Practice 11: Hundley Delivers Again

Rookie quarterback Brett Hundley made short work of the defense in a two-minute drill on Saturday.

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Brett Hundley’s growth continues in impressive fashion.

The rookie quarterback, who led the offense to a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason win at New England, powered the offense to a rapid-fire touchdown during a two-minute drill at the end of Saturday’s sweltering practice.

In a backups-vs.-backups battle, Hundley and the offense took the ball at the 45-yard line with 58 seconds and one timeout. He didn’t need much time. On the first snap, he scrambled to his right and uncorked a long pass to undrafted rookie receiver Larry Pinkard, who had gotten behind impressive rookie cornerback Quinten Rollins, for a gain of 47 yards to the 8. On the next play, Hundley rifled a pass to Pinkard, who got free on a slant against Rollins, for an easy touchdown.

That comes on the heels of Hundley’s winning two-minute drill on Monday and his successful preseason debut. He went 4-of-6 for 60 yards and one touchdown against New England.

“I think it went well,” Hundley said. “There’s always stuff I can work on and there’s stuff for sure that I felt like I needed to work on in the game and am doing at in practice now. You just have to keep growing. With where I’m at, I’m happy but I’m never satisfied. I’m not satisfied with where I’m at right now but I feel like I’m always going to keep growing.”

INJURY REPORT

Old injuries: WR Adrian Coxson (concussion), WR Javess Blue (shoulder) CB Damarious Randall (groin), CB Tay Glover-Wright (hamstring), CB Demetri Goodson (calf), CB Kyle Sebetic (ankle), OLB Nick Perry (groin), DT Mike Daniels (ankle), TE Justin Perillo (concussion), WR Jared Abbrederis (concussion), DT Letroy Guion (hamstring).

New injuries: LT David Bakhtiari (knee), DT Josh Boyd (knee).

Returned: OT Vince Kowalski (concussion).

UP NEXT

The Packers will not practice on Sunday or Tuesday. On Monday and Wednesday, they practice at 12:15 p.m., followed by an 11:45 sessions on Thursday. There is no practice on Friday and no public practice on Saturday leading to Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh, which is set for a noon kickoff.

WORTH NOTING

The team practiced in shells on a sweltering afternoon in which the temperature neared 90. … Without Daniels, Boyd and Guion, only seven defensive linemen practiced. The No. 1 unit had B.J. Raji at nose tackle, flanked by Datone Jones and Mike Pennel at ends. … Back from offseason hernia surgery, Mike Neal joined Julius Peppers as the starting defensive ends. … The Packers are going to great lengths to protect who their No. 2 left tackle will be this season. On Saturday, Don Barclay took Bakhtiari’s spot. It’s hard to believe Barclay would play left tackle in a real game.

McCARTHY SAID …

On reviewing Thursday’s game video: “I would say consistent with prior years, there’s always things fundamentally you need to improve on. It’s great teaching tape. The mistakes that were made are things you can correct. We didn’t have big, major mistakes that way. Way too many mental errors. But if you look at prior years, we were actually maybe a little bit better in that area (and) tackling and the fundamentals. But it was a productive day. The work that we were able to get done I thought was exactly what you’re looking for in a preseason game. The ability to hit just about almost every situation you can create, whether it be fourth downs, two-point plays, kickoff cover. We didn’t get a kickoff return. That’s the only thing we didn’t get done on special teams. You really just try to get those opportunities for your players, and it gives you excellent video to teach off of.”


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