For only the second time since Week 4, it looks like the Packers will have both Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings available.
Nelson, who has missed the last three games because of a hamstring injury, returned to practice today and is expected to play on Sunday against the Vikings. Previously, he and Jennings had only played together once — Dec. 2 against Minnesota — since Jennings dropped out with his abdominal tear following the Sept. 30 game against New Orleans. And in that first game against the Vikings, Nelson was injured in the first half.
However, it wouldn’t be the injury-filled 2012 season unless there was another player hurt at that position. Fellow receiver Randall Cobb didn’t do anything during the media portion of practice, although he was in uniform and had a helmet. Cobb sprained his right ankle in Sunday’s win over the Titans.
Others who did not practice were: running back James Starks (knee), guard Josh Sitton and kicker Mason Crosby. Both Sitton and Crosby were believed to be out sick.
Safety Charles Woodson was once again taking only scout team reps, which would indicate he still hasn’t been cleared to return from his broken collarbone.
In addition to Nelson, others who returned to practice were: running back Alex Green (concussion), cornerback Davon House (shoulder), tight end Tom Crabtree (hamstring), defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee) and defensive end Jerel Worthy (hamstring).