Packers safety Morgan Burnett returns to practice

Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett missed the season opener with a calf injury.

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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.