Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/29/13
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The feel-good portion of the Johnny Jolly story ended Sunday when they put the pads on for the first time at Ray Nitschke Field. Jolly has returned to the Green Bay Packers attempting to resurrect his life and his career after three years of suspension imprisonment and drug rehabilitation. Just as Jolly did June 4 after the initial practice back with his old team he was cordial and remorseful speaking with reporters in front of the same locker that was last his during the 2009 season. Jolly had just completed his first workout in pads against National Football League offensive linemen since the wild-card playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals in January 2010. "It was great" said Jolly. "I haven't had contact in three years. Man it's just a blessing." Packers President Mark Murphy general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy placed the organization at some risk by inviting Jolly back. The financial risk — $715000 minimum salary ($383000 if he winds up on injured reserve)...
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