The Green Bay Packers return to the practice field today for their second-to-last week of training camp, meaning that the players on the 90-man roster have just eight more days and one more game to make it clear to the front office that they deserve a spot on the 75-man roster as of next Tuesday. One player who has made a good impression in a very limited amount of time on the field is sixth-round rookie Kyle Murphy, the Stanford grad who has moved from left tackle to the right side.
Murphy's first game action came last Thursday against Oakland, and he held up well. Meanwhile, one of his veteran teammates is in a group of players whose futures in Green Bay are quite uncertain. That player is Josh Sitton, who had a very eventful offseason that culminated in his marriage and the loss of about 20 pounds. He's putting it back on through training camp, but he says that he feels great and in better condition than the past few years.
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Kyle Murphy kept it simple in solid debut | Packers.com
Murphy missed much of spring practices due to Stanford's late graduation and sat out the first preseason game with a concussion, but he held Bruce Irvin in check in extended action at right tackle.
Green Bay Packers' Josh Sitton poised for big year - ESPN
Sitton has told his family and friends who haven't been to Lambeau yet that this is the right time to make the trip; after all, there's a good chance that he might not be back in a Packers uniform next season.
Jared Cook 'an artist' with untapped potential | Packersnews.com
The word "artist" is what Matt Hasselbeck used to describe the new Packers tight end. From improvising on a crucial late-season play (which got him yelled at by the coaches the next day) to being frustrated by his team in St. Louis. Now with Aaron Rodgers, Cook has his chance to become a star at 29 years old.
The Opportunistic Brice Impresses in Another Preseason Outing | Cheesehead TV
With how rookie Kentrell Brice has played on defense in his two preseason games (and in practice), his biggest hurdle to making the roster might now be finding a way to contribute on special teams.
Competition Committee approves revisions to injury report - NFL.com
The "Probable" designation is no more - since barely any players listed with that status missed their games, the league has decided to remove it entirely.
Dak Prescott followed his excellent Cowboys debut with an even better encore - SBNation.com
Hmm. A third-day draft pick who had an incredibly productive college career is lighting it up in the preseason. Where have I seen this before?