The Green Bay Packers held a brief walkthrough practice Thursday morning inside Lambeau Field in preparation for Friday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Packers will be on the road for the first time all preseason after playing their first two games at home in Green Bay. The Green and Gold opened up the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks with a loss, but recovered nicely last Saturday with a win over the New Orleans Saints.
With only a week left of training camp practices, Friday's game will go a long way in determining many players' roster fates. Wide receiver Carl Ford knows there's plenty at stake for him and his teammates.
"We've got a big game coming up tomorrow night and we've got to do some good things," Ford said. "We've got to take advantage of the situation. We all know how it is; guys right now at the bottom, or on the bubble, are fighting for jobs. When we go in there, we've got to make plays and stay away from mental mistakes."
Ford acknowledged that playing at a high level can be a difficult task at this stage of camp.
"We've been going a couple weeks in training camp, so the legs are a little sore and the back's a little sore," Ford explained. "Overall, the body is tired, but you can't think about that. You have to go out and perform. You're fighting for a job and you've got to put it all on the line."
Offensive tackle Chad Clifton returned to the lineup for the walkthrough and might be ready to go tomorrow night.
"If it all goes well, I will be able to play tomorrow," Clifton said. "I am going to go out and see how it feels, but it feels good right now."
The Packers-Jaguars game will be televised to fans throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (CDT).
Fans can listen to the game over the internet by signing up for the NFL Field Pass.