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Packers inactives: Four starters return

11/28/2013

DETROIT -- While quarterback Aaron Rodgers is at least another week away from returning, the Green Bay Packers got four other starters back for the Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions.

Right tackle Don Barclay, defensive tackle Johnny Jolly, linebacker Nick Perry and cornerback Sam Shields all were activated.

Barclay missed the last two games because of a knee injury.

Perry has missed four of the last five games because of foot and ankle injuries, while Shields missed the last two because of a hamstring injury. Jolly did not play in last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings because of a groin injury.

First-year linebacker Victor Aiyewa, who was promoted from the practice squad on Wednesday, also is active. He replaced running back Johnathan Franklin, who was placed on injured reserve because of a neck injury.

It’s also interesting to note that rookie defensive end Josh Boyd is active over Jerel Worthy, who made his return from the PUP list last week.

Here’s the Packers inactive list: