Packers’ Cobb tries to play through pain

Considering how often coach Mike McCarthy talks about being smart with injured players, it was somewhat surprising to see Cobb on the field when he was in such obvious pain. Trying to be smart and be tough at the same time is difficult for me, Cobb said after practice. But I understand that I have limitations, and I have to be smart about it. But its hard and difficult at times. When asked whether he was being smart by practicing on Tuesday, Cobb simply said: No. Its something that we understand what the injury is, and we wouldnt put him out there if we thought he was in jeopardy of moving forward and getting see here healthy, McCarthy said. But every case is different. Cobb did not play in last Fridays preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals and considering Jordy Nelson will miss the entire preseason because of a knee injury, the number of snaps quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have with his top receivers is going to be limited between now and the Sept. 8 opener at San Francisco. Cobb led the Packers with 80 receptions last season and might have an even bigger role this season, so its understandable that he wants to be on the field as much as possible during training camp. I know at some point during the season Im going to be in pain, and Im going to have to play, and Im going to have to be productive when I do play, Cobb said. So trying to push through right now is more of a mindset for me.

How do Packers rank by decades?

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was quick to praise his back to Tom Pelissero of USA Today on Thursday after he was taken off the PUP list, giving the notion that the starting job is his to lose at the moment: “I’m excited to see when DuJuan Harris comes back, because I view him as our starter,” McCarthy told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “I want him to get back in there and earn it like he did all of last year. He made an impact in our offense.” Harris surely did make an impact in 2012, going from a man chasing a car-salesman job one month, to the Packers’ most influential back late in their playoff run. When the Packers turned to Harris to fill the void at running back, he had a less-than-stellar career resume. 2011, his rookie season, was spent in Jacksonville , where he had only nine carries over the year and couldn’t seem to stay off the practice squad. Installed as a part of the Packers’ rushing rotation for the last four regular-season games of 2012, Harris racked up 157 rushing yards and two touchdowns to become one of the featured backs for the playoff run. Harry How/Getty Images It wasn’t until the playoff opener against Minnesota that Harris really came out, notching 100 yards combined in receiving and rushing with a touchdown to help the Packers pick up a 24-10 victory. He had another impressive game against San Francisco , but Green Bay ultimately lost, which ended its season. However, despite his successes late last season, he’s not the long-term answer at the position. That man was picked with Green Bay’s second-rounder in this year’s draftAlabama product Eddie Lacy . Lacy dazzled in Green Bay’s first scrimmagepicking up eight carries for 65 yards, per Pelissero. Hewas arguably the best back in college football last season, and star quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked up his new addition in the backfield, per Pelissero: “I think everybody’s been really impressed with Eddie and how he’s looked in pads,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “He offers something a little different a big back who’s got incredible vision.” The praise for Lacy didn’t stop there.

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Packers practice report: Longwell’s advice

13, 2013 Video: Tyler Dunne on Packers Training Camp Loading… 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 PACKERS Submit Questions The Green Bay Packers have been a member of the National Football League for 93 seasons and have won 13 world championships. They have posted a 690-530-36 record in the regular season for a glossy .565 winning percentage. In the playoffs, Green Bay is 30-18-0 for a .625 winning percentage. But what is the greatest decade in franchise history? Packer Plus rates them: 10. 1950s: 39-70-2 (.331) The “Forgettable Fifties” was a decade with the low and high coming a season apart in 1958-’59. Under lenient Ray “Scooter” McLean, the Packers finished as the league doormat with a 1-10-1 record in 1958.

Greg Jennings talks about Green Bay Packers

Crosbys problems have been described as mental, and Longwell agreed. Kicking is, Ive always said, 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental, Longwell said. I think the good Lord gave me an above average ability to swing my right leg and a really, really strong mind and faith. Thats what it takes to kick in this league. I think [Crosby and Tavecchio] need live kicks, and they need the live situation. As long as they both have the right mindset, I see it working out the way it should. Here were some other developments from Tuesdays practice: Rookie receiver Kevin Dorsey practiced for the first time since July 27, when he dropped out because of a hamstring injury. It was the first time in full pads for the seventh-round pick from Maryland, but he did not take any snaps during Clay Matthews Jersey You team (11-on-11) periods. Dorsey also missed most of the offseason workouts because of injuries and is facing an uphill battle to make the team. Theres a lot of football left, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

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