55,000-plus attend Packers scrimmage
Pre-snap penalties were about all Packers Coach Mike McCarthy had to complain about after Friday's Family Night scrimmage. Seven of them were bothersome to the Green Bay head coach.
Other than that, the crowd of 55,000-plus was pretty pleased with the prospect of some high-caliber NFL football to be seen.
Rookie defensive tackle Jerel Worthy and inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore were some of the standouts in the full contact, two and a half hour scrimmage. The Packers ran almost 50 plays with full contact, plus several special teams plays.
Earlier in the day, the team announced agreement on a four-year deal with punter Tim Mashtay. He set Green Bay franchise records last year for gross yards at 45.6 and net yards at 38.6.
San Diego on Thursday
The Green Bay Packers return to the practice field Monday night as they get ready for their first exhibition game on Thursday night at San Diego.
Some key starters were given Sunday night off, as the Packers worked out for the first time since Friday's Family Night scrimmage at Lambeau Field.
Starting left tackle Marshall Newhouse and receiver Greg Jennings both suffered concussions on Friday. Both missed practice Sunday evening.
Coach McCarthy said offensive tackle Derek Sherrod would be out all week with the broken leg he's still getting over from last season.
Fullback John Kuhn was back at practice Sunday night after a knee injury. Running back Marc Tyler also practiced, and receiver Tori Gurley made a limited return from a groin injury.
New left tackle
Herb Taylor is the new No. 1 left tackle for the Green Bay Packers. He practiced with the starting offense Sunday night after Marshall Newhouse suffered a concussion in Friday's Family Night scrimmage.
Several veterans were given Sunday night off: Aaron Rodgers, Jeff Saturday, Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Ryan Pickett and Anthony Hargrove.
That gave back-up quarterbacks Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman a chance to show their stuff. Harrell led the No. 1 offense.
Besides Newhouse and Taylor, second-year pro Derek Sherrod and seventh-round rookie Andrew Datko are trying to make the roster at left tackle. Sherrod has been out with the broken leg he suffered last season.
McCarthy moved Taylor ahead of Datko, saying there's a "rawness to his ability."
The Packers signed Taylor right after Sherrod broke his leg. After being drafted by Kansas City in 2007, Taylor has not played in an NFL regular season game since 2008.