The way Davon House was moving around in pregame warm-ups Saturday night, it appeared he was going to make his exhibition season debut against the Denver Broncos.

But warm-ups were all House was cleared for in his first work since injuring his hamstring Aug. 5.

“Yeah, I kind of took today like if I was going out there and play,” House said. “That was the plan. I just haven’t practiced yet. They don’t want me to go out and play a game before I practice. I felt the same way.”

House wore pads and took part in all the half-to-three-quarter speed individual and team drills that are part of the pre-game warm-up. He didn’t say why a decision was made to use the warm-ups as his return to action, but he said things went very well and he feels ready to practice again.

“I feel good, I feel confident,” said House, who is expected to start once he’s healthy. “I want to practice.”

The Packers work only once this week as they prepare for the finale against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Traditionally, few starters play in the game and the second-stringers get most of the practice time.