Hayward returns to practice

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Casey Hayward was back on the field during the portion of Green Bay Packers' practice open to the media on Thursday.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward (29) during training camp last month.

The third-year cornerback was limited to only 12 special-teams snaps in last Sunday's 31-24 win over the New York Jets because of tightness in his hamstring, though defensive coordinator Dom Capers said the game plan called for Davon House to play more in the nickel subpackage.

Hayward, who was limited to three games last season with recurring hamstring issues, didn't practice on Wednesday because of what coach Mike McCarthy termed a "glute strain."

The only two players to sit out of Thursday's practice were inside linebacker Brad Jones (quadriceps) and outside linebacker Andy Mulumba (torn anterior cruciate ligament), who likely will be placed on injured reserve in time for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga seemed to be moving around well in practice after spraining a medial collateral ligament in the Packers' regular-season opener against Seattle. He practiced on Wednesday and Thursday last week, but sat out against the Jets.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy was scheduled to meet with the media at approximately 2 p.m.

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