Jolly's comeback with Packers on hold

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Contrary to a message he put out last week, veteran defensive tackle Johnny Jolly has not rejoined the Packers.
The Green Bay Packers had to go inside because of rain as they held the second open workout of their organized team activities on Tuesday. But Jolly was not there.
Jolly's attempted comeback is still on hold after being out of football the last three seasons following a drug-related suspension. NFL vommissioner Roger Goodell lifted the indefinite suspension in early March.
"Johnny Jolly is not here," coach Mike McCarthy said after Tuesday's workout. "I'll comment on Jolly and his situation when he's back part of the football team. He's still going through the process."
Jolly tweeted May 21 that he would be back in Green Bay on Tuesday.
On May 22, Jolly was back in a courtroom in his hometown of Houston to receive good news. Harris County (Texas) District Court Judge Denise Bradley presented Jolly a diploma for completing a court-ordered drug treatment program.
McCarthy is looking forward to having Jolly, 30, back with the team but didn't give any indication on how soon that would happen. The team renegotiated the year Jolly still had left on his contract at the time the league suspended him in summer 2010 to a veteran's minimum of $710,000 after he was reinstated.
"I think our society is built on second chances," McCarthy said Tuesday. "I think how many times you look through the history of successful individuals, there are many times it wouldn't have happened had an individual not been given a second chance. I'm proud of Johnny Jolly, but he still has a lot in front of him.
"Trust me, when he walks in here, we'll talk about it."
The Packers are in the second week of their OTAs.
Fourth-year cornerback Sam Shields continued to be a no-show for the voluntary workouts. Shields hasn't signed his one-year, $2.02 million tender offer from the team as a restricted free agent.
Green Bay will hold its mandatory minicamp on June 4-6 before wrapping up OTAs the following week.

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