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McCarthy: Cobb unlikely to play against Rams

Aug. 14, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field last month.
Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field last month. / File/Press-Gazette Media

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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s training camp practice. Here are some highlights from his news conference:

♦ (Running back) James Starks missed practice with a chest illness that kind of hit him later in the day yesterday. He’s day-to-day.

♦ (Guard) T.J. Lang practiced today. Our initial plan was for him to do some individual and half-line drill. He felt great. Really wanted to go so we let him do the team. DuJuan was limited to the individual drills.

♦ Tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes with (running backs) DuJuan Harris and Eddie Lacy before making decision on Saturday’s availability. Eddie Lacy’s status today was individual and some limited team reps.

♦ Health is the priority. We don’t want to go backwards.

♦ (Wide receiver) Randall Cobb, we rested him today. He had swelling after yesterday’s practice. He won’t go tomorrow. They wanted to give him at least two days to let it calm down. As far as (playing Saturday night at) St. Louis, it’ll be a stretch.

♦ (Wide receiver) Tyrone Walker has really put together a consistent last couple weeks. He’s a very good route runner. He has excellent body language. He’s very easy to read, important for quarterbacks’ prospective.

♦ (Quarterback) Vince Young is clearly different today than he was this time last week. He’s progressing. We’ve been able to spend some extra time with him and it’s been beneficial. Hopefully, we can give him some more reps than what he had against Arizona. On the field, particularly in and out of huddle, being comfortable with where to go with the football.

♦ (Defensive end/linebacker) Mike Neal, really today was the first day we felt what he’s about. His ability to be a difference-maker and ability to be in one-on-one situations and win consistently. Think he had one of his better practices today.

♦ I’d like to get all four quarterbacks to play against St. Louis. It’s possible.

♦ (Quarterback) Aaron Rodgers’ training camp has been consistent. Think his timing and pinpoint passes came a lot earlier in this camp than past camps. Think the rep count has helped him.

♦ It’s important to establish routine and rhythm. The ones that’s always the biggest challenge is the offensive line. If you look at the history of this game, the offensive lines that play well are the ones that practice together and play games together. It would be great to establish who those five are.

♦ (On Marshall Newhouse vs. Don Barclay for the starting job at right tackle) That’s really the responsibility of the players. My priority is to create opportunities for these players. Think we improved today as a football team on the practice field.

♦ Running after the catch is strength for (wide receiver/return man) Jeremy Ross and his background of being a running back. You can see right away when he came to us last year. As far as playing the receiver position, he needs to be more consistent. He’ll have an unbelievable day and then he’ll have one or two plays that don’t belong.

♦ Return or receiving is pretty much the same thing. Return game is more yards after the first hit and ability to read the blocking schemes.

♦ I think anytime you have a chance to go against a great player. Some of us played at a high level like (linebacker) Clay Matthews has, it’s definitely going to help (rookie tackle) David (Bakhtiari). It’s something when we do the drills it’s by design. It’s trying to get them ready each and every week.

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