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afternoon after their first practice with the team."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers’ top draft picks weigh in on first day of rookie minicampBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsThe Green Bay Packers are crazy about Rashan Gary. They must be — if they were not Justin McCray Jersey White , he would not have become the team’s first selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Gary is clearly crazy about being a Packer as well. After arriving to Green Bay on Thursday for rookie orientation camp and signing his contract, Gary had a moment where it hit him all at once that he’s actually in the NFL and a member of one of the most historic organizations in football. “I just stared at (my jersey) for like five minutes and then realized I had to catch the bus,” Gary told reporters after practice on Friday. “Wearing that gold and green, there’s something (special) about it.” Of course, Gary’s jersey will bear the number 52, which belonged to fellow pass-rusher Clay Matthews for the past nine seasons. That fact is not lost on Gary, who said that he specifically requested that number. “Five minus two equals three (and) I wore three in college,” Gary joked, but the history of the number clearly appeals to him as well. “Clay Matthews (is) a guy, I used to watch his game a lot. I’m a bigger type guy, but I love his passion for the game, man. As soon as I saw it was open Marwin Evans Jersey , I had to take it.”Gary did wear a harness on his right shoulder during practice, however, something that may be the case for him throughout his rookie season. Gary tore the labrum in that shoulder, and while the team has avoided any word on whether the injury will require surgery — either before or after the season — it is clearly something that the team is monitoring closely. Head coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that it was the Packers’ medical staff that instructed Gary to wear the harness on Friday, however, so that will likely be the case throughout offseason workouts.There will be a bit of a bond between the Packers’ first two draft picks in 2019, however. While Gary is pressuring quarterbacks, safety Darnell Savage will be roaming in the secondary trying to make plays on the football and on receivers. “He’s a good dude,” Gary said of his new teammate. “I told him don’t worry, you cover, I’m gonna make sure you get a couple interceptions.”While the players were working out on the field, LaFleur was of course leading and observing drills in practice. he even got in the mix with the quarterbacks Nick Perry Jersey White , throwing some passes to running backs. “I threw some good balls out there,” he joked in a press conference after practice. But despite some fun for him personally in that aspect, LaFleur was focused on establishing a baseline for his new players. “We want to give them a good foundation of what we’re all about,” he said. “You want to be able to integrate these guys into phase two and the drill work right away. You don’t want to slow things down for your veterans.” One of the early picks whose weekend got off to a slow start on the field, however, is third-round pick Jace Sternberger. The tight end from Texas A&M was in attendance at practice on Friday but was not participating. After much social media concern in the immediate aftermath of that news, LaFleur revealed it to be a non-issue: Sternberger was out of practice due to an illness but the team expects him to be on the field for the first time on Saturday.For Sternberger, Friday was still an exciting day though. “It’s like the first day of school,” he told the media. “First impressions are a big thing for me ... obviously I didn’t get to do anything today (on the field) with being sick, but it’s one of those things where I’m doing things off the field preparation-wise where I can still make a good impression.”The Packers will return to the field on Saturday for a closed practice to bring rookie minicamp to a close. GREEN BAY, Wis. — An emotional week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula.Packers CoverageBucks’ Wes Matthews loves Wisconsin, is a Vikings fanPreview: Packers look to slow Vikings’ revitalized run gameTop Tweets: Yelich thanks fans for support after season-ending injuryAmos sparks rebuilt Packers defense in debutPackers to be tested again by familiar foe in Zimmer Mason Crosby Jersey White , VikingsPackers’ new-look defense carries offense in season openerPackers Snap Counts: New coach LaFleur gets TEs involvedUpon Further Review: Packers at BearsPHOTOS: Packers at BearsDefense leads the way as Packers top Bears in openerThey beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and forcing two turnovers.Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football, and the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday to win their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.Aaron Jones ran for a 29-yard score in the third quarter. The defense forced two turnovers — their first takeaways in three games — and limited quarterback Matt Ryan after a game-opening touchdown drive to hand Atlanta its fifth straight loss and guarantee the Falcons a losing record for the first time since 2014.The Packers (5-7-1) regained some swagger with Philbin taking over for the fired Mike McCarthy. They’ve still got work to do to avoid a losing record, but at least Green Bay snapped a three-game losing streak.“It was an emotional week, we all know that. I feel very happy for the organization, players and staff that work so hard to make this a unique place,” Philbin said. “I told the team I was very proud to be their head coach today.”And in return, the team gave the game ball to Philbin.“I thought it was a great moment … for Joe, for our guys,” Rodgers said about the game. “We did what Joe talked about all week, about playing complementary football.”He was 21 of 32 for 196 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the left side of the end zone for a 27-7. That throw gave Rodgers 359 consecutive attempts without an interception, breaking the league record previously held by New England’s Tom Brady (358 in 2010-11).The Falcons (4-9) had trouble keeping up after their first series. When they did Nick Perry Jersey , they hurt themselves with eight defensive penalties.“It’s definitely frustrating, maddening, disbelief, all of those things when we don’t execute on those,” coach Dan Quinn said.Linebacker Deion Jones also had a couple chances to snap Rodgers’ interception streak but couldn’t hang on each time.Atlanta found some semblance of a running game that it hoped to get to open up play action. Yet the Falcons still endured a long drought after Ryan found Julio Jones for a 16-yard touchdown pass on an easy opening series.By the time Ryan and Jones connected for another score, from 12 yards with 13:34 left in the game, Atlanta was still down by 20.Their frustrating and injury-filled season was epitomized by a botched snap in the red zone in the fourth quarter. Atlanta drove to the 8 when the shotgun snap from center Alex Mack hit Mohamed Sanu’s leg while the receiver was in motion. Bashaud Breeland recovered.Ryan finished 28 of 42 for 262 yards and three scores, connecting with Justin Hardy for a 19-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left. Ryan also tossed a 22-yard interception returned for a score by Breeland in the second quarter.He was outplayed by Rodgers, who also hurt Atlanta on the ground with trademark scrambles. A scrum broke out in the second quarter after cornerback Brian Poole hit Rodgers as the quarterback slid near the end of a 21-yard run to the Atlanta 27.Pushing and shoving ensued, with Deion Jones and Packers center Corey Linsley each whistled for offsetting personal fouls. After a sack, the Packers still got a 48-yard field goal as time expired to take a 13-point halftime lead.UP NEXTFalcons: Host the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 16.Packers: Visit the Chicago Bears on Dec. 16.