Notes from Packers' Tuesday Open OTA

May 22, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Ryan Pickett (79) waits his turn during drills at the Green Bay Packers organized team activities at Ray Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

Tuesday was the last day that the Packers' OTAs were open to the public. Thanks to the diligent work of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Rob Demovsky, Pete Dougherty, and Zach Heilprin, a number of interesting and important events were catalogued.

First, the entire first-string offensive line of Newhouse, Lang, Saturday, Sitton, and Bulaga practiced together on Tuesday. That was the first time all five projected starters were on the field simultaneously this off-season.

Because of Marshall Newhouse's return, Andrew Datko and Herb Taylor were limited to second-team repetitions. Datko has played at both tackle positions but was working more heavily at right tackle with Newhouse back.

Clay Matthews did not participate in drills on Tuesday due to muscle tightness. He jogged during warmups but wasn't on the field. Erik Walden and UDFA Dezman Moses took most of the reps at ROLB in his place.

Tramon Williams was aggressive in coverage and made an interception on a deep ball that Aaron Rodgers threw up for grabs after an offsides call.

The nickel defense remained the same, with B.J. Raji and Jerel Worthy lining up on the defensive line and M.D. Jennings playing safety. The only change was Walden in for Matthews at ROLB.

Desmond Bishop commented to Heilprin that the coaching staff has been putting in several new defensive looks during OTAs and that they've felt more like training camp this year.

Tight end D.J. Williams made an impressive tipped, one-handed catch during practice.

Finally, coach Mike McCarthy commented in his press conference after the practice that "I don't think it's feasible to move Charles around as much as we have in the past. Charles is clearly a playmaker, he's played nickel, dime, corner, safety for us. He'll continue to do those things." That should give a little more fuel to the rumors about Woodson moving to safety full-time.

Remember that the team's mandatory mini-camp runs from June 12-14 of next week. Players will report for training camp on Wednesday, July 25th.

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