Another solid crowd of over 260 fans lined the fences today at Clarke Hinkle Field as the Green Bay Packers resumed their mini-camp workouts.
Jamil Soriano, a free agent offensive lineman from Harvard University, returned to the team today for the first time since May after his college term ended last week.
In special teams drills, cornerbacks Erwin Swiney and Chris Johnson split time with receivers Devin Lewis and the speedy Antonio Chatman returning kicks.
The play of the day came from wide receiver Donald Driver. After hauling in a quick out pass from quarterback Brett Favre, Driver was able to stop on a dime, sending safety Marques Anderson, who was pursuing on the play, into the sidelines. Driver then turned it up field for a would-be touchdown and received plenty of cheers from his teammates.
Eric Crouch, the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner who signed with the Packers in hopes of getting a chance to play quarterback, showed off his arm strength today, splitting defenders with a bullet to tight end Joey Knapp in the middle of the field for a 25-yard gain.
In one-on-one drills between members of the offensive and defensive lines, rookie Kenny Peterson got into a heated duel with second-year veteran David Brandt. Although Peterson broke into the backfield on several occasions during team drills, Brandt got the better of him in the one-on-one matchups.
The Packers will return to the field Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and will hold their final mini-camp practice Wednesday, beginning at 10 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: 66 degrees, partly cloudy.
Did Not Participate: Chad Clifton (pelvis/hip), Tony Fisher (quadriceps), Joe Johnson (triceps), Nick Luchey (knee), Chukie Nwokorie (knee), Gari Scott (knee), Mark Tauscher (knee), Rod Walker (shoulder).
Remains Unsigned: Gilbert Brown.