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Training Camp Report - August 14, 2003


The Green Bay Packers took practice inside Lambeau Field Thursday for a final walk-through before Friday night's game at Cleveland.

With only three preseason games remaining before the regular season begins, time is running short for players to make a good impression on coaches while cementing themselves a spot on the final roster.

"There's no pressure," said quarterback Akili Smith, who signed a 1-year contract with the Packers after four seasons with Cincinnati. "I've been through too much pressure in my life. Right now it's just time to play football, and play as efficiently as possible. And that's making good decisions and not throwing interceptions."

In his first game with the Packers, Smith, who has the been in the Packers' system for only two months, was 7-of-12 passing for 61 yards with 1 interception vs. Atlanta last week.

"It's tough," Smith said about learning a new system in a short amount of time, "but I have to go out there and show them that I can execute this playbook."

Through two games, the Packers' quarterbacks are a combined 32-of-55 passing for 297 yards with 4 interceptions and 0 touchdowns.

"The execution has not been near what it needs to be," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "We have three games left and now is a good time to get started."

The Packers vs. Browns game will be televised nationally on CBS. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (CDT).

The Packers' next public practice, weather and field conditions permitting, will be Sunday (Aug. 17) when the Packers return to Clarke Hinkle Field for two workouts: 8:45-11:15 a.m. (pads) and 2:15-3:15 p.m. (special teams).

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