Packers safety Morgan Burnett returns to practice
GREEN BAY — Starting safety Morgan Burnett has returned to practice for the Green Bay Packers after missing the season opener against Chicago with a calf injury.
The six-year veteran wore a sleeve around his lower left leg during practice Wednesday, when he was a limited participant.
Having Burnett back for Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks and running back Marshawn Lynch would be a boost for a defense that allowed the Bears’ Matt Forte to rush for 141 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.
The run defense took a hit when starting linebacker Sam Barrington was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday because of a foot injury.
Defensive end Datone Jones also returned to practice after serving a one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Receiver Randall Cobb (shoulder) and linebacker Jayrone Elliott (quad) were also listed as limited by the Packers.