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Camp Notes: Two-Minute Drill a Disaster, Driver Returns


It was not the best of days at Packers training camp on Tuesday, as head coach Mike McCarthy was clearly upset with a bad practice. The displeasure had to do with a two-minute drill that was awful. Filled with false starts and overall a lackluster effort, the drill was not exactly tops for the team. Despite the poor showing, the team is set for a day off today, and McCarthy said that they will get it. “We will not practice tomorrow,” McCarthy said Tuesday night. “Our schedule is set. It’s in there for a reason. Rest and recovery is part of our training camp. That’s why we’ll do it. The opportunities we have to get better we need to take control of.” QB Brett Favre is still in Mississippi after the death of his wife’s stepfather, so the team was not running at full strength. Despite that, McCarthy said there was no excuse for such a bad showing. “I’m a little disappointed in a fragment of our players right now, emotionally,” McCarthy said. “We had tremendous energy in the locker room before we came over. I thought it was a very spirited practice, but we’re having these lulls that we need to get rid of. I know everyone goes through that in training camp, but I’m not happy with the way the practice ended.” The team also announced two roster moves on Tuesday as camp continued. They placed punter David Lonie on season-ending injured reserve, and signed tight end Joe Werner.

There was some good news from camp on Tuesday, and that was the return of wide out Donald Driver. He was back on the field after being cleared to practice. Driver had sat for three days due to weakness in his right shoulder. He caught a TD on a halfback option, and appeared to be just fine running routes and making catches. “Robert (Ferguson) said it better than anything, him and Greg (Jennings), I’m that spark plug,” Driver said. “We haven’t caught the ball since practice started. I came out there today and made a big catch and everyone start catching balls. I don’t look at it like that, but they do.”

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