Strength coach to meet with Favre

Brett Favre, who was excused from the final day of Organized Team Activities practices on Wednesday, is expected to stay active at his home in Mississippi the next five weeks in preparation for training camp on July 28.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said strength and conditioning coach Rock Gullickson would spend some time with Favre to work on his conditioning. The 16-year veteran also will probably do some throwing on his property.

"He's got a big bag of balls hanging out in his warehouse, so I think there's a little more throwing than people think in Mississippi," McCarthy said. "The biggest thing for him is his conditioning. Rock Gullickson is going to go down there and spend some time with him one-on-one. … I think he knows how to get ready to play a season."

McCarthy said that Favre will be watching the cut-ups of practice film on DVD's.

McCarthy seemed pleased with Favre's command of the new West Coast offense and his arm strength over the course of the 14 practice, 22-day OTA period.

"He has excellent recall," McCarthy said. "I've learned over the years to keep cutting it down as much as I can.

"I don't anticipate any problems here. It's just an old dog and new tricks. He's done it so long one way and now we're jolting him a little bit with some learning. I told him that I think it's healthy for him.

"He always plays the game a certain way. As you watch him go through OTA's, to me, you saw his arm coming around more and more. You definitely saw the ball spin off his hand with more velocity this past week.

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