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Mike McCarthy Press Conference 8/1: No Details Yet on Abbrederis' Knee Injury

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Receivers, tight ends, and centers were the big topics of the day in Big Mac's daily presser.

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Following his team's practice on Friday, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy took to the podium and to Packers.com to address the media.

  • McCarthy was testy when addressing Jared Abbrederis' and Corey Linsley's injuries today. After reporting that the receiver's issue was with his knee and the center's was due to a shoulder problem, McCarthy just said "that's all I have...I don't have a full medical report," despite some follow-up questions about specifics. He did also indicate that he was hopeful that Jeff Janis would be returning to practice soon.
  • On Linsley, McCarthy said that before sitting out today he has "stood out, particularly in the one-on-one (drills)."
  • The coach also addressed the tight end position somewhat. He called out rookie Richard Rodgers, calling him "very consistent" and that he's "been asked to do a lot." He also indicated that he thought Colt Lyerla looked rusty, and that "he's been away from (practice) for a while" between minicamp and training camp. He also said that Lyerla just "needs reps" and did not sound too disappointed with Lyerla's slow start.
  • McCarthy then addressed Scott Tolzien, indicating that he has gotten better throughout the first week of camp and that he "just needs to get competitive reps."
  • As we noted, Davante Adams had a good day in practice, and McCarthy took notice of that as well, saying that "he can be strong at the point" and that he was "the ability to separate, to be explosive."
  • As the defensive backs continue to struggle with the new emphasis on holding and illegal contact, McCarthy said "we know what the rules are" and that the cornerbacks and safeties will "have to keep playing with good technique."
  • JC Tretter has appeared to struggle somewhat at center, but McCarthy said that "it's important not to overreact" to one day's practice or early practices in general. He described Tretter's play as a "natural progression" and seemed confident that he would continue developing.

Keep it here for any big Packers news that might be announced as we prepare for the team's Family Night practice on Saturday.