Roundup of packer practices: August 23, 2022

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GENERAL/PERSONAL:

The Packers are trading OL Cole Van Lanen from Green Bay to the Jaguars, a source has said. It’s for an undisclosed draft pick. 2) Update: He’s a seventh-round pick for the Jacksonville Packers, and there are no strings attached. Demovsky

Potential winner of this trade – Caleb Jones. Hermann [Worth noting – Here’s Paul Bretl tweet on his 53-,man roster predition:  “Given what we know now, I’d obviously remove Scott and add Caleb Jones as the 10th OL.” As a note, Van Laanen is versatile whereas Caleb Jones can only play LT as far as we know.  TGR]

Two other roster moves: S Vernon Scott was waived with an injury (shoulder) and RB Kylin Hill was traded to the regular season PUP (meaning he is out for at least the first 4 games). David Bakhtiari enjoys a day off. CB Rico Gafford (ankle) and TE Sal Cannella (knee) are absent today. WR Danny Davis, who had been injured, was also released. Demovsky

[Due a 2018 rule change, the Packers had options with Scott.  They could have waived him injured, or placed him on season-ending IR in order to retain his 2023 rights.  Since Scott is seeking second opinions on his shoulder injury, no other team is likely to claim him, so he will pass through waivers and revert to IR.  The Packers can reach an injury settlement within 5 business days, or release him when he is able to pass a physical (as with Redmond last season).  Both result in Cap Melt – reductions in cap space.  If a settlement is reached, other teams can sign him but the Packers have to wait the number of weeks paid to him in the settlement plus 3 extra weeks, making such players more likely to never return to the team that waived them with a settlement.  2) That’s a really tough break for Danny Davis.  I think he would have gotten a spot on the PS.  $207K in Green Bay is a pretty good payday.  TGR]

No team drills yet for Elgton Jenkins or Robert Tonyan. schneidmann

Matt LaFleur said the top starters will NOT play in Thursday’s preseason finale at KC. The same core group that played the first two games will start again. “Just the risk versus the reward knowing it’s a long season, with 17 games and at the start we’re stressed about travel.” 2) Rookie WR Christian Watson can play. “With younger players, if he’s able to go, he’ll go,” LaFleur said. Watson made more than 11 of 11 this week. Demovsky

QUARTERBACKS/WIDE RECEIVERS:

In the red zone, Roméo Doubs cuts his way to the left sideline, and safety Shawn Davis slips. A neat 7-yard finish from Aaron Rodgers. Nice road for the rookie. [Dan Orlovsky has a nice breakdown of Doubs properly adjusting his route based on the defensive configuration in a video.  TGR] 2) Aaron Rodgers steps into the pocket and, while running uphill, sends a no-look pass to Romeo Doubs before crossing the LOS. The ball was a little behind Doubs, but he came up and caught it. The rookie’s welcome moment to play with 12. Wood

TIGHT END:

Tyler Davis catches an angled route from Aaron Rodgers back from the end zone. Used his size to protect Rasul Douglas. The Packers’ offense praised Davis, who is trying to rebound after a tough few weeks. 2) Another goal-line TD for Tyler Davis, catching a save in the end zone past ILBs Ty Summers and Ray Wilborn. Jordan Love put the ball low where only Davis could get it, and Davis got it. [Well, two TD receptions plus another catch (described below) in practice is a start.  TGR] Wood

Nice throw and catch from Love to Tyler Davis with Carpenter on the cover. Love struck him in stride with perfect precision. Good game. 2) Jordan Love to Marcedes for a touchdown and the whole team (even the defense) barks in celebration. Hermann

[Regarding Tyler Davis] I don’t know – call me crazy, but maybe it’s not such a bad thing to encourage players from your favorite team to improve and do well? It’s easy to say “cut it”. Can’t we just hope he gets it and has a blast? The talent is there. Hermann

OFFENSIVE LINE:

