Closed Practice Brief: August 20, 2019

Closed Practice Brief: August 20, 2019

Since there will be no more practices open to the public, there will be no more roundups.  Still, the media was given access for 22 minutes today.  

Injuries and Tidbits:

  • Not practicing today: Kevin King (hamstring) Josh Jones (illness) Ka’dar Hollman (stinger) Ibraheim Campbell (knee [On PUP]) Oren Burks (shoulder) Danny Vitale (calf) Kabion Ento (hamstring) Greg Roberts (PUP) Jimmy Graham (finger) Reggie Gilbert (knee).  Wood
  • LaFleur said Sternberger will be held out Thursday vs. Oakland.  Demovsky
  • Jace Sternberger is actually not out of concussion protocol just yet. Today was only part of the protocol. Still needs to respond positively to physical exertion. Sorry for the confusion. Regardless, a positive sign of his progression.  Wood
  • With his back feeling better, will Aaron Rodgers play Thursday vs. Raiders? Sounds like it's still up in the air, but Rodgers certainly didn't hide his feelings on the preseason. "The best reps I’m going to see all summer," he said, "are in practice."  Wood
  • Packers camp totals Total practice time: 30 hours, 49 minutes (16 practices). Longest practice: 2:19 (7/31) Shortest practice: 1:18 (8/4) Practices 2 hours or longer: 6 Practices less than 2 hours: 10 Average practice time: 1:55.  Demovsky  Click here for a comparison to prior training camps.
  • [With open] training camp over, the regular-season portion of the team’s practice schedule starts today. Only 22 minutes of practice open to the media. No team periods.  Wood
  • Thomas Evans didn't make the Packers' 53-man roster in 2017, but enjoyed the experience enough to offer a strong recommendation to former Richmond teammate, Alex Light, to sign there.  Hodkiewicz [Running an organization in a classy way can help down the road.]
  • Lane Taylor on the guard battle: "I clawed my way to get to where I’m at now, so it’s nothing new for me.”  Huber
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Duneslick's picture

August 20, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Just what illness does Josh Jones have to miss all of spring training

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Daren726's picture

August 21, 2019 at 12:08 am

He’s got suckitis. Hopefully it’s not catchy

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Mojo's picture

August 21, 2019 at 12:20 am

I'm guessing they've either worked out a trade for Jones or in the process of doing so.

He'll probably be on the initial 53, then traded immediately afterward.

His illness? He's sick of GB.

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dblbogey's picture

August 21, 2019 at 01:26 am

And vice versa.

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blacke00's picture

August 21, 2019 at 08:34 am

It's as you all say or he's really sick? Hmmm?

If he is sick what can be that holds out so long? Quite easy actually...Infectious Mononucleosis (Mono). He's in that age group that's prone to it. If he does have it he will be kept out of strenuous physical activity for weeks. The question is does he really have???

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mamasboy's picture

August 21, 2019 at 04:57 pm

And GB is sick of him!!!!!!!!!!!

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BoCallahan's picture

August 21, 2019 at 04:17 am

Do to Jace what they did to Chumura his rookie year; put him on IR before the season begins. Let him learn from Graham, pump weights, and absorb the system. Get him ready for next year.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 21, 2019 at 05:50 am

Bo,
Absolutely!

Would be minimal value this year anyway unless a rash of injuries at TE.

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JHitTheB's picture

August 21, 2019 at 07:07 am

I wouldn't mind seeing Jones traded to the Saints to get Taysom back in GB.

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dobber's picture

August 21, 2019 at 07:55 am

WHY? Where does he fit? He's not a QB. He's a gadget player and special teamer.

We need to stop romanticizing Taysom Hill and move on.

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Mark Gaedtke's picture

August 21, 2019 at 07:57 am

If you were the NO GM would you trade away Hill for Jones? Not likely.

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Since'61's picture

August 21, 2019 at 10:53 am

Why he's not a QB? He is listed as a WR/TE on the Saints roster.
He has thrown 7 passes and completed 3 for 64 yards, no TDs and an INT.in 2 seasons with the Saints. Why would we want another backup QB who can't play? BTW, he has caught 3 passes for a whopping 4 yards.
His best stats are 37 rush attempts for 196 yards. Should we trade for him as an RB?

The Saints keep him as a gadget/ST player. He's 28 years old with virtually no experience as an NFL QB. He is just another preseason MVP. It's long overdue to move on from the myth of Taysom Hill as an NFL QB. Thanks, Since '61

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JHitTheB's picture

August 21, 2019 at 11:50 am

I never said bring him back as a QB. I'm just saying in today's NFL we need a player like that. A player that can be used all over the field. It's time for some innovative thinking. Bears fans are giddy Nagy is down in Chi experimenting with 4 RB sets creating confusion and nightmare matchups all over the field. I want that kind of outside of the box thinking in GB and we could absolutely use a gadget player like Taysom. I think MLF would be able to come up with some nifty uses for him.

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holmesmd's picture

August 21, 2019 at 01:08 pm

Yeah, I’m sure 4 RB sets cause lots of “confusion”. SMH. Come on man. The only reason they would do something so anomalous is that they have Trubisky for a QB. I’m not even sure it’s a legal formation but if so, good luck to the Bears. Gimmick schemes don’t win championships. The Patriots don’t run any gimmicks and they have pedestrian players all over the roster. It’s about execution and playing to your identity/strength...not trying to wow everyone with what new and odd formation you deployed IMO. Just sayin

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JHitTheB's picture

August 22, 2019 at 07:08 am

The Patriots win because they have the greatest coach to ever do it on the sidelines. 15 top 10 scoring D's in 19 seasons. No one prepares for an opponent or makes in game adjustments like Beli. I disagree with "pedestrian" players though. NE is always loaded on both sides of the ball.

