Eddie Rabbit would be proud: A rainy night in GB

August, 8, 2009
8/08/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Crazy night at Lambeau Field, where Packers officials waited about 90 minutes for a slow-moving thunderstorm to pass through before canceling the annual Family Night scrimmage. From a football perspective, the weather robbed the team of an important game-like practice but also gives players two days to rest and heal after a physical first week of training camp.

"I think it will benefit me greatly," running back Ryan Grant said with a smile.

Players are off Sunday and will resume practicing Monday at 2 p.m. As for me, I'll be heading south to Bourbonnais, Ill., so that I can parachute in on the Bears. Look for my official Packers Camp Confidential report by midday Sunday. Reports from Bears camp will start Monday.

A few notes before calling it a night:

  • Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy said 50,787 people were in attendance at Lambeau. A little more than 61,000 tickets had been sold and distributed.
  • Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he saw this sign in the stands: "Rodgers is our 'Favre-ite' Quarterback."
  • Coach Mike McCarthy said running back DeShawn Wynn has a knee injury that "snuck up on him" and would have kept him out Family Night. Overall, McCarthy said the health of the team is his biggest concern. He is hoping most of the Packers' injury list will dissipate by Monday's practice.

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