Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had some good news and some bad news when he addressed the media on the first day of training camp.
We’ll start with the bad news. Fourth-round draft pick Vince Biegel has been placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. He suffered an ankle injury during Packers rookie minicamp. He missed all of OTAs and all mandatory minicamp activities with this injury.
Biegel’s injury certainly is disappointing, considering that the Packers coaching staff is so high on the 24-year-old rookie.
Along with Biegel, third-year defensive back Demetri Goodson is on the PUP list. He is still recovering from an ACL tear, and not participating in Packers training camp activities.
However, McCarthy is confident Biegel will get back in action sooner rather than later.
McCarthy also praised the work ethic of both the injured players.
“Both of those guys have been here every day that I’ve been here. They’re making progress,” McCarthy said, via Packers.com, in reference to Goodson and Biegel.
Goodson still being on the PUP list at the start of the season could actually be a positive for the Packers. This means that they will have an “extra spot” on their 53-man roster. Since he would be on the roster if healthy, someone will take his place for the beginning of the season.
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