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Badgers WR Cephus takes leave as charges loom

Quintez Cephus, a starting wide receiver who finished second on the team with 501 receiving yards in 2017, announced Saturday that he's taking a leave of absence in anticipation of being charged for an incident that took place in April.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have a new running back on the roster. Details here:

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The Packers use the "man hands" drill to strengthen their receivers' hands.

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Test showed Justin McCray sustained only a calf contusion, a source said. That's good news for the odds-on favorite to be the Packers opening day starting right guard.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

How can you tell if Reggie Gilbert's 2.5 sacks last night could translate to the regular season or it was just a preseason fluke? "He was playing against their No. 1 group, and I thought he did some good things against the Steelers," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

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Packers WR Jake Kumerow avoided a serious shoulder injury. It's a sprained SC joint that should heal relatively quickly, per a source.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Some mild concern here: Packers WR Jake Kumerow is undergoing tests today on his shoulder. This would seemingly be the only thing that could get in the way of him and a spot on the 53.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie Gilbert's productivity Thursday night against the Steelers was remarkable for a 29-snap stint: 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble. He also was on the field for 11 special teams plays. Here's the full snap count on defense from the Packers' 51-34 exhibition win.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers TEs were as productive as ever in Thursday's preseason game vs. Pittsburgh. They combined for nine catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns. It broke down like this: Robert Tonyan (3 catches for 20 yards and a TD), Lance Kendricks (2 for 28 yards), Emanuel Byrd (2 for 27 yards), Marcedes Lewis (1 for 23 yards) and Jimmy Graham (1 for 8 yards and a TD). All but Graham played at least 17 snaps. Here's the full snap count on offense from the Packers' 51-34 exhibition win.

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Neither Jamaal Williams (ankle) and Justin McCray (calf) could say definitively whether they would've been able to return if it were a regular-season game but neither was concerned that the injuries would be long-term issues.

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