Day two of the Green Bay Packers' rookie minicamp came and went on Saturday, and the media covering the team was hard at work recapping the events of the day. Enjoy this pseudo-Cheese Curds version of the news from Saturday at minicamp.
B.J. Coleman shows better command of Packers offense - JSOnline
This article really explains the difference a season on the practice squad can make for a young player, especially a quarterback. Personally, I think Coleman will win the backup job in training camp if he keeps up the good work.
Notes - Retooled Brandon Bostick sees an opportunity - JSOnline
We had a great fanpost on Bostick's shot at a roster spot the other day, and it definitely appears that he's got a great chance to make the roster if he can show that he's developing as a blocker.
Datko of strong body and mind following tough rookie season - JSOnline
Datko said he was going to take 2-3 weeks off, but was back lifting again just a week after the season ended. Adding some versatility at guard could certainly make Datko a critical depth piece this season.
Bakhtiari could be among favorites at right tackle - packersnews.com
The last rookie to start at right tackle in Green Bay is now on the left side, but he got the job because of an injury to Mark Tauscher. Bakhtiari has a legitimate chance to win the job outright from a group of veterans and fellow young players.
Undrafted center Lewis plays with chip on his shoulder | packersnews.com
UDFA center Patrick Lewis had familiarity with the Dolphins' coaching staff, but he signed with the Packers anyway because of a better track record of undrafted players making the roster.
Right side of Packers line cleared for competition - Packers.com
Vic is the first person who has strongly suggested that T.J. Lang will have stiff competition for the starting job at right guard. McCarthy hinted at it, though, and Lang could certainly have his work cut out for him.
Packers rookies willing and able to shift spots - Packers.com
Just about every Packer draftee (outside of the running backs and receivers) has the ability and opportunity to play multiple positions. J.C. Tretter even worked with a former NFL center before the draft to get familiar with that spot.
We'll get into coach Mike McCarthy's press conference comments a little later on this afternoon.