Packers Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings clued the media in about his concussion reported after the team's intra-squad scrimmage on Friday Aug. 3. Jennings said he had concussion symptoms two days prior to that. “I hit my head on the ground, split my nose open, but it probably was a little bit before that on Wednesday, because I started getting headaches Wednesday — got hit Wednesday and finished practice,” Jennings is quoted as saying in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “The next day, (had) headaches during practice, didn’t think anything of it. Then Friday, Family Night, I probably reaggravated it or whatever. I make it sound like it was minor, but it really wasn’t, honestly.” Jennings returned to practice on Sunday, but head coach Mike McCarthy wants to make sure he's fully healthy before he puts Jennings into Thursday's preseason game. Given the serious nature of Jennings' condition, it sounds like the Packers should err on the side of caution.
In addition to the return of Greg Jennings, the Packers got a dose of good news on Sunday on the injury front. "Receiver Greg Jennings, tight end Jermichael Finley, fullback John Kuhn and cornerback Sam Shields returned from injuries, and new running back Cedric Benson participated in his first full-pads practice," writes Bill Huber of Packer Report. All those players are capable of playing large roles this season, so it's good to see them out on the practice field and returning to duty.
Running back Cedric Benson practiced for the first time in pads on Sunday and could be a starter for the Packers as soon as this Thursday. "Given Benson's experience and Green's lack of it - not to mention a knee that underwent major surgery last year - it's obvious the veteran is the likely starter," writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "All Benson has to do is show that he's close to the same player who rushed for 1,000 yards each of the last three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals." It hasn't hurt Benson's cause that James Starks and Brandon Saine have been out injured, and if Starks isn't careful, he could lose his starting gig for good.
Rookie safety Jerron McMillian appears to be climbing up the depth chart. "On Sunday in practice, the rookie fourth-round pick got some snaps with the first-string defense, by virtue of his take-notice performance in the Packers’ otherwise gloomy 35-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night," writes Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com. McMillian isn't guaranteed of a starting gig, but with good performances in the final two preseason games, he may be able to cement that job.
More on Jerron McMillian comes from the Journal Sentinel.
Cornerback Jarrett Bush was working with the starters once again on Sunday, writes Rob Demovsky of the Press-Gazette.
The need to win a preseason game is covered by Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel.
The no-huddle offense in Green Bay is featured in an article by Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette.
Get to know rookie tight end Brandon Bostick.
The new seating options at Lambeau Field beginning in 2013 are shared by Fox 11.
Rookie defensive lineman Jerel Worthy is the focus of a post at Packerpedia.
Video: Drew Smith and Johnnie Gray of Fox 11 talk about Packers training camp...
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