Knees up, folks. (Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE)
The Green Bay Packers' minicamp opened on Tuesday, and the first practice of the week was open to the public. The local media was in attendance and reporting on the major events of the day. Here's a brief recap of what happened during practice:
Charles Woodson practiced, but only as the slot corner in the nickel package. When asked why he didn't participate in the base defense packages, Woodson said he was getting back on the field gradually after skipping the OTAs and the easiest way to get comfortable again was in the nickel package.
Jarrett Bush was the starting cornerback in the base and nickel defenses. Cue the "He went to Jarrett" jokes.
Clay Matthews sat out practice again, with UDFA Dezman Moses taking his spot at ROLB on the first team.
Tight end Jermichael Finley practiced, but didn't appear to participate in all drills.
Safety Morgan Burnett did not practice due to an injured quadriceps muscle. He said that he would have practiced if it were training camp instead of minicamp. Jerron McMillian took his place with the first team, next to M.D. Jennings.
This morning, the Packers announced that they were canceling practice in favor of a team building activity. They did the same thing last year, with Bryan Bulaga winning a junk car after the team's Home Run Derby. This year, they went to a shooting range to hunt clay pigeons. There's no word yet on Matthews' status for practice tomorrow.
Thursday's practice, set for a 10:45 AM start, will now be open to the public as well as the media.