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Thursday, May 20, 2010
BBAO: Packers move Blackmon to safety

By Kevin Seifert

The position swap between Green Bay Packers defensive linemen B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett wasn't the only newsworthy change visible at Wednesday's organized team activity. As Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette notes, the Packers have also moved Will Blackmon from cornerback to safety.

Blackmon is rehabilitating a torn anterior cruciate ligament and above all else is considered a kickoff and punt returner. But the move is interesting in the sense that Blackmon had been thought to be among the group of players the Packers were counting on for cornerback depth after struggling with that in the second half of last season.

At this point, the Packers have Charles Woodson at one cornerback position. Fellow starter Al Harris is also working back from a knee injury, and Tramon Williams is not participating in OTAs. Depth behind Williams includes Jarrett Bush, Pat Lee and Brandon Underwood. Bush worked with the first team Wednesday, according to Demovsky.

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