wynn on kick returns and also might give the first-year pro a shot at a punt, though Charles Woodson likely will take the first. "We're better off with two guys who can secure the ball, whether it's Charles Woodson or Tramon Williams, who can secure it and maintain possession of it and bring the ball back and get good field position for the offense," Stock said. "I think that's a better trade." Blackmon still could be activated as the No. 4 cornerback.
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    Jennings added to injury report

    Receiver Greg Jennings was added to the Packers' injury report today because of a hamstring injury. Jennings sat out some portions of Wednesday's practice to receive extra stretching but didn't show any signs of trouble during the 28 minutes of practice that were open to the media today. It's unclear how much of practice he missed. He was listed in the "limited participation" category along with receiver Donald Driver (foot), running back Ryan Grant (hamstring), running back Brandon Jackson (concussion), tackle Tony Moll (neck), running back Vernand Morency (knee) and safety Aaron Rouse (hamstring). The other six also appeared on the report Wednesday.
     
  3. tromadz

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    Jennings is hurt now?

    Jeeeeeez
     
  4. Popcynical

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    Uh oh... hope Gregorious is fine by Sunday!
     
  5. cheesey

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    This is starting to look like a MASH unit..........and the real games haven't even started yet!
     
  6. porky88

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    I think some of these players need to take some toughen up pills.

    The words of Badgers Coach Bret Bielema.
     
  7. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    Jenning's being hurt worries me. I'm sure he'll be fine, but I just hope he isn't injury prone often.

    I can see Jone's being the number two receiver by the end of the year.
     
  8. Aytumious

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    Jennings injury doesn't seem like much of a big deal based on what is reported. If he tweaked it a bit, then of course he is going to get treatment for it and miss some practice. If he's limited tomorrow then there is some reason for concern.
     
  9. Popcynical

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    I agree. By Sunday Jennings will be wearing gold-plated diapers.
     
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    Notes: Bush prepared for a challenge. Eagles expected to pick on nickel back.

    The way the Philadelphia Eagles abused nickel back Ahmad Carroll the last time they played the Green Bay Packers, you would think they'd be despondent that he has been replaced in the lineup by promising, young cornerback Jarrett Bush. Bush is expecting the same treatment Carroll got last year when the Eagles took shot after shot at the 5-foot-9 cornerback, knowing they'd either draw a penalty or connect for a big play. The 6-foot, 197-pound Bush might be better suited for the nickel job, but he is as green as the Lambeau Field grass and hasn't proved a thing yet. Bush earned the right to be Eagles coach Andy Reid's opening day clay pigeon by winning a hard-fought training camp battle....His reward is to see what Reid cooks up with his countless receiver shifts, empty backfields and willingness to throw the ball as often as it takes to win a game. Who's to say Reid won't test Bush the way he did Carroll? It's a better alternative than going after Al Harris or Charles Woodson. It remains to be seen whether defensive coordinator Bob Sanders can give Bush help. Reid likes to send his running back, Brian Westbrook, into the slot and run four verticals either with two receivers and a tight end or three receivers. The safeties have to cover inside and Bush will be left alone along the sideline.

    The medical unit

    Add wide receiver Greg Jennings to the list of Packers hurting. Jennings apparently pulled a hamstring in practice Wednesday and was limited in the work he did Thursday. In the portion of practice in which reporters were present, Jennings was in uniform and took part in all the drills, but he did not finish the practice. Coach Mike McCarthy will have to list him as either probable, questionable, doubtful or out on the injury report today. Under the NFL's new injury report format, he has to indicate only the injured player's practice status. No one else new was added to the report and everyone on it took part in some form of practice.

    Running it out

    Neither McCarthy nor running backs coach Edgar Bennett could say that Vernand Morency (knee) would be available against the Eagles. Morency took part in practice but Bennett said his work was limited. The decision on his status probably won't be determined until after practice today. "He was a little sore today," McCarthy said. "You don't want to bring a guy back after a long (layoff) and risk setting him back another four, five or six weeks. He went through today. I'll see how he felt." Bennett said Morency was showing the burst he had before the injury, but other factors are still being considered. Morency missed all of training camp. There's little doubt that rookie Brandon Jackson will start and be the primary back, but what isn't known is how much work he can handle after coming back from a concussion. With Morency a big question mark, rookie DeShawn Wynn is lined up for extensive use.

    Ready position

    Only a few days off the plane from Pittsburgh, rookie fullback John Kuhn has a fairly good chance of being active Sunday. The Packers' only other fullback is rookie Korey Hall and given his duties on special teams there's almost no way McCarthy can go into the game without another fullback. Good thing for the Packers that Kuhn was a chemistry major at Shippensburg University.
     
  11. all about da packers

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    Jennings injury this close to Sunday is worrying.

    I just hope his quickness and ability to break in and out of routes isn't restricted a whole lot because of the hamstring. We need the Greg of the last years first few games.
     
  12. pack_in_black

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    This Greg Jennings injury sounds very Bellicheck-esque to me.

    Jennings was kept under wraps all preseason.

    Now he's "limited" aka the Bellicheck clause on the injury list.



    Gregarious is our secret weapon. And in the words of Eric Cartman:


    "It's on!"
     
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    Unless my memory has left me Carroll was not in the nickle back position when he was getting burned back there by Philly last year.

    I remember Woodson having to go out with an injury and Carroll coming in at the #2 which forever more gave new meaning to the term "toasted cheese."

    Where's Trom? He's going to love that one.
     
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    how the hell do all these pro athletes pull their hamstrings? I am pretty active in athletics and working out and have been since i was a kid. My friends and family too, and i have never encountered a pulled hamstring by myself or any of them. Pulled hamstrings are bullshit. nobody pulls their hammy, it's gotta be code for something. maybe it means they were just too hung over to practice that day.... did Hornung suffer from a lot of "pulled hamstrings"?
     
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    What does that mean?
     
  16. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I'm gonna be limited in my posts in the future as per my hamstring injury. I will do my best to rehab and resume normal quantity of posting.
     
  17. all about da packers

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    Injury report update from McCarthy's press conference:

    Driver: probable (full participation in practice)

    B-Jack: probable (full participation in practice)

    Jennings: questionable (did not participate at practice)

    ****.

    Edit: McCarthy says he talked to Jennings, and Jennings told him he felt "good".
     
  18. bozz_2006

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    don't push it. you wouldn't want to agrivate the injury.
     
  19. Packnic

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    aadp...your taking me to negative town right now and i cant say i like it.

    turn this ride around...cause thats something i never wanna face... Greg Jennings in a dark alley down in negative town. its a recipe for disaster.
     
  20. Popcynical

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    Never question Bruce Dickens!
     
  21. PackwillBEback

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    So we have no healthy Running backs or Wide Recievers?? Good stuff.....
     
  22. Packnic

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    Donald Driver is starting
    James jones is starting
    Greg Jennings is starting
    Brandon Jackson is starting
    Vernand Morency is playing

    none of them have been ruled out to play in Week 1... i dont see what everyone is getting there g-strings in a knot for.
    some of them might be a little banged up, but **** happens in the NFL... you just gotta roll with it.

    you gotta see through the BS that is a regular season injury report my friend. until i hear otherwise, it looks to me that all of our Running backs and Wrs are starting so.....
     

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