GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Green Bay Packers training camp:
Those wondering whether defensive coordinator Dom Capers would go with rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and second-year pro Micah Hyde as the No. 1 safety combination probably had their curiosity piqued on Wednesday, when that pairing debuted in the team red zone period. But it quickly became apparent that it was because Morgan Burnett had dropped out of practice. Coach Mike McCarthy said it was because Burnett "tweaked" his ankle.
Cornerback Davon House continued his strong start to camp -- remember he had the strip-sack and fumble recover on Day 3 -- with a pass breakup in the end zone during the two-minute drill. On second-and-goal from the 1, Aaron Rodgers tried to throw a back-shoulder fade to Jordy Nelson, but House was there to knock it away. After practice, House revealed that he spent nearly a month prior to training camp working out in Phoenix with All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis and several other NFL defensive backs under the tutelage of noted trainer Will Sullivan. House said the biggest thing he learned from Revis was to play with confidence. "Every time I go out there, I just tell myself, 'This guy's not going to catch the ball,'" House said. "That's my mindset."
It was the first time the Packers have practiced the two-minute drill this camp, and Rodgers ended the 12-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown to tight end Brandon Bostick on fourth-and-goal with 7 seconds left. The play before, when Rodgers threw the ball away in the face of pressure from Datone Jones, Bostick ran the wrong route, so it spoke well of him that Rodgers had the confidence to go back to him in that situation. Bostick received increased playing time with the starters and had his most productive practice to date.
In other odds and ends: The Packers were back at the 90-man roster limit with the addition of receiver Gerrard Sheppard, who was claimed off waivers after being released by the Baltimore Ravens. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound Sheppard was the on Ravens practice squad last year after being signed as an undrafted rookie from Towson. … Datone Jones talked this offseason about using more power in his pass-rushers, and his bull rush worked in a one-on-one rep against practice squad tackle Aaron Adams. … Linebacker Jamari Lattimore handed tackle Bryan Bulaga his first loss in a training camp one-on-one drill since at least 2012. Lattimore beat Bulaga with a speed move to the outside. Bulaga was 6-0 last summer before his season-ending knee injury and had won his first four reps this year. … Guard T.J. Lang still did not take all the team reps with the No. 1 offensive line but increased his workload. He's battling a sore shoulder.
The list of players who did not practice was down to four after outside linebacker Mike Neal passed his physical and was activated off the physically unable to perform list. He missed the first three days because of a core muscle injury. Neal worked in full pads. Those who still have not been cleared to practice were: linebacker Nick Perry (foot, knee), receiver Jeff Janis (illness), defensive tackle Letroy Guion (hamstring) and defensive end Jerel Worthy (back). Worthy revealed that he underwent back surgery in April but said, "I will be ready for the season, I can tell you that much. This is not going to set me back."
The Packers return to the practice field at 9:20 a.m. ET (8:20 a.m. locally) on Thursday. An NFL officiating crew led by referee Ed Hochuli is expected to arrive and work practice for the next several days.