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Bigby Could Return This Week

Atari Bigby

With Peprah's recent play, the Packers could use Bigby.

Green Bay Packers safety Atari Bigby, who’s spent more time standing around on the sideline this season than he has on the field, could return from his latest injury as early as this week.

Bigby took part in a limited portion of practice on Thursday and passed a running test before practice, which is the surest sign yet he’s close to returning.

“Atari is making a lot of progress,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “He looked good, particularly in the opponent scout reps that he was taking. It will be encouraging to see how he feels in the morning when he goes through the doctor’s evaluation.”

Bigby’s return could be a boost for the Packers’ secondary. After playing well for much of the season, the current starter at strong safety, Charlie Peprah, seems to have taken a step backward.

Whether the Packers are cautious with Bigby remains to be seen. The team travels to New England next week to face the Patriots in a much tougher game than this week’s contest at Detroit.


Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. ay hombre December 10, 2010

    Peprah has taken a step back? I would disagree. All our D-backs…except maybe Tramon have been smoked on occasion and I think Peprah started a little slow but has come on. He did misplay one last week, but not since the Washington game has he stood out like a turd in a punchbowl.

    I would stick with him over Bigby as we know what we have with him.

  2. jeremy December 10, 2010

    Bigby on special teams is a plus over what has been out there.

  3. bill December 10, 2010

    SO what!!!!!

  4. bill December 10, 2010

    He is mediocre at best and should not start in this league


    SO what!!!!!