Inclement weather forced the Packers inside the Don Hutson Center for Monday’s padded practice, as the team ramps up for their second set of joint practices against the New England Patriots.
Here’s everything you need to know from the latest practice.
Attendance/injuries – Clark misses practice
Kenny Clark sat out practice with a back injury but was seen riding an exercise bike on the sideline.
Also not practicing were David Bakhtiari, Tariq Carpenter, Innis Gaines, Tyler Goodson, Caleb Jones, Lew Nichols, and Eric Stokes.
One on ones – Wins for young pass catchers
Christian Watson caught two passes versus Keisean Nixon, selling a deep route before breaking it off for a comeback, and then beating Nixon downfield later.
Two rookies squared off as Grant DuBose battled Carrington Valentine. The corner may have committed pass interference in their first matchup, before breaking up the next pass after some close coverage. DuBose won the final rep downfield with an excellent route and catch.
Tucker Kraft made a contested catch above Jonathan Owens but couldn’t fight through Tarvarius Moore’s physicality to make a one-handed grab. Owens later shut down Henry Pearson for a pass breakup.
Elsewhere, Josiah Deguara had three wins, getting a step on Benny Sapp before Clifford overthrew him and then beating Anthony Johnson Jr. and Dallin Leavitt.
Luke Musgrave, Romeo Doubs, and Jayden Reed all won a rep against Rudy Ford, Darnell Savage and Rasul Douglas respectively. Doubs’ victory was on a deep corner downfield, dragging his toes to stay in bounds.
Samori Toure beat Ford and Shemar Jean-Charles for two grabs, using a double move on Ford.
Deuce Watts had wins versus William Hooper down the right sideline and on a slant against Kiondre Thomas. Thomas had a PBU on the same route against Bo Melton.
Tight end Austin Allen dropped a pass working against Moore, before beating Owens on an out route.
A competitive battle between Dontayvion Wicks and Ford resulted in an incompletion after tight coverage by the safety, while Jean-Charles held off Malik Heath, who wasn’t on the same page as his quarterback.
Cody Chrest also had a miscommunication with his QB but did have a catch against Thomas. Dre Miller beat Sapp for a completion.
Depth chart – Newman relegated
The starting offensive line: Yosh Nijman, Elgton Jenkins, Josh Myers, Jon Runyan, Zach Tom.
Rookies Lukas Van Ness, Colby Wooden, and Valentine lined up with the first team to open the team period, while Jonathan Owens started at safety with Darnell Savage once again.
Rasheed Walker once again saw some action with the first team, this time at right tackle with Tom switching to left guard.
After returning from injury, Jake Hanson was back as the second-team center.
Thomas, Jean-Charles, Moore, and Leavitt comprised the second-team defensive backfield.
Royce Newman was relegated to the third-team offensive line.
Team period – Love’s accuracy hit and miss
Jordan Love’s accuracy was again inconsistent, as he tossed the first pass of the team period towards Reed off play-action, faking the run right and rolling out left, but it was too high and fell incomplete.
After Deguara gave him time, Love hit Watson for around 30 yards on a deep out. Preston Smith had beaten Musgrave on the play. Later, Watson cleared out some space for Doubs, but Love overthrew his open receiver.
Doubs dropped a ball from Love after an excellent read and pass on an in-breaking route, but he did connect with Reed across the middle with Savage in relatively tight coverage.
A popular combination of late, Love hit Musgrave on a shallow crosser, who dusted Jean-Charles. The corner bounced back later, breaking up a deep pass towards Watson after Love got the defense to jump offsides with his hard count.
Love kept looking Doubs’ way and connected with him twice on a couple of out routes, although Quay Walker and Karl Brooks may have combined for a sack of Love if the play was live.
On the ground, a running lane opened for A.J. Dillon behind Jenkins and Nijman, but the defense was generally stout. T.J. Slaton got into the backfield after beating Runyan, while Justin Hollins blew up a run for a tackle for loss, with Walker also on the scene.
Devonte Wyatt showed great effort to shut down a screen pass to Dillon.
With the twos, Sean Clifford connected with DuBose on multiple occasions, and later with Kraft over the middle after buying time. A screen pass to Emmanuel Wilson was successful, but Wicks dropped a slant pass which was a tad high.
Colby Wooden impressed with an explosive ‘sack’, while Brooks and Jonathan Ford also found their way into the backfield. Isaiah McDuffie had a run stop against Patrick Taylor.
The fumbled snap exchange epidemic continued with the third team, as first Cole Schneider then Jake Hanson botched snaps with Alex McGough.
Brenton Cox blew past Miller, lined up at tight end, for a ‘sack’, while both Rudy and Tyrell Ford had pass breakups against Watts.
Situational offense – Carlson nails tying field goal
The offense had the ball with 12 seconds left, down three points at the defense’s 42-yard line, with no timeouts.
As the defense protected the sidelines, the offense ran a draw play to Jones for around eight yards. Jones gave himself up to end the play, giving Love the chance to get up to the line and spike the ball with two seconds left. Anders Carlson made a 51-yard field goal for the tie.
The second-team offense faced the same situation and ran a quarterback draw with Clifford. They didn’t have enough time to get up to the line again and spike the ball, so Clifford instead ran a play. He threw the ball deep but it fell incomplete.
In another drill from their own 40, the first-team offense saw a run to Dillon stuffed, before Love ripped a pass to Watson over the middle between defenders. He then found Musgrave on another crosser.
After a handoff to Jones for a minimal gain, Love connected with Reed, but was then intercepted for a pick-six by Valentine, who jumped an out route aiming for Doubs.
Special teams – Carlson’s inconsistency continues
Carlson went four for six, with makes from 33, 41, 44, and 47, and misses from 33 and 45