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Packers banged up, rookies feel more comfortable

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Green Bay, WI (WXOW) -

The Green Bay Packers held 13 players out of practice Saturday, including Josh Boyd and David Bahktiari with knee issues. Linebacker Clay Matthews was back on the field after being held out of Thursday's preseason opener against New England.

The success of Ty Montgomery was well documented following the team's 22-11 win in Foxborough, Massachusetts, but other Packers rookies are beginning to feel more comfortable now that they have their first NFL game under their belt.

"Certain type of confidence because you know you got those first game jitters," running back John Crockett said. "Oh everybody's going to be fast, Tom Brady, you know, [Rob] Gronkowski so you know it's definitely surreal but when you finally get your feet wet a little bit, you finally just slow the game down and relax. It's just football my man."

"Definitely because that was my first game as a professional," cornerback Quinten Rollins said. "Definitely a comfort level as far as getting out there and seeing how the game's played at this level, but definitely not satisfied."

The Packers have Sunday off before practicing three more times publicly next week at Ray Nitschke Field ahead of its second preseason game against Pittsburgh.

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