B.J. Raji, Nick Perry practice Wednesday
With rain dampening the Green Bay Packers’ practice fields Wednesday afternoon, the team moved practice inside the Don Hutson Center.
The Packers’ defense continued to look as healthy as it’s been in weeks. Safety Morgan Burnett (calf) was able to practice as he prepares for his return Sunday at the Denver Broncos. So were defensive tackle B.J. Raji (groin) and outside linebacker Nick Perry (shoulder).
It is unknown whether Raji and Perry will be able to play Sunday, but their participating Wednesday after practicing 48 hours earlier was a positive sign.
Receiver Davante Adams also was able to practice. Adams, like Burnett, is expected to return to the field Sunday night.
Receiver Ty Montgomery (ankle) and running back James Starks (unspecified) were unable to practice for the second time this week. Starks was injured in the Packers’ win against the San Diego Chargers last week, when he rushed for 112 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he was aware of Starks’ injury after the game, but it wasn’t until a few days later during the team’s bye week that he realized the severity.
“A lot of guys come out of the game with things,” McCarthy said Wednesday morning. “It's not James in particular. When you have a bye week, on Monday with the schedule is what theirs was, I think they're all feeling pretty good. But you do have things that show up a day or two later.
“Frankly, I was here every day during the bye week, and so was James. He's been working on this all week."
The good news for Packers running backs is McCarthy expects the rest over his team’s bye allowed running back Eddie Lacy to move past an ankle injury that’s been limiting him over the past month. Lacy has 260 yards with one touchdown through six games, and he hasn’t hit the 100-yard mark in a game this season.
He sprained his ankle during the Packers’ second game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks.
“He looks good,” McCarthy said. “Just watching him work out and watching his work Monday, particularly in the individual stuff, that’s where you try to really stress each position. So I don’t think the injury is affecting him anymore.”