The bug is back:
Every year, the Packers’ training camp excites Titletown, as it symbolizes the start of another success filled football season. It also creates jitters of anxiety as fans and staff alike hope nobody gets hurt before the season begins. Training camp started less than a week ago, but there are already injuries.
Rookies missing training camp is more catastrophic than a veteran, or even second-year player. They are still adjusting to the quickness and power of the NFL and learning the playbook and system. Draft picks Kevin King (shoulder), Vince Biegel (foot), and Montravius Adams (foot) are all sitting out of camp, leaving only safety Josh Jones standing out of the Packers’ first four draft picks.
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Kevin King told Morgan Burnett his shoulder was just “something they’re being cautious about,”. Thankfully, it looks like King should be back in no time. Meanwhile, Davon House and Quentin Rollins are starting corners with Damarious Randall playing in the slot.
Shortly after being drafted, Vince Biegel underwent foot surgery in early May. He is expected to return soon, although Mike McCarthy may err on the side of caution.
Montravius Adams also received foot surgery. He had a stress factor that McCarthy said would keep him out “a few weeks”.
In addition to the rookies, CB Demetri Goodson and Herb Waters sat out today.
Training camp battles:
The most heated duel thus far has been Morgan Burnett vs Martellus Bennett. The new, funky tight end has crazy speed and a huge 6’6″ frame, towering over Burnett by 5 inches. The fight has been fairly equal this far, which is promising for the Packers on both sides of the ball.
Left guard Lane Taylor has been stonewalling Mike Daniels, a top defensive tackle, in one-on-one blocking drills. Taylor is an undefeated 4-0 and says the key is matching “power with power,” when up against Daniels.