ENSCONSED IN THE U.S. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM -- As they are wont to do, a number of newsbits popped up during the first leg of CampTour'12. While we have a moment, let's round them up in quick-hitting style. Look for this format often during the crazy few weeks to come.
Comment: Peprah didn't practice this offseason because of a knee injury and doesn't appear to be 100 percent. Part of his value was to serve as an early-season veteran fallback in the Packers' safety competition. If he wasn't going to be available to do that, it makes sense to part ways. The Packers could bring him back during the season if necessary. His departure provides an opportunity for M.D. Jennings and rookie Jerron McMillian. But as we've discussed, the Packers might not have a need for a full-time safety opposite Morgan Burnett. Charles Woodson is likely to see some time at safety in the Packers' 'Corner Okie' base defense.
Comment: That leaves left tackle Matt Kalil as the lone unsigned draft choice in the NFC North. Earlier Wednesday, we discussed the obstacles that have prevented an agreement to this point. The Vikings' first practice is Friday at 10:30 a.m. local time.
Comment: I wouldn't view either player as a possible replacement for Berry, and really it confirms what we've been discussing all along. The most likely candidates to start opposite Chris Houston are players who were already on the Lions' roster, a group that includes Jacob Lacey, Alphonso Smith and Dwight Bentley. Miller hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2009 and was known mostly for his kick return skills when he played for the New York Jets. Coleman was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in May and played five seasons for the New York Jets from 2006-10.
Comment: Knox is eligible to be activated at any point during the preseason. If he is still on the PUP list in Week 1, he'll miss the first six games of the season at least. But he doesn't appear anywhere close to that conversation. He told reporters Wednesday that he is jogging but doesn't have the burst that he once had.