There wasn't a lot of big news out of the Green Bay Packers rookie orientation camp and that's probably a good thing because only an injury would have made headlines. Instead the biggest story was that LT Bryan Bulaga got benched after a couple of false start penalties. And in no way does that translate into something to be worried about going forward.
- I had no idea how many players they had in rookie camp. Here's the complete list. It includes the recent draft choices, the recently signed undrafted free agents, players signed to futures contracts at the end of last season, and 28 players in for tryouts. Of those 28, only WR Shawn Gore was reportedly signed, but Mike McCarthy said one more player might receive an offer too.
- Bob McGinn wrote a good article about 5th round draft choice TE Andrew Quarless. He's had off-field problems, but they wouldn't have been drafted him if he didn't have talent. GM Ted Thompson has only used a couple draft choices on TEs over the past few years, and only TE Jermichael Finley and Quarless have been drafted before the 7th round. This draft pick was a big surprise at the time, but Railbird Central pointed out an article from Football Outsiders that showed how ineffective TE Donald Lee was last season. He was the 2nd worst TE according to FO's conventional stats too. The last time a Packer TE was that bad was in 2006 when TE Bubba Franks led the league in suck. Maybe Lee will survive this season since Quarless (he's only 21) still has some growing up to do, but 2010 might be Lee's last season with the Packers.