GREEN BAY — Free-agent tight end Jared Cook has not participated in the last few OTA practices for the Packers due to an injury, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday it’s not a major issue.
“We have no long-term concern with his situation,” McCarthy said, without getting into specifics. Media reports were that Cook had a minor surgery on his foot. “Talking to Dr. (Pat) McKenzie at length today about all of our players … Jared’s particular case is not a concern. He feels good about how everything went.”
The Packers have OTAs this week and then their mandatory minicamp next week to conclude the offseason program.
A big play in Monday’s practice, which was moved indoors due to weather, was on a deep throw from QB Aaron Rodgers to WR Jeff Janis. Going up one-on-one against CB Sam Shields, Janis was able to get a deflection and then catch the ball on the way down for a long TD.
“That’s a big football play whether it’s in practice or a game,” McCarthy said.
Packers.com will have more following locker room interviews.