Peppers misses 1st in-season Packers practice

Ryan Wood
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Julius Peppers, hands in his pockets, did something Monday for the first time since signing with the Green Bay Packers before the 2014 season.

The 35-year-old outside linebacker was held out of an in-season practice. The reason is unknown, but if Peppers appears on Monday's injury report, it will be his first time in Green Bay. Peppers has only missed two games with injury in his career: the final two of 2007 with a sprained MCL.

The Packers could be taking it lightly on the veteran. The Packers usually don't practice on Mondays. With the team playing consecutive Thursday night games, Monday was a modified Thursday practice.

Peppers was one of five Packers who did not practice with the team wearing pads inside the Don Hutson Center.  He was joined by right tackle Bryan Bulaga, right guard T.J. Lang, receiver Ty Montgomery and cornerback Demetri Goodson.

Tight end Andrew Quarless returned to practice Monday for the first time since tearing his MCL in September. Quarless, placed on temporary injured reserve, was eligible to start practicing again earlier this month before the Packers' home game against Detroit. He was eligible to play last week against the Chicago Bears.

Center Corey Linsley (ankle) and receiver Jared Abbrederis (ribs) were able to practice for the second straight day Monday.

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