Brandon Underwood expected to play with starters today

Brandon Underwood got back to the job of football on Tuesday and today he is expected to be running with the first team defense at the OTA that is open to the public and media.

Whether or not the young cornerback will address reporters about the sexual assault investigation in Lake Delton, Wis., remains to be seen. Until a decision is made by the district attorney, he would probably be best to remain quiet. A final determination could come by the end of the week, and Underwood’s attorney has expressed confidence his client will be cleared. Police have questioned the evidence, saying that the stories told by two women making the allegations have changed.

Underwood is expected to be running with the ones, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, because the club’s top cornerbacks Charles Woodson, Al Harris and Tramon Williams will not be in action. Harris is detailing his recovery from a gruesome knee injury for the National Football Post.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy called Underwood, a sixth-round draft pick in 2009 from Cincinnati, “a candidate for most improved player from Year 1 to Year 2 so far.” Based on the investigation and negative publicity, he’ll need to be on his game moving forward.

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