Tight end Jermichael Finley and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove joined the six players on either the PUP or NFI list as no-shows Friday, and coach Mike McCarthy gave the reasons why following the Packers second day of training camp practice.
Finley suffered a minor concussion during Thursday's practice, and Hargrove was out of Green Bay for an excused personal issue.
McCarthy said that Finley will be kept out a few days. New concussion procedures installed by the NFL, plus the Packers' likely caution on the second day of camp, are the likely reasons for Finley missing the next couple of practices.
It was not immediately known what personal issue caused Hargrove to miss Friday, but one could assume that his absence had something to do with his on-going battle against the NFL over his 8-game suspension to start 2012. At this point, that is only an educated guess. The Packers expect Hargrove back in Green Bay Friday night.
Other quick notes:
- The Packers have installed a time clock for both their offense and defense. After the ball is snapped, the clock flashes after about 2.5 seconds. The goal of the device is to have quarterbacks getting the ball out of their hands in that amount of time, and for the defense to have the pass rush getting home close to 2.5 seconds.
- Saturday's practice will be full pads for the first time. McCarthy called the first time a "milestone in every camp."
- RB Alex Green has been cleared for padded practice Saturday.
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