Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler (85) makes a leaping catch in front of Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) in the second quarter during a game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
The two most important Green Bay Packers who returned to practice Tuesday, after Aaron Rodgers of course, were cornerback Sam Shields and tackle Don Barclay, both of whom sat out the two previous games injured.
If healthy enough to face the Detroit Lions on Thursday, both would play a significant role: Shields to match up with arguably the best receiver in the NFL in Calvin Johnson, and Barclay to solidify an offensive line that will try to protect either a rusty Rodgers or a backup quarterback.
Shields, who sustained a hamstring injury two weeks ago during practice, was a full participant ...