Camp Report: Week One

We aren't very far into the Green Bay Packers 2012 training camp, and as expected, fans are left with more questions than answers. The first week was filled with energetic players, two days in full pads, a couple minor injuries, breakout performers and a rare day off on Sunday. Every NFL team has officially started training camp, which means the rookies are ready to prove their worth and veterans show their experience. Here are some of the top stories from the first week of camp:

Donald Driver Hangs On

A quick glance on the field reveals some of the best players in the NFL. Quarterback Aaron Rodger is the reigning MVP. Linebacker Clay Matthews is one of the league's top pass-rushers and defensive back Charles Woodson is a future Hall of Famer. It took only a few minutes, however, to realize that receiver Donald Driver is the fan favorite here at Packers training camp. Whether it was his victory in "Dancing With the Stars," his decision to accept a pay cut to remain with the franchise or the phenomenal condition he reported to camp in, Driver elicits a roar for every step he takes downfield. Read the full story here.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley returns to practice after 'mild' concussion

TE Jermichael Finley practiced for the first time in pads Tuesday since suffering a concussion last week. Coach McCarthy, though, isn’t concerned about his starting TE. McCarthy: “Jermichael is such a playmaker. It is an installation phase of training camp; a lot of new plays today. I thought he did fine." Read the full story here.

Shake-up in secondary starts with Woodson

On the other side of the field, Charles Woodson is someone the Packers have always relied on to make big plays. The closer Woodson is to the ball, the more effective he is. The coaching staff has strategically moved Woodson from cornerback to safety to give them more freedom to move him around as they see fit. Read the full story here.

 

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