8:27 PM EDT, Sun August 02, 2015

Expectations high for Packers rookie Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery, the third-round pick from Stanford, found himself atop the depth chart as a kickoff returner on Saturday and showed he has the skills to contribute right away.

Josh Sitton sits out, Andrew Quarless back on the field

Packers coach Mike McCarthy and guard Josh Sitton aren’t saying exactly why the eighth-year pro hasn’t taken part in most contact drills during the last two days of training camp.

Nate Palmer, Carl Bradford shifting to the inside

Nate Palmer and Carl Bradford, their careers dead-ended at outside linebacker in the Green Bay Packers’ 3-4 base defense, have had 11 months making the switch to inside linebacker.

Off-season work makes Raji feel confident arm will hold up

Green Bay - B.J. Raji was doing something he had done 1,000 times before when he tore the biceps in his right arm last summer.

Training camp report No. 3: Saturday, August 1, 2015

 Photo/ESPNWisconsin.com The pads went on for Saturday’s practice, and the hard hits and collisions followed. GREEN BAY – Taking a closer look at the Green Bay Packers’ third practice of training camp on Saturday:Thumbs up:  At Stanford, one of the knocks on WR Ty Montgomery was that he dropped too many passes. But so far in training camp, he’s caught just about everything thrown his direction. On Saturday, in the first padded practice of camp, Montgomery took the first rep fielding kickoffs, showed good burst on an end-around and then had the catch of the day when he went high to...

Not as 'fat,' Sitton not working as much, either

 Photo/ Josh Sitton isn’t practicing as much as he normally would so far in training camp. GREEN BAY – Josh Sitton was in a great mood Saturday, cracking jokes and even lifting up his shirt and laughing off one reporter pointing out that he’s seemingly lost some weight after having been, uh, fat for most of his career. It was meant“Really? Do I look thinner?” Sitton said with a chuckle as he lifted his t-shirt. “I don’t appreciate the word fat. I’m probably a little bit [lighter]. I probably slimmed down a little. Not a whole lot.”It’s certainly not from his workload...

Rookie receiver Coxson leaves practice in ambulance

 Photo/ESPNWisconsin.com Wide receiver Adrian Coxson left Ray Nitschke Field midway through practice in an ambulance Saturday GREEN BAY – Undrafted rookie wide receiver Adrian Coxson was taken from Ray Nitschke Field in an ambulance after experiencing lightheadedness during the Green Bay Packers’ first in-pads practice of training camp Saturday morning.Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Coxson, a 6-foot-1, 209-pound receiver from Stony Brook, left practice after feeling ill.“We had a situation where he just was feeling fatigued, lightheaded,” McCarthy said. “So he’s under...

Sitton a spectator during team drills because of "bumps and bruises"

Green Bay - Josh Sitton and Mike McCarthy aren't saying exactly why the Packerss veteran guard hasn't taken part in veteran drills the last two days.

Tight end Andrew Quarless returns to practice after personal absence

Green Bay Andrew Quarless took the field Friday after missing the first two practices of training camp while attending to a family matter.

Live coverage: Packers training camp practice Saturday

The Packers practice again Saturday at 8:20 a.m. Join our live blog to follow all the action from Ray Nitschke Field.

Packers by Position: Specialists

Acquisition categories: D6 means sixth-round draft choice, FA means free agent. KICKERS (1)PlayerHt.Wt.AgeAcquiredCollegeMason Crosby6-120030D6-'07ColoradoRanks 49th in all-time FG accuracy (79.104%) among kickers with 100 or more FGs. Two active kickers trail Crosby: Graham Gano and Billy Cundiff.PUNTERS (2)Tim Masthay6-120028FA-'10KentuckyTied for 21st in all-time gross punt average (44.3) among punters with 250 or more attempts. Three active punters trail Masthay: Dave Zastudil, Michael Koenen and Adam Podlesh.Cody Mandell6-221523FA-'15AlabamaPunted three times (43.7, 42.0 net, three...

Mike McCarthy wants fans to be confident in new unit

Mike McCarthy, the coach of the Green Bay Packers, basically is asking fans to trust him when it comes to special teams.

Jared Abbrederis going through concussion protocol

Jared Abbrederis, a second-year wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, suffered a concussion during the team’s first practice, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

After crack in foot, Hayward gets first crack at starting job

 Photo/ Casey Hayward is getting the first crack at the starting left cornerback spot. GREEN BAY – Casey Hayward had a screw inserted into his foot during the offseason, and he isn’t sure if it’ll stay in there for the rest of his life or be surgically removed at some point.All the Green Bay Packers cornerback knows is this: Right now, his foot feels OK, and he’s working with the starting defense.“The bone is healed. My foot is healed. I just have to deal with a little nagging pain here and there,” Hayward said Friday after deflecting an Aaron Rodgers pass intended for Jordy...

Clay Matthews, Same Barrington refine roles at inside linebacker

The Green Bay Packers have a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a young, natural inside linebacker all but penciled into the starting lineup for the Chicago Bears opener Sept. 13.

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