GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) - Green Bay Packers’ inside linebacker Desmond Bishop hurt one of his calves while training recently, and that’s why he didn’t pass his physical on Wednesday. Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy said the team will be very cautious with Bishop, especially after he had problems with both his calves a year ago. The coach updated reporters on Bishop’s situation after the Packers held their first practice of training camp this morning. McCarthy said the team had a crisp practice for its debut – and he didn’t catch anyone terribly out of shape. Also, McCarthy said the quarterbacks handled the ball better than normal for a first camp practice – and he didn’t see anyone fumble. Meanwhile, the Packers confirm they’ll go with younger players to replace safety Charlie Peprah, who was cut Wednesday. McCarthy said the Packers went over all their options after Peprah met with doctors following his off-season knee surgery. The coach said there would be a lot of competition for the job. Second-year pro M-D Jennings is among the candidates. McCarthy said Jennings had a strong off-season, and he showed good fundamentals. The coach also said he’s excited about the development so far of first-round outside linebacker Darren Perry.
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