Green Bay is welcoming an important defender back into the club -- and he's bringing his own club to the party.
Linebacker Nick Perry (hand) has returned to Packers practice after undergoing surgery on his injured hand. The team tweeted a photo of Perry at practice with a cast that has been wrapped many, many times to form a traditional club.
With Perry sitting out, linebacker Ahmad Brooks saw an increased role in Green Bay's overtime win over Cincinnati, playing 31 defensive snaps and recording two tackles and one sack.
Murphy is the only Packers offensive tackle to start the first three games of the season, playing a team-high 219 plays over the three tilts. Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga (ankle) returned in Week 3 after missing the first two games of the season, and was limited in practice on Tuesday. Starting left tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring) has been out since going down in Week 1, but was limited on Tuesday.
Defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip) was also limited on Tuesday, while safety Kentrell Brice (groin) improved from limited to full, and cornerback Davon House (quadriceps) did not participate, per the team's injury report.
Other injuries we are tracking Tuesday:
- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he's optimistic linebacker T.J. Watt can play Sunday after missing the Week 3 tilt.
- Cardinals GM Steve Keim said on local radio that left guard Alex Boone suffered a pectoral strain in last night's loss to the Cowboys. Boone will undergo an MRI, but Keim said the hope is that the guard is OK. Keim added there is also hope offensive linemen D.J. Humphries (knee) and Mike Iupati (triceps) could return this week.
- Chicago Bears safety Quintin Demps (forearm) and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) did not practice on Tuesday. Center Hroniss Grasu (hand) and guard Josh Sitton (ribs) were limited.