Green Bay Packers fans and media got their first look at the 2015 squad yesterday as the team took the field for their second practice of the year. Following practice, Mike McCarthy took to the podium and numerous Packers were made available to the media members, who had a chance to speak to individual veterans for the first time since the end of the season.
Not surprisingly, the inside linebacker position is the one that is generating the most buzz after practice, and it's Clay Matthews who is involved in most of the big headlines. As we noted in yesterday's practice notebook, #52 took all of his snaps in team drills at inside linebacker, as it seems that the coaching staff does indeed feel that he'll be playing an extensive role there this year.
Click around for more news from yesterday.
Clay Matthews accepting role as inside linebacker | Packersnews.com
Following Thursday's practice, the Claymaker talked to reporters and showed none of the reluctance to moving inside that he expressed midway through last season. Now he recognizes that it has great impacts on both the team and on his game as well.
Mike McCarthy: Clay Matthews will continue to play multiple positions | JSOnline
Since we weren't able to bring you a transcript of McCarthy's presser from Thursday, here's one from Tyler Dunne of the Journal-Sentinel. Besides the comments about Matthews, one other note worth mentioning is that McCarthy praised Nick Perry for playing through a shoulder injury throughout the 2014 season.
Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson not worried about hip surgery recovery | ESPN
Here's Rob Demovsky's practice notes, which include a number of injury updates.
Packers return to field for OTAs | Packers.com
Check out some of the best photos from the Packers' Thursday practice session.
Letroy Guion apologizes for arrest, wants to start a new chapter | ESPN Wisconsin
The Packers' defensive lineman deflected a number of questions about his arrest for marijuana possession in the offseason, but expressed gratitude to the Packers for supporting him through the process.
Adrian Peterson threw a tantrum about NFL contracts on Twitter - SBNation.com
Hey AD, maybe you ought to sit the next couple of plays out and let your players' union do the talking.