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Dodging raindrops

by Mark Daniels

For the first time this summer, the Packers had to conduct a complete practice inside the Don Hutson Center. Showers through the morning made Ray Nitschke Field a bit too slick and even though the skies cleared somewhat, the team dodged the rain and worked indoors. It was a fast paced session, in shells that ended after just 90 minutes.

In the competitive periods, the team went through another two minute drill. The senario: down four points with just over a minute to go. The starting offense never had a chance to strike for on the second play from scrimmage, Aaron Rodgers' checkdown pass over the middle to James Starks glanced off the running back's hand and was picked off by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The second team offense moved the ball a bit but facing a 4th down and time getting tight, the same result. Matt Flynn fired a ball over the middle and tight end Justin Perillo only got a hand on it. Chris Banjo gathered in the interception to end the period.

Dix also had a pick in an earlier period, catching a wobbly overthrow from Chase Rettig. It was the first two interceptions of camp for the Pack's number one pick and he talked about his day in the locker room after practice.

Audio: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Tight end Brandon Bostick wasn't on the field after suffering a lower leg injury Saturday afternoon against the Rams. After practice, Mike McCarthy said Bostick will be out a couple of weeks but it won't need any surgery. No surgical updates were offered on the torn ACL's of Jared Abbrederis and Don Barclay. The other injured players not taking part included Colt Lyerla, Letroy Guion, Rajion Neal an Joe Thomas.

Upon further review, McCarthy had a lot to like from the 21-7 victory in St. Louis, especially how each of the backup running backs are taking advantage of opportunity. Neal against the Titans with a touchdown, Michael Hill and LaDarius Perkins made some plays against the Rams. McCarthy touched on the video review of the game, how his starting units have taken shape and his approach for Oakland coming up.

Audio: Mike McCarthy

The boys are back at it, hopefully outside Tuesday at 11:45 AM.