Barclay, Shields and Perry return to lineup for Packers


Aaron Rodgers is still out for the Packers, but they are getting three other players back in the lineup for their Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions.

Right tackle Don Barclay, cornerback Sam Shields and linebacker Nick Perry are all active for the Pack for the first time since suffering injuries against the Eagles in Week 10. That can’t make up for Rodgers, obviously, but it does give the Packers at bit more at their disposal as they try to halt a four-game winless streak.

Defensive lineman Johnny Jolly is also active for Green Bay. He missed last week’s tie with the Vikings because of a groin injury. Wide receiver Chris Harper, linebacker Nate Palmer, linebacker Jamari Lattimore, tight end Brandon Bostick, defensive lineman C.J. Wilson and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy join Rodgers on the inactive list.

As expected, cornerback Chris Houston is out with a foot injury for the home team. Wide receiver/kick returner Micheal Spurlock, quarterback Kellen Moore, running back Mikel Leshoure, guard Leroy Harris, guard Rodney Austin and tackle Corey Hilliard will also be watching the game before digging into turkey.