McCarthy: Good to get Damarious Randall back
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Tuesday's practice. Here are some highlights:
On Damarious Randall getting involved in team periods:
Didn't really study him. It was good to get him into the team stuff. This is the same it is every year. It's the installation part of the offseason program. It's great to have all those guys out there. Everybody is exposed to what we'll do in the training camp.
On Montgomery, Vaughters missing OTAs:
I wouldn't say behind the eight-ball. There's student-athletes who are on the quarters program. You have a plan for those guys and rules that are in place. There's a format that you follow and we're confident everyone will be ready for training camp.
On Jeff Janis working with Rodgers:
Jeff Janis is definitely moving forward. I thought he came on at the end of last year. He's definitely ready to play at that point. The game is all about confidence.
I think progress is the priority. The cohesiveness they're able to form with their teammates. There's a number of things you're trying to accomplish. Usually takes a week or two for your team to learn how to practice together.
On B.J. Raji:
I think B.J. is in a great place. I thought last year was his best training camp. He's in great shape.
On limiting Eddie Lacy's reps now:
We're not really pounding this time of year. With Eddie's situation, you try to get him as much work as you can.
On Scott Tolzien:
I think he's made big strides. He's made big changes to his throwing and fundamentals. His footwork is intact and get timing with players he's been with in the past. I think Scott is off to an excellent start, which isn't a surprise with the amount of work he's put in. He's done a great job.
On Julius Peppers:
He put in a lot of time last year. Student of the game and the understanding he has. True professional in every aspect of our program. Having him more comfortable with what he's doing, but the relationships and timing.