The Green Bay Packers are back on the field for a public practice on Monday, and a familiar and welcome face will greet fans in uniform for the first time this summer.
Outside linebacker Nick Perry returned from the PUP list for a closed practice on Sunday, after gradually increasing his individual workload over the past few weeks. His timetable for returning to the field in game action is still unknown for now but all signs point to him being available for the regular season opener.
The Packers' running back room can't seem to catch a break, however. Not only is Aaron Jones suspended for the first two regular season games, but he has not yet played in the preseason due to a hamstring injury. Now Jamaal Williams' ankle is unhappy - as is Williams himself - thanks to what's being called a dirty tackle in last week's exhibition game. Plus Akeed Judd just retired, leading the Packers go sign a pair of backs over the weekend.
Hopefully there will be good news on Williams and Jones at practice today. Keep it here for updates on their status and practice as a whole.
Nick Perry fired up for his return to action | Packers.com
We don't know exactly whether Nick Perry will get any preseason snaps -- it's still a possibility -- but all eyes are on a week one return so he can be out on the field for the opener against the Bears.
Packers' Jamaal Williams says tackle that injured ankle was dirty play | Packersnews.com
Williams was not happy about Vince Williams' tackle on him early in Thursday's preseason game, which resulted in a twisted ankle that may keep him out of some practice this week. He said it was "very unnecessary" and that the Steelers' Williams held on to his ankle "a long time" more than he needed to.
4 Packers make PFF’s preseason Team of the Week | Packers Wire
Jake Kumerow follows Marquez Valdes-Scantling's week one performance with a great game in week two, while two Packers cornerbacks -- Tramon Williams and Josh Jackson -- recorded pick-sixes to get on the week two team as well.
Minnesota Vikings lose six players to injury in second preseason game | ESPN
The biggest name among this group is cornerback Mackensie Alexander, who had an ankle injury that doesn’t seem serious. However, rookie pass-rusher Ade Aruna is among three players who appear to have serious, potentially season-ending injuries.
Bengals release veteran safety George Iloka - NFL.com
...why? The Bengals have around $17 million in cap space before this move, which frees up about $4 million more. Besides, Iloka is a solid starter. One has to wonder if Brian Gutekunst will be interested in making a move here...
How the f*** do you pronounce Tyrod Taylor’s name? - SBNation.com
Is it Tuh-rod or TIE-rod? And at this point, does it even matter?