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The Packers’ free agent acquisitions were all in the lineup on the first reps of the team’s first open practice."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers OTA Notebook Cheap Ka'dar Hollman Jersey , 5/21: Turner takes first reps at RG, MVS leads young WR groupVincent Carchietta-USA TODAY SportsOn Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers donned shorts and helmets for their second Organized Team Activities practice and their first practice in public in 2019. While there are few, if any, conclusions that should be drawn based on the success of any player or unit in drills, what will be notable are the alignments and repetitions given to certain players.Specifically, the lineup that receives the very first rep on both sides of the football is worth examining, as it gives an indication as to how the coaching staff sees the starting lineup shaking out. Here are some of the takeaways from today’s practice.AbsencesFirst up are the players absent or not practicing. Three players were not in attendance on Tuesday: safety Josh Jones (whose absence and displeasure was reported Tuesday morning) along with tight end Marcedes Lewis and rookie edge rusher Greg Roberts. There is no explanation known as yet regarding the latter two players’ absence. There were also three players who were not participating in practice, but who were in attendance, two of whom are starters. Wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Mike Daniels joined running back Tra Carson in the non-practicing group.OffensePerhaps the biggest question mark on the entire offense this season will be the right guard position. With Billy Turner coming over from Denver in free agency and Elgton Jenkins arriving via a second-round draft pick Ka'dar Hollman Jersey Womens , the Packers have options at that spot. However, it was Turner who took the first rep in that position, lining up between Corey Linsley and Bryan Bulaga. Meanwhile, with Adams out it is instructive to see which of the team’s young receivers would get the first run with the starters. It should surprise nobody that Geronimo Allison was one of the two wideouts on the field with the team in 21 personnel (two running backs and one tight end). However, Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the other, signifying that he still holds a lead over Jake Kumerow and fellow second-year pros Equanimeous St. Brown and J’Mon Moore for the third spot at the time being.DefenseA complete reload at the safety position and comments from general manager Brian Gutekunst on the subject have suggested that Tramon Williams will be headed back to cornerback from safety this season. However, that transition appears to be complete, rather than just a move back to a more versatile slot corner alignment. Indeed, Williams joined Jaire Alexander as the two starters on the boundary as the Packers’ defense opened up in a base 3-4 alignment. Joining them were the two new safety additions, Adrian Amos and rookie Darnell Savage Ka'dar Hollman Green Bay Packers Jersey , Jr.One particular reason for some optimism on Tuesday was the fact that oft-injured cornerback Kevin King was participating fully in practice. For now, it appears that the team is preparing for him to be their third corner behind Williams and Alexander, but a full offseason workload can only help him as he tries to maintain good health throughout the 2019 season.On the front seven, there were two interesting items to note. First is the fact that with Daniels sitting out, the Packers elected to move Kenny Clark off the nose to the 3-technique position, with Montravius Adams in the middle and Dean Lowry at his traditional 5-tech spot. Clark has primarily played nose when the Packers stick to a three-man line, so this was a bit of a surprise. Still, the team is likely to line up most frequently with two linemen (in nickel or dime), so this may not be as significant a development as it appears at first.The other notable item up front is that the team lined up with the Smiths as the starters on opposite edges. Za’Darius Smith lined up on the left side opposite Bryan Bulaga on the first play with Preston Smith on the right side.The Packers have a day off from practice on Wednesday but will return to the Don Hutson Center for a closed practice on Thursday, May 23rd. Their next open practice will take place on Wednesday Ka'dar Hollman Jersey 2019 , May 29th. Even though he didn’t make the final group of nominees for 2019, LeRoy Butler’s chances of getting enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame seem to be increasing by the year.The safety position has been a tough sell to hall of fame voters as both Butler and former Denver Broncos safety Steve Atwater have fallen short though Atwater was a finalist this year while Butler was a semi-finalist. Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens was elected as a first ballot candidate this year. Atwater really is the biggest obstacle to Butler’s election despite Butler producing better statistics as well as more selections as an all-pro. There’s also former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver safety John Lynch in the way, though Lynch continues to fall short of Canton as well.Butler also played on a defense that featured Reggie White. Is the safety being overshadowed by the Minister of Defense in the eyes of some voters? It’s possible.Regardless, Butler still stands a solid chance to make it to Canton and hopefully his wait won’t be nearly as long as Jerry Kramer’s, who was finally inducted this past summer.You can read more on Butler’s hall of fame odds plus Packers’ new offensive line coach gets a big endorsement from a former player of his in today’s cheese curds.Hall of Fame window cracking open for former Packers safety LeRoy Butler—PackersNews.comThere are more factors at play than just other safety candidates. The run on offensive linemen could also positively affect Butler’s chances.Aaron Rodgers opts against offseason knee surgery—NFL.comThis seems absolutely incredible given how much the injury impacted Aaron Rodgers’ play most of the season. He should be good to go for the offseason program.Tim Boyle feels like he belongs after rookie season in Green Bay—Packers.comTim Boyle is learning from one of the best in Rodgers and even wore a no. 12 jersey to meetings after the Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears.All-Pro Joe Staley advocates for new Packers OL coach Adam Stenavich—Packers WireWhile some players will miss James Campen, you can’t get a stronger endorsement as a young coach than the one Joe Staley gave Adam Stenavich, according to David Bakhtiari.A runner in Colorado killed an attacking mountain lion with his bare hands—SB NationIf we say we aren’t impressed by this feat, we’d be lion.
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