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Practice Reports: Tuesday training camp report. Tuesday Roundup: Harrell, Grant sit out as Blackmon returns.  Tuesday’s Packers training camp report.

Practice Highlights: Coach McCarthy made both practices shells-and-shorts affairs, even though the night session was supposed to be in pads. And the team 11-on-11 periods were spent working off scout-team cards, preparing for their three NFC North opponents (Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit) and their first opponent, Philadelphia on Sept. 12.

HeadlinesCapers hopes raw Packers cornerbacks ripen soon.  Packers passed on free agent Westbrook.  Insider: Hawk raises hopes during high-flying night practice.  Photos: Tuesday evening training camp practice.  Notebook: McCarthy likes how Blackmon looks on return. Packers’ Giacomini looks the part. If healthy, Blackmon provides versatility for Pack.  Packers have yet to solve problem of outside LBs.  Medical hurdle or career ender Harrells back keeps him out of practice.  Notebook: Return For Top Returner. 

Injury report: New injury: DE Harrell (back). Returned to practice: G-C Spitz (calf), TE Crabtree (wrist), RB Grant (concussion), ), LB Obiozor (calf).  Still out: RB Lumpkin (hamstring), C Dietrich-Smith (neck sprain). S Bigby (ankle), CB Harris (knee), RB Starks (hamstring), LB Joseph (quadriceps), LB Matthews (hamstring). One a day schedule: LT Clifton, RT Tauscher, ILB Barnett, S Martin, S Blackmon (knee).

Practice schedule: Wednesday, Packers are off from practice.  On Thursday, they practice their final two-a-day with a padded session at 8:45 a.m. and in shells and shorts at 6:30 p.m.


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