The last remaining battle for a starting job on the Packers offense has been won. Head Coach Mike McCarthy announced after today's hot and breezy practice on Ray Nitschke Field that veteran Daryn Colledge has hung on to his starting job at left guard. Number one pick Brian Bulaga challenged Colledge for the past two weeks in camp, but Darryn's steady play and Bulaga's hip flexor injury last week led McCarthy to make the call, Colledge will start in Philadelphia on September 12. Other notes from Sunday's practice....more than a dozen players were withheld because of injury, aside from Bulaga, Al Harris and Atari Bigby, Quinn Porter, Clay Matthews, Desmond Bishop, Brad Jones, James Starks, Jarius Wynn, Chad Clifton, Cullen Jenkins, Alan Barbre and Brandon Underwood did not work out. Decisions on playing time in the final pre-season game in Kansas City on Thursday night will be made early this week. With Jenkins out, rookie Mike Neal took reps as the starting right defensive end. Frank Zombo and Brady Poppinga continued to work with the ones at outside linebacker.
Quotes from the coach and in the locker room....Mike McCarthy, Daryn Colledge and Brian Bulaga on the decision to have Colledge retain his starting job at left guard.