Woodson likely to start against Bills

Cornerback returns to practice; Jennings practices for second straight day

Cornerback Charles Woodson returned to practice Friday and has a good chance at starting Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Woodson missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices with a bruised left knee that he sustained in last Sunday's game against Arizona. The Packers upgraded Woodson's status on their injury report from doubtful to questionable today.

"He looked pretty good, even with limited reps. We're hopeful he'll go Sunday," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Post-practice treatment will tell us about it, but he looked like he felt fine."

As long as Woodson plays, Patrick Dendy will remain the nickel cornerback, with rookie Will Blackmon backing him up. If Woodson is unable to play, then Dendy will start and Blackmon or rookie Jarrett Bush probably will play the nickel back, according to McCarthy.

In any case, Woodson will not return punts. Shaun Bodiford, claimed off waivers last week by the Packers from the Detroit Lions, will step in for Woodson. McCarthy said Blackmon and Bodiford will return kickoffs in place of the injured Vernand Morency (back) and Noah Herron. Herron will be backing up Ahman Green at running back.

Rookie receiver Greg Jennings, who missed the last game with a sprained right ankle, practiced for the second straight day and is listed as questionable on the injury report.

McCarthy indicated that defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, who is questionable with a bruised ankle, will play. Jenkins has missed the last two games.

Fullback Brandon Miree (elbow) and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (ankle) were downgraded Friday to out and questionable, respectively. Veteran William Henderson will be back in the starting lineup for Miree.

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