Aug. 4-5 training camp notes

A day after practicing under the new lights of Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers took returned to Clarke Hinkle Field, where they have practiced since training camp opened July 24. The effects of a hard-hitting intrasquad scrimmage and physical Sunday night practice is beginning to takes its toll on the team.<p>

The list of walking wounded has continued to swell. A number of players watched as the team practiced in pads during the afternoon. The latest players to join the injury list included tight end Tyrone Davis (hamstring), running back Ki-Jana Carter (sore Achilles' tendon), cornerback Tyrone Williams (groin), wide receiver Windrell Hayes (knee), offensive tackle Kevin Jordan (knee), and cornerback Keith Thibodeaux (groin). Running back Rondell Mealey (ribs) wore a red jersey in practice today, meaning that he cannot be tackled. Mealey injured his ribs a few days ago when he fell on the football. Carter came out of the scrimmage Saturday because of the sore tendon.

Other players who continue to sit idle include Earl Dotson (knee), Najeh Daven port (foot), defensive back Bhawoh Jue (groin/abdomin), and center Mike Flanagan (broken thumb).

On the positive side, linebacker Nate Wayne has continued to take more snaps in scrimmages with the first team offense as well as safety Antuan Edwards. Wayne is recovering from a January knee surgery. Edwards also has a surgically repaired knee that he injured last Sept. 30 at Carolina.

Edwards isn't backing away from anybody. He had a huge hit on running back Tony Fisher during Sunday night's practice at Lambeau Field.

Defensive end Vonnie Holliday returned to practice Sunday night. Holliday was forced to sit out of Friday's practices and Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage because of sore ribs.

The Packers got a little feisty under the bright new lights of Lambeau Field on Sunday night. There were three incidents where players had to be separated by teammates after the whistle had blown on plays.

"I think if you want a physical practice, you're going to have some pushing and shoving, but when the coach says ‘It's over, it's over,' said coach and GM Mike Sherman. "I reminded them of that. You can't ask them to be aggressive and physical and not expect something to give on the other end. But you don't do anything to jeopardize the health of a teammate."

Quote: "We changed the setting a little bit and I thought it picked things up, as anticipated. It would have been nice if we would have had this environment with 50,000 in the stands for Family Night, but it wasn't meant to be this year." – Packers coach and GM Mike Sherman.

Weather: Monday's practices were held under sunny skies with temperatures in the lower 80s. Temperatures were in the high 70s and a little muggy for Sunday night's practice.

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