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Bostick special teams penalties 'unacceptable'

Ryan Wood
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick pulls in a pass during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field, Monday, July 28, 2014.

As Packers tight end Brandon Bostick continues to work his way onto the field after missing almost a month with a slightly fractured right fibula, his top priority is knocking off rust.

Bostick has yet to have an offensive snap this season, but he's played the past two weeks on special teams. Against the Lions, he had two penalties.

One was a false start on punt coverage in the first quarter. The other came in the fourth quarter when Bostick was called for holding on a kickoff return, costing Green Bay 16 yards and setting up the offense at the 10.

On Monday, special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum said Bostick needs to clean up the mistakes.

"We can't play with two penalties with one player," Slocum said. "That's unacceptable. Brandon has been an important guy for us. I look forward to him playing well."

Slocum said Bostick ran well on his right leg, showing no signs of pain. On Monday, Bostick said his leg feels fine.

"I think I just have to clean up a couple things on the offensive side of the ball before I start really playing," Bostick said. "I'm just trying to get back to where I was before I got injured."

-rwood@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood