Neither Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy or the team’s top draft pick, cornerback Damarious Randall were concerned about an ankle injury that kept him on the sidelines on Friday.
After practice on Friday, Randall didn’t say how or when he injured his ankle and didn’t know when he would be cleared to return. It’s certain that Randall won’t be on the field today, when the Packers wrap up their “Rookie Orientation” camp.
It means Randall’s first live action will come when the rookies join the veterans for Week 4 of the off-season conditioning program next week.
The Packers second round pick, Quinten Rollins, took part in all of the practice and had the lone interception during 11-on-11 drills. He picked off quarterback Brett Hundley and returned the ball for a touchdown.
Randall and Rollins met at the Senior Bowl and roomed together.
Rollins was given uniform No. 24, which is a pretty good bet that the Packers won’t be bringing back veteran defensive back Jarrett Bush. Bush wore No. 24 since 2006. But when asked about it at his press conference, coach Mike McCarthy seemed to be a little perturbed.
The Packers also have 25 players in this orientation camp on a strict tryout basis. It’s something the Packers do every season and every year the team seems to find 1 or 2 players that hang around and make the 53-man roster.