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Notebook: Burnett hopeful to return as several players nurse hamstring injuries

10:36 PM, Sep. 30, 2013
Green Bay Packers made a long-term commitment to Morgan Burnett (42) before the season with a four-year contract extension worth roughly $25 million, banking on the safety building off back-to-back seasons with at least 100 tackles. Lukas Keapproth/Press Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers made a long-term commitment to Morgan Burnett (42) before the season with a four-year contract extension worth roughly $25 million, banking on the safety building off back-to-back seasons with at least 100 tackles. Lukas Keapproth/Press Gazette Media
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Hamstrings continued to leave the Green Bay Packers hurting in their first practice following the bye week on Monday, but they had at least one reason for optimism.

Of the five players who went into the bye week with a hamstring-related ailment, Morgan Burnett was the only one to come out fresh on the other side, a strong indication the fourth-year safety will play Sunday against Detroit.

Sporting a new buzzed haircut at the long-standing request of his mother, the only thing that mattered to the Packers was that Burnett was back in the fold after missing the first three games of the regular ...

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