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  • January 12, 2018 7:28 PM PST

    GREEN BAY, Wis. Adidas Erik Karlsson Jersey . -- The Green Bay Packers wait on reinstated defensive end Johnny Jolly, believing he deserves a second chance after a three-year suspension for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy. And while coach Mike McCarthy has refused to discuss whats keeping Jolly from reporting to the teams organized team activities, McCarthy said after Tuesdays OTA that everyone - including Jolly - deserves a shot at redemption. "I think our society is built on second chances. Think how many times you look through the history of successful individuals that probably or maybe wouldnt have happened without a second chance," McCarthy said after the Packers returned to work for their second week of OTAs after players had the Memorial Day weekend off. "Every case is different. Theres no absolute right way and wrong way when you evaluate every situation. Im glad to see Johnny Jolly going through the process that hes going through. Very proud of where he is to this point but he still has a lot in front of him." Jolly was one of the Packers best defensive linemen before multiple arrests for possession of codeine earned him a six-year prison sentence he began serving in November 2011. However, after just six months in jail, Jolly was released and put on "shock probation" for the next decade. He was suspended indefinitely by the NFL before the 2010 season, in which the Packers won the Super Bowl. Exactly whats keeping Jolly away from the Packers off-season program is unclear. McCarthy wont say. Jollys agent, Jack Bechta, did not respond to an email Tuesday. Jolly has not responded to multiple attempts to contact him through social media. All McCarthy has said repeatedly that Jolly is going through "the process." Jolly had signed a one-year, $2.521 million free-agent tender in 2010, and his contract was suspended at the time of his league suspension. Upon his reinstatement in March by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after missing the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons, Jolly agreed to a restructured contract that will pay him the veteran minimum of $715,000 if he makes the team. Last week, Jolly graduated from his court-ordered drug-rehabilitation program in Houston. In the audience for Jollys graduation Wednesday were Packers director of player programs Rob Davis and personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith. Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac has been keeping in touch with Jolly as much as he could under NFL rules since the suspension was handed down. "Not so much ever thinking hed ever come back here. That was not my intent of it," Trgovac said Tuesday. "Johnnys such a good guy, and sometimes good guys get in a bad way, and I just care about him as a person. Thats why I stayed in contact with him as much as I was allowed to. "There were times when I wasnt actually allowed to contact him based on the rules, him being (suspended). I was in contact with his mother and stuff like that. If I broke a rule, I didnt try to. I tried to stay within all the rules. But I just care about him as a person." The bigger question, though, is what the 6-foot 3, 310-pound Jolly has left as a player. He appeared to be a perfect fit for defensive co-ordinator Dom Capers 3-4 defence in the lone year he got to play in the system, starting all 16 games in 2009 and finishing with 24 tackles, one sack and 10 passes defended. In total, Jolly started 39 games for Green Bay after being drafted in the sixth round in 2006 out of Texas A&M. "Its hard to say until you see a guy out there working with the other guys," Capers said. "Weve got a group of guys that have been working awful hard. Its hard to get yourself ready to play this game unless youre out there on the field going through the drill work and all that. I dont care how much you work on your own, its different. Well just have to wait and see with Johnny." The odds are against the 30-year-old Jolly, one of 11 defensive linemen on the roster, including first-round draft pick Datone Jones. The Packers have taken four defensive linemen in the past two drafts. Trgovac said he has seen Jolly in person several times since his reinstatement but isnt sure what kind of shape hes in. "He was here a few times, but I have not seen him move around or on the field or anything like that. So I dont know anything in that regard," Trgovac said. "It doesnt look like he blew up, if thats what youre asking." As for Jollys skill level and how much rust could build up during such a long layoff, Trgovac suggested it may not be a big issue. "Defensive line is not the hardest position to learn. I dont want to say were dummies, but its not like playing (defensive back) where the coverages will change," Trgovac said. "(The hardest thing) is probably just your timing. Whether the guy can maintain his quickness and stuff like that. But with him being laid off, I really dont have any idea. Im kind of excited for him to be here." NOTES: Not participating in practice Tuesday were RB DuJuan Harris (unknown), S Sean Richardson (neck), CB Davon House (shoulder), CB Sam Shields (unsigned), OLB Dezman Moses (unknown), ILB Desmond Bishop (hamstring), rookie OL JC Tretter (ankle), OT Derek Sherrod (leg), DT Ryan Pickett (unknown), DE Jerel Worthy (knee), and rookie WRs Kevin Dorsey (unknown) and Charles Johnson (unknown). McCarthy wont discuss injuries keeping players out of action. . The Packers signed safety David Fulton, a 6-0, 196-pound undrafted rookie out of Chowan University (N.C.). Fulton made 39 tackles, five tackles for loss, a team-high four interceptions, a sack and a forced fumble as a senior in 2012. Cheap Adidas Senators Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Senators Jerseys Authentic ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. TURIN, Italy -- Spain appeared to have started its new era better than Italy but the Azzurri maintained their unbeaten home record in World Cup qualifiers with a 1-1 draw in Turin on Thursday.Vitolo looked to have helpedSpain lost to Italy in the round of 16 at the European Championship, and was set for a measure of revenge when Vitolo scored in the 55th minute following a rare mistake from veteran Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.But Daniele De Rossi converted a penalty with eight minutes remaining after Eder was tripped by Sergio Ramos, and preserved his teams formidable home record. Italy has won 43 World Cup qualifiers, drawing the other seven.Spain and Italy are level on points in Group G after winning their opening qualifiers. Only the top team qualifies for the 2018 World Cup in Russia automatically.This was the first real test for both sides after changing coaches after Euro 2016.The 2-0 defeat to Italy marked the end of Vicente del Bosques long and successful stint as Spains manager, with Julen Lopetegui tasked with rejuvenating a team that won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 and 2012 Euros.Gian Piero Ventura replaced Antonio Conte, who left for Chelsea after Italys quarterfinal exit to Germany.Under Lopetegui, Spain beat Belgium 2-0 in a friendly, and crushed Lichtenstein 8-0.Ventura began his time in charge with a 3-1 defeat to France before winning his first competitive match by the same scoreline, in Israel.Italy was without a crucial member of its Juventus trio of defenders as Giorgio Chiellini, who scored the opening goal in Paris, was suspended following his red card against Israel. Cheap Ottawa Senators Jerseys. Alessio Romagnoli took up his place alongside Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli, and Italys altered defense did well to withstand the Spanish onslaught as the Azzurri spent the majority of the first period entrenched in its own half.Gerard Pique twice went close to breaking the deadlock but his header was deflected wide in the 19th. The defender had an even better opportunity six minutes later when Sergio Ramos nodded Dani Carvajals cross back across goal but headed straight at Buffon.Spains pressure paid off when Vitolo sprung the offside trap and Buffon rushed out to clear but completely missed the ball, allowing Vitolo to deposit into the empty net.That sparked Italy back to life, and Graziano Pelled headed Mattia De Sciglios cross wide of the left post.Italy got back on level terms when Ramos tripped Eder and referee Filx Brych pointed to the spot. De Rossi coolly slotted into the bottom left corner.ALSO IN GROUP GAlbania moved to the top after winning in Lichtenstein 2-0 to maintain its perfect start to its qualifying campaign.Goalkeeper Peter Jehle turned into his own net, and Bekim Balaj, who also netted the winner against Macedonia, scored in the 71st.Israel moved into fourth with a 2-1 victory in Macedonia.Tomer Hemed and Tal Ben Haim scored in the first half for Israel but Ilija Nestorovski got Macedonia back into the match shortly after the hour.Israel defender Eitan Tibi was sent off in stoppage time. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '