Colledge begins as starter, Clifton rests

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Colledge begins as starter, Clifton rests
Daryn Colledge started out as the starter at left guard along the offensive line as the starters from left to right were Chad Clifton, Colledge, Scott Wells, Jason Spitz and Mark Tauscher.

The only spot seemingly up for grabs on the line is at left guard where Colledge will battle Allen Barbre for the starting spot. The two rotated with the first string during offseason OTAs and minicamp. It remains to be seen whether they'll go through the same rotation during training camp.

Tony Moll also subbed in for Chad Clifton when resting during the first practice of camp. Seeing Moll at left tackle was unexpected, but resting Clifton was not.

Head coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged veterans like Clifton, Tauscher, and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila may practice only once during two-a-days.

It will be interesting to see the twists and turns the makeup of the line takes as training camp progresses. If Clifton is out for any lengthy amount of time, it is generally assumed Colledge would take over. But if not, Colledge and Barbre and even Junius Coston will duke it out for playing time at left guard.

Moll will be in the fight of his life just to make the roster. He'll be battling another left tackle, Orrin Thompson, for one of the final spots on the roster.

As for Thompson, he battled with his brother Jeremy for the first time of training camp during drills.

"Brothers Orrin and Jeremy Thompson went one-on-one in the pass blocking/pass rush drill for the first time, with older brother Orrin, the offensive lineman, appearing to win the battle," reports the Packers official website.

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