Also, how about that "gimmick" play in the 4th quarter against the Packers last year right after the Aaron Jones fumble? The fumble swung momentum and the trick play sealed the deal. Beli isn't scared to call trick plays at all and does it more often than people attention to.

You don't win for 20+ years by not changing your approach and adapting to the way the game changes.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 22, 2019 at 01:28 am

No, putting Sternberger on IR now is not a good idea. He'd have to pass through waivers. He certainly would be claimed, and become a non-Packer.

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Lphill's picture

August 21, 2019 at 05:42 am

King is a disappointment to say the least , wasn’t TJ Watt passed over for him?

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BradHTX's picture

August 21, 2019 at 01:25 pm

Wow. No one in the Packosphere ever voiced THAT thought before.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 21, 2019 at 05:51 am

King isnt a dissapointment talent wise. His unavailability is the only true dissapointment and no one could have known that in advance.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 22, 2019 at 01:23 am

True. There is a narrative out there that a healthy King at present is a quality starting CB. He hasn't been that so far. I do like King's talent and the way he matches up so well with big, fast, boundary receivers. He has certainly flashed.

Jaire and Davante have battled and tested each other all training camp. It might have done wonders for King to have battled Adams' route running and MVS' size and speed in training camp. Alas, not to be, again. I do expect a healthy King to be an acceptable starting boundary CB, and can only hope that he will develop his full gifts and be better than that.

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stockholder's picture

August 21, 2019 at 06:20 am

I still think the best trade is Jones , Lewis, and Moore for Winovich.

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dobber's picture

August 21, 2019 at 08:08 am

Fantasy football...

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Since'61's picture

August 21, 2019 at 09:43 am

Cookie!!! Thanks, since '61

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Qoojo's picture

August 21, 2019 at 03:59 pm

No doubt. For all three of those guys, I think Gute could pry Mack from Chicago. Gute needs to make this happen now.

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arthurl's picture

August 21, 2019 at 07:02 am

Something is up with Jones; definitely agree with post he could be involved in trade. Moore hasn’t shown much, but there might be a team short on WRs and want to kick the tires on him. Lewis is a good vet. We need another ILB. Something is up. What about another scenario involving Jones and Taylor? Jenkins probably beats him out, he’s got trade value

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Mark Gaedtke's picture

August 21, 2019 at 08:00 am

I would consider Jones and Moore to 49ers for their QB, TJ Beathard.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 21, 2019 at 10:29 am

You'd get arrested for Grand Larceny.

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dobber's picture

August 21, 2019 at 07:58 am

"With his back feeling better, will Aaron Rodgers play Thursday vs. Raiders? "

It's being reported on JSOnline that BG says the plan is to get Rodgers some reps against the Raiders on Thursday.

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Packer Dave's picture

August 21, 2019 at 08:12 am

No way Jones is traded unless two teams are interested (not likely). Why not just wait till cut downs and get him for free? If he can't crack the lineup vs UDFAs he is probably done with football anyway.

The crappy part is we might lose one of Shepherd, Lazard, Davis or EQ. If one of those guys could be flipped for a good OT prospect that would be awesome. A better QB2 would probably take more.

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Spookyfox's picture

August 21, 2019 at 08:43 am

Hey fellow Pack fans, lets be more positive about Josh Jones. He just wants to play more and didnt feel he was being used enough. He's a quality player with a lot of room to grow.

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

August 21, 2019 at 10:54 am

My guess with Jones is they are afraid of him getting hurt and having to offer him an injury settlement. I figure they are either waiting to see if a trade can happen or they are cutting him at the end. Terrible to give up on a second round pick, but if the guy doesn't want to compete and perform then it is time to cut bait and move on.

I love the idea of Sternberger to IR and perhaps replace him with Lazard at TE for this upcoming season. It is not like Graham blocks all that much. I really can't see Lazard making to the PS. I love his potential. Want to see him get first team reps with Shep.

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stockholder's picture

August 21, 2019 at 10:56 am

I believe Taylor will get released. Add him to Let's make a Deal.

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Lare's picture

August 21, 2019 at 11:21 am

I think the Packers drafted Jenkins to replace Taylor. The question is when?

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stockholder's picture

August 21, 2019 at 01:56 pm

Sooner then later. You can't pay him 5 mil. to sit the bench.

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Coldworld's picture

August 21, 2019 at 10:31 pm

If we have an injury, I’m happy paying a Taylor or Jenkins to come in and protect Rodgers and help run the ball. Madison in future perhaps, but right now a big step down. If Turner is the swing tackle, the number 3 guard is likely to play a fair bit one way or the other.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Josh Jones did not fit into our plans , and he knew this and so he wanted to go somewhere where he did, and we don’t have any decent trade offers but we don’t want him getting hurt so he just hangs around.

Who benefits from this ? The Packers should just cut him loose, like they did Spriggs.

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Coldworld's picture

August 21, 2019 at 10:34 pm

I think it is pretty impressive that Jones has been unable to stave off competition from a UDFA and a street free agent. This narrative that Jones didn’t fit mystifies me. He practically had a red carpet to a starting role and somehow missed a turn.

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Swedish Chef's picture

August 21, 2019 at 02:44 pm

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