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Packers' first practice gets a little testy

Things got testy at times yesterday at the Green Bay Packers’ first Training Camp practice in full pads. There was a lot of taunting, pushing, and shoving as the Packer offense went after the defense at full speed. Second-year linebacker Dezman Moses said the defense wanted to ramp up the physical play a little. He said his teammates wanted to show that they’re not soft – a common criticism after the Packers gave up 579 yards in January’s playoff loss at San Francisco. Coach Mike McCarthy said the team practiced with an edge, and it was great to have a competitive environment. McCarthy said there were too many extra-curricular activities going on. But he said his Packers quote, “came out on the high side of playing with an edge, and that’s exactly what we want.” Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin was among the standouts, with a couple of explosive runs. Corner Tramon Williams left practice early after one of his knees was bothering him. Rookie receiver Kevin Dorsey vows to be back this week after straining a hamstring on Saturday. There’s no practice today. The next three workouts will be in full pads, starting at 8:20 tomorrow morning. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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