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- Running back Ryan Grant returned to practice for the Green Bay Packers last night, after getting a concussion in last Saturday’s exhibition opener.
GREEN BAY - Running back Ryan Grant returned to practice for the Green Bay Packers last night, after getting a concussion in last Saturday’s exhibition opener.
The NFL’s new policy on concussions requires a doctor’s approval to return, which Grant received earlier in the day. Also, defensive lineman Justin Harrell is having more tightness in his back. He sat out yesterday’s workouts.
Meanwhile, the Packers said they considered bringing in veteran running back Brian Westbrook – but they decided against it due to his history with concussions. Westbrook was waived by Philadelphia in February after eight seasons, and he signed with San Francisco earlier this week.
The Packers are off today, after having a pair of training camp practices yesterday. Will Blackmon returned as the number-one punt returner, after being out since August fifth with soreness in his surgically-rebuilt left knee. Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy said Blackmon looked excellent with his kick returns at practice. But he’s not sure yet if he’ll will play in the Packers’ next exhibition game on Saturday night at Seattle. Blackmon is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season on September 12th at Philadelphia.