Training camp notes

The Green Bay Packers practiced twice today without pads in preparation for their first exhibition game of the preseasson this Saturday. The team also welcomed back a familiar face. Cornerback Bhawoh Jue, who has been out with an injury since the post-draft minicamp, returned to the practice field.<p>

Jue, a second year pro who started in seven games last year for the injured LeRoy Butler, injured a muscle in his lower abdominal area sometime last season. He reinjured it during the post-draft minicamp and was forced to sit out of the June minicamp.

Jue said he is less than 100% physcially but was welcomed by a defense that has been hit by injuries this training camp, especially in the secondary. Cornerback Tyrone Williams (groin), cornerback Keith Thibodeaux (groin), and safeties Antuan Edwards (knee) and Scott Frost (ankle) have been limited to little or no practice in the past few days.

The trainers asked Jue earlier this week if he felt ready to go and Jue was more than willing to practice with his teammates.

"It's more of a physical thing getting out here, getting my body acclimated to doing the things that I was doing before and getting my wind back," Jue said. "I was dying out here today."

The Packers open their exhibition season this Saturday at Philadelphia. Jue said he probably will not play, though, he was practicing with the first-team defense.

"Physically I can (play)," Jue said. "But I haven't played football since May, and I haven't practiced in pads yet."

Packers coach and GM Mike Sherman said that he will have to "see how (Jue) feels" when the team arrives in Philadelphia Friday night.

Roster moves: The Packers today signed linebacker Kenny Harney and released linebacker Adrian Hollingshed, who injured his shoulder in camp. Harney starred at the University of South Carolina last year, making 86 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the low 80s.


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