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Packers Rookies And First-Year Players Report To Training Camp


While two weeks remain before their first preseason game in the green and gold, summer vacation came to an end Friday for the newest members of the Green Bay Packers.

Rookies and selected veterans moved their belongings into the dorms at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wis., their home for the next four weeks of training camp, officially marking the beginning of the 2003 season.

"I went in my room and saw the bed, a twin-size bed," said 6-foot-5, 325-pound defensive tackle James Lee. "It's just like being in college again."

The new Packers will practice Saturday afternoon for the first time since mini-camp ended in June. Veterans will report to camp Sunday and to the practice field Monday.

"It's great to be back," said quarterback Craig Nall, who vaulted himself into contention for the backup quarterback position as the leading passer in NFL Europe this summer. "I'm looking forward to another camp and hopefully I can make the squad again."

Nall will be one of four quarterbacks battling for the No. 2 quarterback position behind Brett Favre.

"I think I have a good shot at it," Nall said. "I've been in this position before when I was fighting for the job at LSU, so I think that experience will help me in the long run."

All practices will be held at the Packers' practice facility in Green Bay, rotating between Clarke Hinkle Field and Ray Nitschke Field. In the event of inclement weather or poor field conditions, practice will be moved indoors to the Don Hutson Center and will be closed to the public.

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