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On Practice, Stress Fractures, And The Depth Chart

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Rodgers: "We talking about practice?" - JSOnline. Aaron Rodgers jokes about concerns after a sloppy Monday night practice. It was sloppy, but the regular season is still a month away. Now is the time to shake off the rust anyway.

Green Bay Packers news | Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews can play hurt but would prefer not to | Green Bay Press Gazette. The shin injury he played through during the middle of the 2010 season was actually a stress fracture. He was noticeably ineffective for a couple mid-season games, especially in their regular season loss at Atlanta and during a win the following week over the 49ers. He was held out of practice for almost all of November, and he started looking better late in the season, once he was healthy enough to return to practice.

Walden looking good – should start " packergeeks. I still don't have a clear favorite in the race to start at right outside linebacker. I'd be happy with Erik Walden, and I'd be fine with Frank Zombo. It apparently won't be former starter Brad Jones, who's listed on the depth chart as the backup to Matthews on the left side.

Packers Depth Chart: The Interesting Parts | Total Packers. Speaking of the depth chart. There aren't any big surprises on it, which was just released on Tuesday, but OL Nick McDonald is the top backup at center and right guard, though he didn't play center in college.

08/09/11 Unsatisfied Neal keeps working. With DE Mike Neal looking like the front runner to take over for Cullen Jenkins on the defensive line, here's an in-depth story on him.