Packers Return To Field For OTAs



With a dozen days of on-field organized team activities (OTAs) set to begin Tuesday and continue over the next four weeks, the Green Bay Packers had their physicals on Monday, with several injured players evaluated to determine their availability to practice.

Three players -- defensive tackles Justin Harrell (back) and Johnny Jolly (shoulder), along with cornerback Will Blackmon (foot) -- are not scheduled to participate in any portion of the OTAs, but all three should be cleared for the start of training camp.

Six other players -- defensive tackles Daniel Muir (pectoral muscle) and Colin Cole (forearm), linebacker Abdul Hodge (knees), fullback John Kuhn (groin), offensive lineman Cameron Stephenson (calf) and tight end Tory Humphrey (ankle) -- will not participate initially in OTAs but are being evaluated on a week-to-week basis and could return to the field before OTAs conclude.

Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) may miss the first days of on-field work, but otherwise is expected to participate.

Among other players who ended last season on injured reserve, running backs Noah Herron (knee), DeShawn Wynn (shoulder) and Ryan Powdrell (knee), along with offensive lineman Junius Coston (calf) and safety Tyrone Culver (shoulder), have been cleared to participate in OTAs.

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