McCarthy: Randall out with 'minor' injury
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke with the media after his team's first rookie orientation practice on Friday. Here are some highlights.
On cornerback Damarious Randall not practicing:
Just being smart with him. It's minor. I'm not going to get into medical situations, but he'll be ready to go early next week.
On what he's trying to accomplish in rookie orientation:
It's evaluation time, really, on the field, just to confirm some things and get some guys started in certain areas. We do a very, very limited scheme installation. It's really about getting them to move and get the
On first impressions with quarterback Brett Hundley:
I think he did well. I thought he had some throws he threw a lot on anticipation. That's always encouraging, but there's always a lot to learn, especially at that position. I'm sure there's some things we'll continue to work on, but he's an excellent athlete. I'm glad he's here.
On where he expects cornerbacks to play:
Too early. We'll see. I think once we get started with OTAs, we'll start to sort some of those things out.
On third running back options:
I'm going the other way. I don't think you can really say this is what we want. There's so many talented young men out there, if someone has unique talent, your system – offense, defense and special teams – needs to be able to absorb that. I'm looking for somebody like that at that positon.
On first impressions with wide receiver Ty Montgomery:
Very impressed. He has a ton of explosion in his body. I thought he definitely stood out there today.
On how undrafted rookie free agents jump out and make the team:
They show what they have. Everybody brings something different to the table. If you can expose that in a limited time, it's about giving a guy an opportunity. That's why we have this camp. That's why we shoot for 50, 55 players and make it as competitive as possible. This really is the last evaluation period for our personnel staff to add to our football team.
On cornerback Quentin Rollins' transition from basketball to football:
I just look at them all the same. Everybody understands their history. One of the things I told them last night, it's time to throw your 40-yard dashes and that stuff out the window. It's time to try to be a part of the Green Bay Packers.
On the team's offseason plan:
I think our process over the past 10 years is very similar to what it's been this year. Change-wise, our 53-man roster will be pretty much as the average of the other nine years.
On veteran special teams player Jarrett Bush's future:
He's obviously out there with his particular situation. I don't think (Quentin Rollins wearing) 24 signifies that. He's a 9-year player here, and if he did come back to us he would be wearing 24. But Jarrett Bush is still a free agent.
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