It appears a day off on Tuesday was beneficial to a couple Packers players, allowing them to return to practice on Wednesday.
Returning to Practice
Outside linebacker Mike Neal, abdomen
Neal practiced for the first time since being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on the eve of training camp with the same abdominal core problem he fought through last season. As required by the NFL, Neal reportedly only wore shells while the rest of the team practiced in pads. As long as he suffers no setbacks, Neal should be back in pads in time for Saturday's annual Family Night event.
Linebacker Jamari Lattimore, illness
After missing the previous two practices with a stomach illness, Lattimore was back out on Ray Nitschke Field on Wednesday. As a four-year veteran, a couple of missed practice shouldn't have hurt Lattimore's standing on the team much, if at all, especially since it was just an illness and not injury that kept him out.
Dropping Out of Practice
Safety Morgan Burnett, ankle
Burnett began the day by taking part in practice but eventually dropped out with what head Mike McCarthy described as a "tweak." Coming days will determine the severity of Burnett's injury, but more notable for the time being is what happend at the safety position after Burnett went out. Hyde and Clinton-Dix were reportedly paired as the first-string tandem with Sean Richardson entering the mix when the Packers went to their dime defensive package with Hyde dropping down to the slot cornerback position.
T.J. Lang, shoulder
Lang would still appear to be taking part in practice on a limited basis, although it seems like he's becoming more involved with each passing day. On the first day of practice, Lang did little more than stretch and watch. On days two and three, he took part mostly in individual drills. As of Wednesday, Lang was rotating in and out of team periods, in addition to invidual drills. He may be back to full-time status soon.
Still Out (anticipated return in parentheses)
Outside linebacker Nick Perry, foot, knee (day to day)
Defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, lower back (indefinitely)
Defensive lineman Letroy Guion, hamstring (indefinitely)
Wide receiver Jeff Janis, illness (day to day)
- Like Like
- 7 points