Packers notes: Guard Lane Taylor still nursing ankle injury

Ryan Wood and Tom Silverstein
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Green Bay Packers offensive guard Lane Taylor (65) talks with wide receiver Trevor Davis (11) during practice Thursday, November 2, 2017 inside the Don Hutson Center in Ashwaubenon, Wis.

GREEN BAY – Lane Taylor practiced Thursday after missing the entire offseason with an ankle injury, but he remained limited.

The Green Bay Packers veteran left guard participated only in individual drills. In team drills, Lucas Patrick got first-team reps at left guard, while Justin McCray continued taking first-team reps at right tackle.

Taylor said his ankle feels good, and the team is merely being smart about how quickly to add to his workload.

“It’ll be a process,” Taylor said. “It’s just smarter to ease me back in rather than just throwing me in there and something else happens. Overall, I feel good.”

Mum’s the word

Coach Mike McCarthy said he did not know when or if fifth-round draft choice Cole Madison would report to training camp.

Madison was placed on the Reserve/Did not report list after he failed to show up for camp. McCarthy said the team didn’t find out until Wednesday that Madison wouldn’t be at camp.

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He said the absence was for personal reasons.

The offensive linemen were in the dark about it, too. They noticed that Madison wasn’t around for the physicals or conditioning test Wednesday, but weren’t told anything about his status.

No more football

McCarthy said receiver Michael Clark, who was put on the same list as Madison, decided to take another career path. Clark played basketball in college, but impressed the team enough to make the practice squad.

He was signed to the 53-man roster after Week 12 and caught four passes for 41 yards.


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