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Grant back, but team plagued by injuries

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Green Bay Packers' running back Ryan Grant has returned to practice for the first time since a hurting a hamstring almost a month ago.

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Grant says his legs had no pain during Sunday's workout and he's eager to get his first pre-season action on Thursday night against Tennessee at Lambeau Field.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy says Grant's playing time will hinge on how well he does at practice this week.

"I want to get through the week of work first. It's his first day back, so we'll see how he progresses through the week," said McCarthy.

Banged up

A dozen other Packers are hurt and McCarthy has already ruled out six regulars for the exhibition finale against the Titans.

Rookie right guard Josh Sitton and receiver James Jones both suffered knee sprains in Friday's win at Denver.

Center Scott Wells is out with a strained lower back muscle that has bothered him throughout the pre-season.

On defense, safety Atari Bigby will miss the Titans' game with an ankle injury suffered Friday night.

Linebacker A.J. Hawk will miss a third straight contest with a chest injury.

McCarthy says veteran corner Charles Woodson will probably sit out for precautionary reasons and defensive tackle Ryan Pickett is questionable, after he failed conditioning tests for a second time. He hurt a hamstring before training camp began.

"He had a very good week last week. He was not able to pass the second day of testing to get out here this week. I'm hopeful he's going to be a late addition for this week and hopefully for sure next week," McCarthy said.

Safety Nick Collins practiced Sunday after suffering a neck stinger in the Broncos' game.

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