Healthier Pack Prepare for Week 9

The Green Bay Packers are sitting pretty at 4-3 and tied atop the NFC North. A few key contributors were back on the practice field Monday, but will they be ready to return in time for Sunday's showdown with the undefeated Titans? Get the Inside Slant from the NFL Experts at Scout.com.

CB Al Harris was a practice participant Monday for the first time since he suffered a lacerated spleen Sept. 21. Harris will be given all of this week to show to the coaches and the medical staff whether he's in football shape before a decision is made on whether to clear him for the game Sunday at the Tennessee Titans. …

SS Atari Bigby also was on the practice field Monday. Bigby hasn't played since suffering a hamstring injury Sept. 14. He will be evaluated throughout this week before a decision is made on whether he can get back into game action Sunday. …

DT Johnny Jolly wasn't at practice Monday. The starter has a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday in Houston on a felony drug possession charge from the summer. …

WR James Jones is practicing this week on what head coach Mike McCarthy referred to as a trial basis. Jones, the team's No. 3 wideout, hasn't fully recovered from an aggravated torn PCL in his right knee, which has sidelined him the last two games and three of the past four. …

DE Mike Montgomery practiced Monday for the first time since suffering a sprained ankle Oct. 5. Provided he doesn't have a setback this week, Montgomery should be good to play Sunday and possibly start at right end – the role he had in the game in which he was hurt. …


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DE Jason Hunter has yet to recover from a hamstring injury that has kept the backup and key special-teams performer out of the last three games. He might be ready to return to the field for practice Wednesday. …

LB Danny Lansanah suffered a strained hamstring in the team's last game, Oct. 19, against the Indianapolis Colts. The backup and special-teams contributor didn't practice Monday but could return later in the week. …

DT Justin Harrell will go through another week of practice before the team decides whether to remove him from the PUP list and add him to the 53-man roster. Harrell, the Packers' first-round draft pick in 2007, was cleared to practice after being out the mandatory first six weeks of the season because of a back injury that required two surgeries. This is the third week of a three-week evaluation process for the team to decide on Harrell's status going forward. …

CB Kennard Cox was signed to the practice squad Monday. The 6-foot, 200-pound Cox was originally a seventh-round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills this year out of Pittsburgh.

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