Ahman Green, Brett Favre, Al Harris, Robert Ferguson and Marco Rivera were among a long list players who sat out a practice or two in the weeks leading up to the bye, then came back rested and ready this week.
The only player still held out of practice was safety Darren Sharper. He suffered a sprained knee in Green Bay's win over Dallas Oct. 24 and the injury is still keeping him out of practice. He may be able to play against Minnesota Sunday at Lambeau Field. Coach Mike Sherman said Sharper would be evaluated throughout the week.
"We'll just take it one day at a time as we normally would with an injury like his and make a decision later in the week, probably by Friday, on how available he'll be for us," Sherman said.
"He appears - in my conversation with him - to be very confident that he'll be available, but along the same lines I have to be smart about it, and we will," Sherman said.