Veteran defenders still MIA from OTA

Newcomers Ryan Pickett and Charles Woodson, and veteran Al Harris have yet to take part in the Green Bay Packers' Organized Team Activities practices at Clarke Hinkle Field. Neither of the three were at practice on Tuesday, though, coach Mike McCarthy is hoping to see one or two of them soon.

The Packers are scheduled to practice Thursday and Friday, and next Monday through Wednesday. Practices are generally one hour, 45 minutes in length.

Harris is not expected to attend because he is unhappy with his current $18 million contract, which has three years remaining. Pickett and Woodson signed as unrestricted free agents this off-season. Both attended the mandatory post-draft mini-camp, but skipped the second mini-camp May 19-21 and have yet to show at the OTA practices, which began May 31.

"Once again, we've spoken to those guys throughout this whole process," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "You know what? All three of their situations are different. On an individual basis, Harris I don not expect, Woodson is up in the air right now and Pickett I do expect."

Other veterans, like Brett Favre, have come and gone from the OTA practices. On Tuesday, wide receivers Donald Driver and Rod Gardner were absent, as well as tight end David Martin.


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