On Monday, the Green Bay Packers got some bad news about one player on defense with a foot injury, but saw something encouraging about another.
Prior to practice, Mike McCarthy revealed that third-round draft pick Montravius Adams has a foot injury that will keep him out multiple weeks of training camp, putting his availability for the start of the regular season in question. However, the player chosen in the fourth round, outside linebacker Vince Biegel, stepped up his workload at the beginning of practice.
Biegel remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list due to his recovery from foot surgery, and last Wednesday McCarthy noted that he was still a few weeks away from returning.
However, at the start of Monday’s practice we had this news item worthy of note:
Rookie OLB Vince Biegel is not wearing pads because of his foot injury, but the coaches are using him in the defense's walkthrough. #Packers— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) July 31, 2017
This is a good sign that Biegel is progressing well in his recovery. Even though he will not participate in practice — again, he has not been cleared or activated off the PUP list — the fact that he’s moving well and working through the initial walkthrough phase bodes well for his timeline. If nothing else, these are important mental reps for Biegel, who had to sit out all of OTAs and minicamp following his surgery.
Keep an eye out for #45 in the coming weeks, and hopefully he’ll be reactivated and back on the field in full pads soon.