Rookie wide receiver
Undrafted rookie wide receiver
Meanwhile, veteran receiver
McCarthy’s major concern continued to be the evaluation of the team’s young talent.
“That’s the priority. We have to pick the right 53. That’ll be the final phase of our personnel evaluation and we’ll make our decisions,” McCarthy said.
The Packers decided to release three players on Sunday: holdovers Brett Swain and Spencer Havner, and rookie tackle Theo Sherman.
“We just felt that if we let them go early it would give them a chance to hook on with another team. They’ll always be a part of that Super Bowl team,” McCarthy said of Swain and Havner. “The other three players will come on Tuesday.”
The Packers must reduce their roster to 80 players by four p.m. on Tuesday. They are currently at 83.
Veteran wide receiver
“He ran some good routes. Yeah, I thought he had a good day today,” McCarthy said of Driver.
McCarthy came to the defense of veteran tackle
“Chad Clifton is on a pitch count,” McCarthy said in defending the limited practice time Clifton receives, as the Packers head coach elects to get as much game mileage as possible out of Clifton’s aging knees. “There’s a lot of time and thought that goes into Chad Clifton. His practice time is discussed on a daily basis.
“I have all of the confidence in the world in Chad Clifton,” McCarthy said.