So, with Van Lanen out, the Packers’ second O line is: LT: Caleb Jones LG: Zach Tom C: Michal Menet RG: Sean Rhyan, RT: Rasheed Walker. Demovsky

We haven’t seen much of Rasheed Walker but he did a good job there going pro against Jonathan Garvin. I hope he can play against the Chiefs this week. 2) Zach Tom opens a hole for Williams blocking against Slayton. Nice race with vision for Dexter. 3) Nice block from Yosh sets up a big run from Dillon down the left side. Quay a slow step up – one of the first outside outings that worked for the offense during camp. Dillon also showed great patience in the next round and finally found a hole in the middle. 4) Oh hello the starting lineup today: Rodgers Dillon / Jones Marcedes Watson / Doubs Yosh – JRJ – Myers – Hanson – Newman. [Not sure if Watkins and Lazard are getting a rest day.  TGR] 5) David Bakhtiari is not training today after spending two days on the pitch. The Packers say it’s part of his build-up plan, not a setback. Hermann

LaFleur said it was an advantage to be able to face the same starting offensive linemen throughout camp, even though they “got their pieces at times.” Two of them will be on the bench when Bakhtiari and Jenkins return, so he will have some options. Silverstein

DEFENSIVE LINES:

TJ Slaton is pushing on the inside for a potential sack. Hermann

LINEBACKERS:

Jordan Love gets the defense to jump, free play, but throws a very interceptable pass to Krys Barnes which drops it. Lots of practice points on this game. Hermann

DEFENSIVE BACKS:

New look of the Packers defense!!!! Rasul Douglas at free safety – Keisean Nixon in the slot. Hermann [Nixon was pulled from the punt, kickoff, and punt return teams per Justis Mosqueda in the game against New Orleans.  Nixon played just 4 ST snaps, which I pointed out in the snap count article.  Can Nixon make it as a pure CB?  Or does Rich Bisaccia already know what Nixon can do on STs and just wanted to look at other players?  TGR]

Rasul Douglas got some security reps. Packers DC Joe Barry said Douglas could handle any position in the secondary. He didn’t just mean cornerback. 2) Jordan Live throws their first pick of the day rolling right, trying to find WR rookie Samori Toure flying into the back right corner of the end zone. Kabion Ento jumped into the passing lane and picked it. [Ento was GB’s highest graded ST player in the New Orleans game, per PFF.  TGR] Wood

Holy shit, what a one-handed jumping interception from Kabion Ento. Dude went UPPPPP for it and made the choice. It was awesome. Hermann [Same as Wood’s #2 above, just more enthusiasm.  TGR]

Aaron Rodgers keeps comparing Rasul Douglas to Charles Woodson. “Again reminds me of Charles…Rasul has a lot of the same characteristics with his ball peddling ability, coverage skills, understanding of concepts and trashy language…Love it 29, he’s a hell of a player .” Kruse [So, the comments about Rasul Douglas’ football IQ make sense if he is going to play some safety, like another CB who moved to safety later in his career.  TGR]

SPECIAL TEAMS:

If you’re worried about K Mason Crosby (knee) for Week 1, it looks like you shouldn’t be. Crosby: “It’s six weeks away, so that was sort of the goal of progressing and kicking more at this stage. I nailed a set inside today and felt really good. Demovsky [No offense, but I am still a little worried about Crosby’s leg strength.  It might be better after the surgery, I suppose.  TGR]

Wouldn’t be surprised if Ramiz Ahmed makes the Packers practice squad, assuming 1) Mason Crosby clears PUP and 2) Ahmed clears waivers. It was much better than its predecessor, released after SF. Ahmed just drilled a 52-yard field goal that would have been good from 60. Wood

With the Packers releasing several players with injury designations, but not Dallin Leavitt, it seems extremely likely they will keep him on the top 53 and then place him on IR the next day, opening up a spot on the roster to be re-signed. a player. or bring in someone new. herman [This goes under ST and not the DB section because Leavitt isn’t a defensive back, in my opinion.  Bias if you like!  TGR]

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