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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke briefly with the media Friday morning as the team continued preparations for Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos. Here are some highlights of his remarks.

On rookie cornerback Damarious Randall’s health status:

Damarious Randall rolled his ankle, so he’s being treated. He’ll hopefully practice tomorrow.

On running back James Starks’ recovery from a hip injury:

James looked good. I came straight to here from the training room for our Friday meeting, and so far, so good. I hope he plays.

On how safety Morgan Burnett’s return helps communication:

Communication is the key. It’s one of the most important aspects of game day operations. Morgan is one of the key players right in the middle of it, so it’ll be great for him to be out there.

On how the secondary has handled Burnett’s absence:

Very impressed. I think Micah (Hyde) has really stepped up, and Ha Ha (Clinton-Dix) is playing his best football as a Green Bay Packer.

On whether it’s shocking for five NFL teams to still be undefeated:

Shocking? I don’t think anything’s really shocking about the game of football. I think those teams have just hit the mark.

On the Packers' travel plans for Denver:

We’re going to travel a little earlier tomorrow.

On whether Sunday’s game can be a gauge to measure the team:

It’s not about tests. It’s not about gauges. It’s about winning your seventh game. We’ve got a chance to step away and really look at this as the second part of our season, and this is a tremendous stretch for us. This is going to be a heck of a game, so I think our guys are generally excited to put in the preparation and make sure we’re ready to go.

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