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Carlton Brewster caught 37 passes in NFL-E.
Carlton Brewster caught 37 passes in NFL-E.

Posted Jun 25, 2007

Brewster has productive spring; Harrell good to go; Family Night sells out

Receiver Carlton Brewster returned to Green Bay after a productive season in NFL Europa.

Brewster, a starter for Berlin, was second in the league with 548 receiving yards and tied for third with 37 receptions in 10 games.

The Packers acquired Brewster in a trade with Cleveland late in the preseason last year. After being cut before the start of the regular season, Brewster re-signed with Green Bay in October and spent the rest of the season on the practice squad.

Harrell gets green light
Defensive tackle Justin Harrell is expected to have the green light for a full practice when training camp opens July 28.

Harrell, the team's first-round draft pick this year, was limited to individual drills during the May minicamps and subsequent organized team activities. The medical staff erred on the side of caution with Harrell, who suffered a ruptured biceps tendon early last season at Tennessee.

Defensive end Aaron Kampman (knee) and safety Marviel Underwood (knee) also should be ready for the start of training camp after being held out of offseason workouts.

Family Night sells out
Tickets for the intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 4 at Lambeau Field sold out within four days after they went on sale June 16.

The family-oriented event, which has a ticket price of only $8 and features fireworks after the scrimmage, has been a sellout four times in the seven years it's been held since 1999.

Quote to note
"I just go into it with a mindset of whatever he has us doing, I do it. I don't care. If he's going to kill us, he kills us. If he doesn't, he doesn't. It's his decision; he's going to make that accordingly. Whatever the schedule says, I don't know if that's how it's going to be. I'm not going to set myself for any false expectations. I'm not even preparing to have any Wednesdays off. I'm preparing to go every day, as long as he wants us to go, and when he wants to stop, he'll tell us to stop."
-- Linebacker Brady Poppinga on head coach Mike McCarthy's training-camp schedule, which calls for no practice on most Wednesdays.

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