"Our coaches will spend a lot of time with them this summer, and we'll get them ready as much as we can."
That's not as easy as it sounds. Under NFL rules, linebacker Barnett and defensive lineman Lee will next be permitted back in practice at training camp in mid-July. To solve the dilemma, the Packers have arranged for the players to spend the interval in a workout program in Corvallis, Ore.
The same thing happened with UCLA's Marques Anderson last season.
Sherman isn't worried about the players' progress, he said.
"(Barnett's ability to make big plays time and time again showed up," Sherman said of the first camp. "But, we have to see that with that with the pads on and people coming at him with live bullets."