Found December 28, 2011 on
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By CHRIS JENKINS
AP Sports Writer
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Ryan Pickett understands why the Green Bay Packers kept him off the field for two weeks. That didn't make the waiting any easier.
Pickett returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since he sustained a concussion in the Packers' Dec. 11 victory over the Oakland Raiders -- his second concussion this season.
Pickett had a less severe concussion during a practice in October, and having two concussions so close together meant he had to sit out longer. Pickett was itching to return right away, but acknowledged that the team did the right thing holding him out.
"You appreciate it, looking out for your long-term health, things like that," Pickett said. "And I probably wasn't ready, the past couple weeks I just wasn't there. But I feel great."
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