#Packers getting healthier: Starks, B. Jones, Bush back. J.Jones, Finley, Matthews, Perry, R. Taylor not practicing. No Worthy or Rich. yet
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 23, 2013
For a team that couldn’t even field a full 46-man game day roster this past Sunday against the Cleveland Browns when Jarrett Bush suited up but didn’t play, the Green Bay Packers received some welcome news on Wednesday.
In their first day of on-field preparations for the Minnesota Vikings this upcoming weekend, linebacker Brad Jones and cornerback Jarrett Bush were able to return from hamstring injuries, while running back James Starks returned from a bum knee.
Simply practicing doesn’t guarantee anyone will play on Sunday, but it’s a step in the right direction with so many other players out injured.
The Packers remain thin on A-caliber receiving targets for quarterback Aaron Rodgers with Jermichael Finley, James Jones and Randall Cobb all out.
James Jones has yet to be ruled out for the Week 8 Vikings game, but with Mike McCarthy saying he’ll be out two to three weeks, his prospects aren’t encouraging.
It’s possible and perhaps likely that the Packers will be down to Jordy Nelson and an inexperienced cast catching passes from Rodgers in Minnesota.
The status of players on the PUP list also remained status quo with Derek Sherrod practicing, but Jerel Worthy, Sean Richardson and J.C. Tretter all still sidelined.