Packers Field Report: July 30, 2016
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The Packers hit the practice field with pads today. Tomorrow, the team will host their annual Family Night practice inside Lambeau Field in front of a sold out crowd.
Abbrederis tough leaping catch at end line, ref at goal line signaled TD, looked like only one foot down though(no ref at end line)— Pete Dougherty (@PeteDougherty) July 30, 2016
One play after Janis drop, Jared Abbrederis makes diving catch of Rodgers pass in end zone. Wonder how moments like that register with a QB.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) July 30, 2016
Big edge to Tim Masthay in the punting competition. Averaged 55.3 yds/4.59 hang time compared to 42.75/4.25 for Peter Mortell.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) July 30, 2016
Masthay very consistent today punting with wind: 59, 53, 48, 59. Mortell starts out 53 and 62 and then a pair of 28 yard mishits.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) July 30, 2016
Rodgers and Abbrederis connect on one of the prettiest plays in camp. Seam route vs zone and Rodgers puts it on a line right on his hands.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) July 30, 2016
Sloppy team drills at practice today, particularly presnap penalties and QB/center shotgun exchange. Can tell it's second day in pads.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) July 30, 2016
Nick Perry destroys Justin Perillo and blows up a running play. Lacy would have been dropped for a 4-yard loss.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) July 30, 2016
Joe Whitt had Sam Shields and LaDarius Gunter outside and Rollins and Hyde inside in the dime in 2-minute. Randall coming off bench.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) July 30, 2016
Jason Spriggs four pass-block wins today came against Nick Perry, Kyler Fackrell and Reggie Gilbert (twice).— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) July 30, 2016
Jason Spriggs with another really good showing in one on ones. Met a bull rush from Nick Perry on Thurs and recovered. Held own again today— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) July 30, 2016
Coach Mike McCarthy met with the media prior to practice. He shot down the idea of Green Bay taking seven wide receivers into the regular season.
Everyone wants answers now, but MM says he's conscious not to get "too high or too low" on anybody until camp's second week. Takes time.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) July 30, 2016
McCarthy said the team came out of the first padded practice "pretty good" in health-wise. Will be interesting to see if anyone sits today.— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) July 30, 2016
An old friend returned to the practice field today. Tight end Jermichael Finley was in attendance.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame induction is next Saturday night. Brett Favre's bust has arrived in Canton, Ohio.
Finally, a few notable roster moves involving former Packers.
DE B.J. McBryde, released by the Packers on Monday, signed with the 49ers.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) July 30, 2016
Also, former Packers TE Jake Stoneburner was released by the Dolphins.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) July 30, 2016