After canceling practice Thursday in favor of other, more important conversations, the Packers were busy inside the Don Hutson Center on Friday. The team got a bit of a boost on the offensive line, as both Rick Wagner and Yosh Nijman returned to the field.
Wagner is in the mix to start at right tackle, a position that remains very much up for grabs. Even with Wagner missing a noteworthy amount of practice, head coach Matt LaFleur says he still considers both the right guard and right tackle spots open as Wagner, Billy Turner, and Lane Taylor vie for playing time.
“Until we get right up to game week, we’ll keep circulating the guys through and trying to find the best five,” he told reporters Friday afternoon, adding that he was pleased to have Wagner back on the field.
Jordan Love also turned in a noteworthy practice today. After a largely inconsistent start to camp, LaFleur said the first-round pick was sharp.
“Today he was much better. More aggressive. More decisive. That’s what we want to see,” LaFleur said.
He’s not the only first-round pick who’s turning heads. Rashan Gary, one of two first-round picks in 2019, has drawn rave reviews for his effort and energy throughout camp, and Friday’s practice was no exception.
“Rashan is extremely talented, and he’s done a good job of being violent with his hands and getting the offensive lineman’s hands off him. He’s doing a lot to get better every day, and I can’t say enough about his work ethic,” said LaFleur. “He’s just got to continue to take the right steps.”