Bulaga takes another step in return

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers tackle Bryan Bulaga during organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field on June 10, 2015.

Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga’s injured left knee responded well enough to Wednesday’s practice that he was able to take part in Thursday’s padded session inside the Don Hutson Center.

It’s the first time Bulaga has appeared in pads since the injury occurred early in a Sept. 17 practice and a promising sign for his availability for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. The plan was for Bulaga to practice Thursday barring any setbacks. His attendance was a good sign everything went according to schedule.

The Packers haven’t had their full offensive line together since last month’s opener in Chicago. They could use Bulaga against the Rams, who are tied for second in the NFL with 17 sacks. Bulaga’s replacement, Don Barclay, struggled in Sunday’s 17-3 win over San Francisco.

Safety Morgan Burnett (calf), inside linebacker Jake Ryan (hamstring) and receiver Davante Adams (ankle) sat out of practice again, leaving their availability for Sunday's game in doubt. All three spent most of the portion of practice open to the media riding stationary bikes on the side.

Cornerback Demetri Goodson (hamstring), receivers James Jones (hamstring) and Randall Cobb (shoulder) all practiced after being limited Wednesday. Jones didn’t appear to be wearing his typical lower-body pads, though. and follow him on Twitter @WesHod.

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