Training camp notes

Head coach and general manager Mike Sherman was not in the best of moods in Friday morning's practice. He gave his offense a tongue-lashing during the morning practice, and his team got the message.<p>

"I thought they played well for the most part," Sherman said. "In 9-on-7, I thought our defense dominated again. They're coming to jell together as a unit. I thought the defense got the better of us there. In 7-on7, the offense did a good job of throwing and catching the football. At the end we had the two-minute (offense) where our first offense scored as expected. The second and third offenses struggled a bit against the 1's and 2's (first and second teams). We finished up with a move-the-ball period with the first unit taking the bulk of those reps. We threw a lot at them (in meetings) last night. Today was a big practice for us."

The Packers shed their pads and practiced in shells in the afternoon. The Packers will have one practice tomorrow afternoon, beginning at 2:45 p.m. at Clarke Hinkle Field.

News of the day: The Packers lost starting center Mike Flanagan for an indefinite period of time. Flanagan suffered a fractured thumb during drills. His hand will be placed in a cast, but he may be ready to play by the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

Sidelined: Defensive end Vonnie Holliday sat out of the morning practice with sore ribs. Running back Rondell Mealey missed part of the morning practice when he fell on the football and got the wind knocked out of him. Others who continued to be sidelined include: Fullback Najeh Davenport (foot), defensive back Bhawoh Jue (groin/abdominal), Earl Dotson (knee). Linebacker Nate Wayne (knee) and safety Antuan Edwards (knee) were again limited in practices.

Who's hot: Running back Tony Fisher has caught the eye of Sherman. The rookie free agent has been receiving a number of carries in practice, mainly practicing with the second and third offenses.

"I think that's what identifies a special football player who can come out here day after day and give you the same thing – production, effort," said Sherman. "He's done that. I think for a young, undrafted free agent he's done a fine job, but he has a long way to go. At this point, I'm pleased with Fisher."

Who's not: Free agent quarterback Marcus Brady gets few, if any reps, during team scrimmages. Most go to Brett Favre, Doug Pederson and Craig Nall.

Quote: "There's ups and downs. Different guys, different days, but nothing consistently where I can jump out and tell you that this guy is doing a great job, no," – Sherman on his reserve offensive linemen.

Weather: Sunny and in the low 80s. Must less humid than in previous days.

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