Training camp is in the books for Scott Wells, along with the rest of the Packers. The final week of camp was eventful for the rookie from the University of Tennessee, to say the least.
Highlighted by a trip to Nashville to play a game in his home state, the week also saw Wells learn the harsh reality of life in the NFL.
Wells was waived by the Packers Sunday as the team had to pare its roster down to 53 for the regular season. The team's seventh-round pick in April's draft wasn't gone for long, though, as he returned Monday as a member of the practice squad.
In the sixth and final installment of Wells' training camp diary, he talks about the days leading up to the end of camp and how he's ready to get to work on the regular season.
Scott Wells: I thought the last week of training camp went pretty well overall. The coaches had me working some at guard as well as center. That was a new spot for me, and I thought I did a pretty good job in the game with that. I guess it was another chance for them to evaluate me at more than one position.
Right guard is a totally new position for me, and I think I did alright with it. I played guard in high school, but that was five years ago, and I was at center for my whole college career.
In the game against the Titans, I played the third quarter at guard and the fourth quarter at center. It was a good close to a good camp I think.
Playing in Tennessee was a great opportunity for me to get back and play in front of a lot of familiar faces, which was nice.
I had more friends in the crowd than family. My wife's parents were in the stands and one of my brothers was able to make it to the game.
My parents and other brother and his family weren't able to make it, but I had a lot of friends there and a lot of people that I went to school with. It was definitely great to get back home and be able to see those people.
Sure, I was disappointed Sunday when I got the phone call telling me I wasn't going to be on the 53-man roster. I thought I had a good camp, but now I'm going to work even harder to move up from the practice squad to the active roster.
To me, this is just another hurdle I have to get over. I look at it the same way as being redshirted in college. I guess the coaches need a little more time to evaluate me, and hopefully I'll be activated later on this year. If not, I'll make the best of the opportunity I have and do my best to help the team every day out on the practice field.