As part of Mike McCarthy's newfound reliance on scientific concepts to help the Green Bay Packers stay healthy and prepare for games, the team will be practicing today, the day before their third preseason game. With the Raiders in town shortly, the storylines are easy to pick out from a matchup standpoint, but identifying which backups will get extended playing time appears to be difficult, especially since the starters will play more this week.
One player who looks to get more opportunities is cornerback Jumal Rolle, who will likely get extensive action in the second half. If the active roster isn't his immediate destination after training camp, it's entirely possible he could go on the team's newly expanded practice squad.
There's that and much more in today's curds. Enjoy!
Can Packers’ no-huddle offense find yet another gear? | Packers.com
This quote from David Bakhtiari is great: "If we don't score, it's really annoying ... you work that hard, you might as well get seven (points)."
Packers will give Jumal Rolle chances against Raiders | JSOnline
Rolle had a great game against Tennessee, but struggled a bit in St. Louis. It's time to see what he can do in a third game to try to assess his chances of making the roster.
Practice-squad expansion offers opportunity | Packersnews.com
Wes Hodkiewicz confirms what we suspected - the new Practice Squad rules mean players like Chris Banjo, Andy Mulumba, and Lane Taylor are eligible for a pair of spots even after playing in all 16 games as a rookie a year ago.
Green Bay Packers hiding hand signals from Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
The Packers coaching staff will completely retrain the team on new hand-signals after the final cut-down to 53 players to both keep Seattle guessing and to avoid those signals being told to other teams by players who were released.
Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga regains old form - ESPN
He hasn't allowed a pressure on the quarterback in 32 snaps this preseason, and has the best pass-blocking grade of any Packers lineman in the first two games.
NFL referee avoided Washington games for 8 years over name controversy - SBNation.com
I won't get into the politics of the team's name myself, I just find it fascinating that the NFL allowed Mike Carey to make a statement on the issue in this way.