#Packers practice: Sitton, Finley are out; Burnett (hamstring) and Perry (stinger) are practicing.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) September 11, 2013
It figured that safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Nick Perry practiced on Wednesday as the Packers returned got back in action for the first time since Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.
Burnett practiced last week despite being withheld from the Niners game, and for Perry, while stingers shouldn’t be taken lightly, it’s not often that they’re serious.
The surprises, however, were seeing two starters from the Packers offense not out on the field.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, both tight end Jermichael Finley and guard Josh Sitton were present at practice, perhaps lending to the notion that it won’t be long until they return.
It was also reported that for the time being, Don Barclay has shifted to Sitton’s open spot at right guard while Marshall Newhouse is getting reps at right tackle.
Whether that will stay the same throughout the week remains to be seen. Other options at guard are Greg Van Roten and rookie Lane Taylor.
Cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring) remains out.
Head coach Mike McCarthy will give an update at approximately 1:10 p.m. CT during his press conference.
UPDATE at 1:50 p.m.: Finley has a toe injury and Sitton has a back injury. They’ll continue to be monitored throughout the week.
Hayward has already been officially ruled out of the upcoming Washington game.