Saturday, May 03, 2008

Packers tryout list and rookie camp comments

In addition to UW-Whitewater RB Justin Beaver, who has been mentioned here several times, the Packers also have the following players in this weekend for tryouts:

Kyle Ward, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Condrew Allen, CB, Portland State
Matthew Harper, S, Oregon
Lance Ball, RB, Maryland
Michael Medina, CB, Wyoming
Brandent Englemon, S, Michigan
Louie Runnels, FB, Stephen F. Austin
Tierre Green, CB, Nebraska
Durell Mapp, LB, North Carolina
Marlon Fair, S, Hampton
Josh Ferguson, LB, Purdue
Adam Hill, C, Louisiana-Monroe
Tui Alailefaleula, DT, Washington
Ryan Considine, OT, Louisiana Tech
Fred Bledsoe, DT, Arkansas
Ola Dagunduro, DT, Nebraska
Chris Walker, DT, Western Kentucky
Marque Fountain, DE, Oklahoma State.

McCarthy's comments on first day of rookie orientation

Head Coach Mike McCarthy was very pleased with what he saw Friday. "There's a lot of good looking players both in the free agent and the tryout category." He thought Justin Beaver was "quick as a hiccup." As for first pick WR Jordy Nelson, McCarthy "Really liked the way he moves...He's an accomplished route-runner, just the little I've seen. I'm glad he's on our team." As for QBs Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn, "You could see they both have a lot of experience, just the way they step into the huddle. Their huddle command was very good." So, some good first impressions for the head coach.

You can read his entire comments about his impressions of the first day with the rookies here.