On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers held their final public practice before Thursday’s preseason opener. Once again, Brett Hundley took the bulk of the snaps with the starting offense, leaving Aaron Rodgers to run the scout team for most of practice.
Prior to practice, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy noted that cornerback Davon House would not practice for a second straight day, but that the hamstring injury that is bothering the veteran is a day-to-day issue rather than a long-term one.
The first big surprise of practice came when defensive tackle Letroy Guion was notably absent from practice. There was a very good reason for it — midway through practice, the Packers announced that they had released him from the roster, presumably due to his ongoing legal issues.
Wide receiver Michael Clark is quickly gaining steam over the past week of practice. The 6’6” wideout and former basketball player has made several highlight-reel catches, thanks in part to the quarterbacks just throwing the ball up for grabs and letting him come down with it. He had another pair of touchdown catches in practice today on those types of throws, one from Brett Hundley and the other from Aaron Rodgers. Later on, however, he showed how raw his skills are, letting a well-thrown ball pass right between his hands.
Trevor Davis burned the entire defense deep on a go route, hauling in a rainbow from Rodgers for a score. Davis needs to keep making plays on offense to ensure that he is supplementing his value as a special teamer and return man.
Long-snapper Derek Hart had a rough day on Tuesday, with two bad snaps on seven field goal attempts. One was so bad that it led to a completely aborted attempt, but Mason Crosby made all of the other six tries.
One beat writer praised Ty Montgomery for his work in one-on-one pass-blocking drills.
The one notable injury-related item involved tight end Richard Rodgers. He left practice midway through and did not return. Stay tuned for more information about his absence.