Shields, Barclay and Jolly were practicing.
— Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) November 26, 2013
The big news in Green Bay on Tuesday was that quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to practice for the first time since breaking his collarbone just over three weeks ago, but the Packers got a dose of other good fortune as well.
It was a scaled-back version of practice coming off of Sunday's five-quarter game against the Minnesota Vikings, but the Packers were buoyed by the return of injured players such as cornerback Sam Shields (hamstring), defensive lineman Johnny Jolly (groin) and offensive lineman Don Barclay (knee).
The return of all three players will be welcome on several fronts.
Shields would help in going up against elite receiver Calvin Johnson. Jolly will aid a Packers run defense that was gashed by Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart on Sunday. And Barclay would be an upgrade over the struggling Marshall Newhouse.