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Packers DT Mike Daniels returns to Monday’s practice after dropping out earlier

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The Packers’ star defensive tackle left Monday’s practice with an apparent leg injury.

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Though the arrival of NFL training camp creates a league-wide feeling of optimism, it also brings about injuries. On Monday, Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels dropped out of practice due to an apparent issue with his left leg, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

Daniels, one of the pillars of the Green Bay defense, has dealt with lower body issues in the recent past. A hip injury cost him multiple games in 2017 and limited him in several others. The Packers plan for Daniels to take on a bigger role under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. The severity of Daniels’ injury remains unclear.

Monday also saw another member of the Packers defense leave with an injury. Safety Kentrell Brice, who has spent much of training camp running with the No. 1 unit, departed practice on the medical cart with an apparent leg injury of his own, according to Demovsky.

An update on Daniels’ and Brice’s injuries will likely come no later than head coach Mike McCarthy’s next press conference.

UPDATE: Daniels has returned to practice with his helmet, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Pete Dougherty.