Morency making strides at No. 1 back for Pack
Vernand Morency is still the Green Bay Packers' leading candidate at running back after this weekend's mini-camp.
Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said Morency is elusive with good feet and he's getting to be as physical as Ahman Green, who left for Houston during the off-season.
Morency said he was glad quarterback Brett Favre showed up at camp. He said Favre helped him fix a problem with one of his plays that would not have gotten addressed had the veteran quarterback stayed away.
The Packers acquired Morency almost a year ago in a trade that sent Samkon Gado to the Texans.
Coach Mike McCarthy insists that nobody won or lost jobs during the mini-camp and those spots will be determined come August.
Hold-overs Noah Herron and P.J. Pope also took snaps at running back over the weekend, but three other candidates could not practice.
Arliss Beach and seventh-round draft pick DeShawn Wynn sat out with injuries.
The NFL ordered second-round pick Brandon Jackson to attend a photo session for the football card companies and a seminar on endorsement deals.
Meanwhile, second-year corner Will Blackmon had a solid mini-camp after missing almost all of last season with a broken foot and rib injuries.