Injury update

Rookie cornerback Will Blackmon will not participate in the Packers' Organized Team Activities through June 21 because of a broken bone in his foot. Blackmon sustained the injury during the team's final mini-camp practice on May 21 and recently underwent surgery to repair a broken metatarsal.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today that he hopes Blackmon, the second of Green Bay's two fourth-round selections in the recent NFL draft out of Boston College, will be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

Barry is out
McCarthy confirmed today that offensive lineman Kevin Barry "probably" will be out for the entire 2006 season. The 341-pound Barry tore his quadriceps muscle during a team session the final practice of the last mini-camp and recently underwent surgery.

"It's going to be a while," McCarthy said.

The Packers were hoping that Barry would compete for a starting spot at guard this season.

Peterson sprains ankle
Defensive lineman Kenny Peterson was helped off the practice field after spraining his right ankle. McCarthy said the injury is not believed to be serious.

Davenport is limited
Najeh Davenport can run, cut, backpedal and sprint, but the team's coaching staff will continue to hold him out of team drills during practices in the next two weeks. The running back is recovering from a broken ankle sustained last October.

Davenport took part in a few individual drills during practice today, but had to step back and watch as Samkon Gado and Noah Herron took most of the reps on offense. The Packers will take the same, cautious approach with Davenport early in training camp.

"I've been told no matter where I'm at physically and mentally that they'll still slow-pace me throughout me to the middle to the end of training camp," Davenport said.

Davenport began running on his tender ankle in mid-February. He has remained in Green Bay this off-season for rehab and is anxious to practice in the Packers' new offense. For now, all he can do is watch and occasionally call a play.

"I'm real familiar with the system," Davenport said. "We ran that at Miami and in high school. That was always my role. I was never a back that would wiggle a lot. It was always one cut and go. The running part of it was not a big thing to me."

Standing by
Players who attended practice but were unable to participate because they are rehabbing from injuries included: linebacker Brady Poppinga (knee), running back Arliss Beach (hamstring), safety Jeremy Thornburg (shoulder), and offensive tackle Chad Clifton (knee).

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