Saturday, August 7, 2010
BBAO: Week 1 in the books
By Kevin Seifert
We're Black and Blue All Over:
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Happy weekend everyone. Somehow the first full week of training camp 2010 is already gone. Hope you've enjoyed the ride so far.
I'll be with the Green Bay Packers for one more day; Saturday's Family Night scrimmage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. My formal Camp Confidential review of Packers camp is scheduled to post Monday, right about the time I'm heading to Mankato, Minn., for the final leg of our tour.
Remember, the Detroit Lions Camp Confidential will post in a few hours.
In the meantime, let's take a gander around the division:
- Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris returned to the field Friday night after missing almost a full week of practice, writes Michael Wright of ESPNChicago.com.
- During a practice at Soldier Field, the Bears used Lance Louis as their primary right guard during the practice, according to Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and pushed incumbent Roberto Garza to left guard. Offensive line coach Mike Tice is a big supporter of Louis.
- Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune doesn't think the Bears will use their offensive starters any longer than usual in preseason games.
- Defensive end Julius Peppers bulked up to 300 pounds this offseason, writes ESPN's John Clayton.
- The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to increase middle linebacker E.J. Henderson's workload, according to the Star Tribune.
- Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com breaks down the Vikings' rookie class.
- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Sammie Hill has been catching the eye of coaches during training camp, writes Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.
- Rookie Lions safety Randy Phillips was signed to the roster Wednesday and by Friday was working with the first-team defense, according to the Detroit News. I can only assume his ascension is on an experimental basis.
- Rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is starting to get into a practice groove, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
- Green Bay Packers rookie defensive end Mike Neal is getting extensive practice time this summer, writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
- Continuing the rookie theme, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggests that rookie running back Quinn Porter has a realistic chance to make the Packers' roster.
- Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com isn't sure that tight end Donald Lee's days are numbered with the Packers.