Packers Minicamp Runs June 21 Through June 23

What does the minicamp mean to the Green Bay Packers? Mike McCarthy says it best:

You used to have the mini-camp historically where it was really the starting point of your offseason program. For us the last couple years it's been the ending point. And it's a testament to the players, their commitment of being here since March 15 and just the amount of work we've been able to get done.

The coaches are installing offensive and defensive schemes, and introducing new concepts. The players are in shorts with no pads, except for CB Charles Woodson who is wearing his knit cap no matter how hot it gets. Individual players can't really be evaluated. 

Monday's practice was open to the public. According to the Press-Gazette, Tuesday is also open to the public while Wednesday is only open to the media. Then nothing for over a month until training camp begins. 

Via Cheesehead TV is word that DE Cullen Jenkins practiced at outside linebacker. I've got no problem with him lining up outside on a four man line for an obvious passing down. But I don't want to see him drop back in coverage. I wouldn't expect he'd like it either: DE Aaron Kampman wasn't a fan of his move to outside LB. 

There are 11 injured Packers sitting out minicamp, but according to JSOnline.com only CB Al Harris is unlikely to be ready for the start of training camp. Based on how slowly they brought LB Nick Barnett back last season, I don't expect to see Harris playing during the preseason. They might keep him on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list through training camp, even after the start of the regular season, so they could use his roster spot until he's ready. But it would mean he'd sit out the first six regular season games (which I can't imagine he'd be happy about). 

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