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Packers' offensive line looks for fast start

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When the Green Bay Packers' first team offense trots onto Ray Nitschke Field Thursday morning for the first practice of training camp, it will look identical to the one that trotted off the field in Seattle in the season-finale last January.

Everyone is back for league MVP Aaron Rodgers, but perhaps none at a position greater than those held by the offensive linemen. Rodgers was sacked the fewest times in his career in the 2014-15 season, while the starting five paved the way for another 1,100-yard season for running back Eddie Lacy.

It's not just the starting five who return though, the top four reserves from a year ago are also back.

As good as the offensive line was a season ago, head coach Mike McCarthy expects the group to be better this season, as does everyone else.

"Complacency cannot sell it, and I think - in fact, I know, not I think, this group is not going to allow that to happen," Packers offensive line coach James Campen said. "You can see the strides in being more fundamentally sound, finishing better, pushing the envelope as far as getting up to the line and moving people quicker. I think that this group has done a great job with not being complacent, not accepting the fact that things were pretty good from midseason on. Everybody's goal is start out faster, and they want to start out faster."

The Packers open training camp Thursday morning at 8:20 a.m. A full practice schedule can be found here.

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