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Highlights from McCarthy's post-practice press conference

Sep. 12, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush, seen tackling San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore during Sunday's game, left Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush, seen tackling San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore during Sunday's game, left Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media

Following are highlights from Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's press conference after Thursday's practice:

Injury report

S Morgan Burnett (hamstring) limited.

CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring) limited.

CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) out.

LB Nick Perry (neck) limited.

LG Josh Sitton (back) limited.

McCarthy's comments

On Finley practicing a day earlier than expected:

“He’s making progress and was able to do some things today. Hopefully he’ll be able to go tomorrow.”

Sitton also returned, how’s he looking for playing Sunday?

“Sitton same status as Finley. We’ll see how he is in the morning.”

How’s Burnett’s hamstring?

“Burnett was able to do more than we expected.”

When did Bush get hurt?

“Bush was hurt today in practice, hamstring.”

How did Mike Neal do at outside linebacker in the last game?

“I thought Mike played well. was able to do some things at outside linebacker, I think he’s progressing mentally and got off to a good start.”

How’s Perry’s neck stinger?

“Flared up after yesterday’s practice, we’ll see how he is. That’s part of football.”

Does Burnett cover up some mistakes on defense when he’s in there at safety?

“He’s the key communicator, been doing it since Day 1, obviously someone we hold in high regard. When the quarterback of the defense is not with you others have to pick it up. But there’s a reason he’s back there.”

On whether Lambeau Field is louder with new seats in south end zone?

“Definitely, want crowd to be loud as possible. Lambeau is special place. Fans are respectful and into game, anytime you can increase noise will definitely help us.”

What’s fullback John Kuhn’s value

“He’s a four-down player, brings more value than people realize. He was in the game at the most important time, tells you how we feel about him, have him in two-minute. Big part of special teams too. Very valuable member.”

Are You extra cautious with hamstring injuries because of recent re-injuries?

“Definitely. Every injury has to be looked at by category and individual, did another injury lead up to it. Training staff looks at video of injury. We have a procedure.”

How are you juggling snaps at safety after last week, when Burnett practiced but couldn’t play?

“The biggest thing, last week we had full intention of Burnett playing. This week we’re ready to in any direction we have to go.”

What do you think of Washington linebacker London Fletcher, who is 38?

"Just a great player, class act, very instinctive player. Amazing what guys are able to do with their bodies late in their careers, he’s in great shape. He’s the quarterback of their defense. Looks like there’s a lot of trust with (defensive coordinator) Jim Haslett.”

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