Damarious Randall remained sidelined since absorbing a blow to the head during the Green Bay Packers' preseason opener. That changed Tuesday when the third-year cornerback returned to the practice, signaling that he has cleared the concussion protocol.
The NFL's concussion protocol prevents players from participating in padded practices until they have cleared. The Packers wore their full pads during Tuesday's session, meaning that Randall must have received clearance after nearly two weeks in the protocol.
Randall returns to a secondary that still awaits the return of presumed starter Davon House. The unit has also seen Josh Hawkins rise after a spectacular performance during the Packers' second preseason game. The depth chart for Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos remains somewhat unclear, but Randall seems likely to receive extensive work with the No. 1 defense.
Green Bay saw other injured players participate to practice Tuesday as well. Most notably, lead running back Ty Montgomery returned after missing last weekend's preseason tilt at Washington.