Newly signed offensive tackle Marcus Spriggs joined the Packers on the field today as the team continued its mini-camp practice sessions at Clarke Hinkle Field.
Approximately 240 fans were in attendance as the Packers opened their team drills, starting with special teams coverage and working their way to 11-on-11 drills.
It didn't take long for the defense to step up. On the opening play, it was quarterback Brett Farve looking to his favorite receiver, Donald Driver, sprinting down the left sideline, but cornerback Al Harris was there to break up the play.
Farve then decided to try his luck on the other side, hitting Driver for a 40-yard gain and a would-be touchdown had the play continued following the catch. But on the very next play, it was Harris again batting the ball away from Farve's intended receiver.
On offense, second-year receiver Devin Lewis was able to find his way behind the defensive backfield as quarterback Eric Crouch hit him in stride for a touchdown pass. Meanwhile, Farve was showing off yet another tool in his arsenal, finding Najeh Davenport out of the backfield with a no-look pass, good for a 15-yard gain.
Running back Lamar Smith, the tenth-year NFL veteran who joined the Packers on Monday, proved he still had the speed to find his way around the left side of the line following a handoff from Crouch.
The Packers will return to the field on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Weather and field conditions permitting, practice will be held outside at Clarke Hinkle Field (open to the public), but otherwise will be held inside the Don Hutson Center (closed to the public).
Today At A Glance ...
Where: Clarke Hinkle Field
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Did Not Participate: Chad Clifton (pelvis/hip), Bubba Franks (illness), Joe Johnson (triceps), Nick Luchey (knee), Chukie Nwokorie (knee), DeAndrew Rubin (hamstring), Mark Tauscher (knee), Rod Walker (shoulder).
Remains Unsigned: Gilbert Brown.