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For the first time since the Green Bay Packers' first bye week, T.J. Lang no longer appeared on the injury report this week.

The right guard had been limited in practice since spraining his ankle against New Orleans on Oct. 26 before returning to full capacity this week. One sign of his improvement came three weeks ago when he rejoined the field-goal protection unit.

"This bye week definitely helped out a lot, but really the last two games of the regular season I noticed that it wasn't really hindering me as much as I thought it would," Lang said. "It's been feeling pretty good. I don't know if it's 100 percent, but it's pretty darn close. It's good to see my name finally off the injury report."

All 53 players on the active roster practiced Thursday. Safety Sean Richardson (knee), defensive lineman Josh Boyd (knee), cornerback Davon House (shoulder) and guard Josh Sitton (toe) were limited. Tight end Brandon Bostick also returned to full participation after sitting out Wednesday with an illness.

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