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Green Bay Packers OTAs: Recap Of Day 1

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May 11, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Nick Perry (53) during the Green Bay Packers Mini-Camp at the Don Hutson Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE
May 11, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Nick Perry (53) during the Green Bay Packers Mini-Camp at the Don Hutson Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

The Green Bay Packers opened their organized team activities for the summer on Monday. This was the first day of this set of OTAs and the only practice during this set that was open to the public. All of the local media was in attendance, along with a few hundred fans who skipped work and/or school.

Vic Ketchman and Mike Spofford of Packers.com did a video review of practice, discussing the standout players. They also throw in a couple of quotes from Clay Matthews and Mike McCarthy. They spend a bit of time talking about M.D. Jennings' impressive performance, and they note that Sam Shields looked very intense and enthusiastic on Tuesday. Jennings was the starting safety in the absence of both Charlie Peprah and Charles Woodson on Tuesday, and he intercepted Aaron Rodgers on one occasion.

Over at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, they have a rundown of most of the important happenings at Tuesday's practice. Rob Demovsky has the complete list of guys who did not practice, none of whom were too surprising. The only guy who sat out that we had heard previously might be able to go is rookie defensive lineman Mike Daniels.

Nick Perry continued to play left outside linebacker with the first team defense, while Clay Matthews played on the right side. He noted in the above-linked Packers.com video that he expects to be sent at the opposing quarterback from just about everywhere on the field. Jerel Worthy did not start at right defensive end, but was the starting defensive tackle next to B.J. Raji in nickel sets. Worthy could adjust to his new position and win a job in preseason, but it makes sense that he's starting in this specialist role.

Anyone surprised by anything they've read about the first OTA session?