In addition to the previously reported return of B.J. Raji, Colt Lyerla and Jerel Worthy, there was a change in status among two other Packers players during the final week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) in Green Bay.
According to several reports from those covering the beat, tight end Brandon Bostick returned to practice while wide receiver Chris Harper dropped out for the first time this season:
It appears that @Bostick11 is back on the field. First time since his foot surgery.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) June 10, 2014
Packers OTA attendance, not practicing but present:,Rolle, Harper, Franklin, Matthews, Perry.
— Pete Dougherty (@PeteDougherty) June 10, 2014
As Demovsky noted, Tuesday marked the first time Bostick practiced since having surgery on his foot. He was placed on injured reserve late last season after playing in 11 games and catching seven passes for 120 yards a a touchdown.
With fellow tight end Jermichael Finley still unsigned, Andrew Quarless sidelined by injury and rookies such as Lyerla and Richard Rodgers still learning the offense, Bostick can benefit from being one of the most experienced players at the position available to practice.
There was no word on why Chris Harper was not practicing but it's probably safe to assume because of injury. However, it may be difficult to find out the exact extent of Harper's health situation as the organization does not discuss injuries during voluntary OTAs.
Just last week, Mike McCarthy praised the progress Harper made during the offseason, including a positive performance at practice.
It will be worth watching if Harper is able to return to practice next week during the mandatory minicamp, the final week of the team's offseason program.
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