Madison returns to Packers camp

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- Guard Cole Madison is back with the Packers.

He has reported to the Packers offseason conditioning program.

The Packers drafted Madison in the 5th round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but Madison left football in August due to personal reasons.

According to The Athletic’s Michael Cohen, Madison reportedly did not report because he was dealing with the loss of his former Washington State teammate quarterback Tyler Hillinski.

Hillinski committed suicide on Jan. 16, 2018. Cohen’s report also mentions that Madison tried to continue to play but after finding out Hillinski had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Madison participated in every offseason team workout in 2018 leading up training camp. Madison would have likely competed for a starting job at right guard.

Madison was also added back onto the team's official roster on its website.