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Jclombardi reviews Packers headlines & training camp reports.

Guest senior writer jclombardi @ http://lombardiave.com

Training camp reports: Tuesday training camp report.   Notebook: Fights Highlight Practice. Tuesday’s Packers training camp report. Highlights: As Colledge sat out, Spitz started at LG. With Al Harris out indefinitely,  Underwood played 3rd cornerback in the nickel defense.  Retired GM Wolf watched night practice.   P Masthay averaged 55.8 yards and 4.65 seconds of hang time on four punts including one touchback.  Crosby made all six field goal attempts ranging from 28 to 45 yards. The highlight fight of the night got McCarthy bellowing, “Shut the (expletive) up. Get over here. We’ve got work to do.” “Spirited practice, I’d agree with that,” coach McCarthy said.

Players focus: Linebackers getting close look. Insider: Nelson puts on show at practice.  Colledge as starting left guard, but competition not over yetPackers linebacker shuffle uses Chillar as outside pass rusher, gets Bishop on field. Packers  Flynn, Harrell draw concern about backup quarterback slot. Packers defense expects progress under 2nd-year coordinator Capers. Packers receiver Nelson continues push for No. 3 spot.

Injury report: Players missing practice included WR Moturi (sprained knee), WR Jennings (personal leave), T  Newhouse (concussion), G Colledge (hyperextended elbow), DE Harrell (heat fatigue) and LB Jones (back).

Practice schedule: No practice Wednesday. They have meetings. They have some walk-through work. Thursday, practices at 8:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in pads.

Jolly gets plea deal: Jolly’s agreement with Houston prosecutors may keep him out of jail and set up his return to the NFL, if he complies with the terms of the deal for a year.

Favre watch: OMG! Favre Quits Again…Maybe. Brett Favre offered more money–Vikings reportedly are ready to increase Favre’s salary to get him to hold off on retirement. Sources told the Star Tribune that the Vikings have offered to increase Favre’s salary to pay Favre $20 million total for the 2010 season. NFL Network analyst Mariucci said Tuesday that the quarterback hasn’t made up his mind on whether to retire or not. “He hasn’t told anybody officially, ‘I’m done,’ ” Mariucci said on “NFL Total Access” on the NFL Network. Update: Favre says he’ll play if he’s healthy. Favre will play this season if healthy, Vikings assistant Bevell, agent Cook say.


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