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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's far from a clean bill of health, but the Packers are slowly starting to get some of their key players back.Though outside linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Jennings (abdominal surgery) and defensive back Charles Woodson (broken collarbone) are still out, wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstringfoot) is listed as probable for Green Bay's game Sunday in Detroit against the Lions."I feel good," Nelson said. "I don't feel like I'm all the way back because I'd like to still do certain things, but I feel like I can run any route full speed without thinking about it, so that's what you want."Nelson missed the Packers' Oct. 28 win against the Jaguars after injuring his hamstring in practice four days earlier. Prior to the Packers' Nov. 4 victory against the Cardinals, Nelson passed his pregame hamstring tests and was cleared to play. However, early in the first quarter, he injured his ankle and foot on a low throw from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Nelson sat out the rest of that game but was able to recover well enough during the team's bye last week."I thought Jordy Nelson looked his old self," coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. "I don't have a very high or any level of concern. He practiced well. He looked normal."Fullback John Kuhn (hamstring) is also probable after missing the past two games. Defensive linemen Mike Neal (ankle) and Jerel Worthy (concussion) are both probable, as are tight ends D.J. Williams (hamstring) and Ryan Taylor (chest), wide receiver Donald Driver (thumb), offensive lineman T.J. Lang (elbowwrist) and running back Alex Green (knee).Cornerback Sam Shields is listed as questionable, but it doesn't seem like he has any chance of playing."He's not ready yet," cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said Friday.Tight end Andrew Quarless, who was activated this week off the Physically Unable to Perform list 11 months after tearing his ACL, is out. Quarless practiced Wednesday but was not able to participate Thursday or Friday."We're suspecting there are going to be days when he doesn't respond very well from the practice before, and today was one of those days," McCarthy said Thursday.Within the next month, the Packers are expecting to get back Woodson, Jennings and Matthews, as well as running back Cedric Benson (foot) from the NFL's new injured reserve designation to return. But having so many players probable is a start for McCarthy's 6-3 group as Green Bay looks to make a push toward the playoffs.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This is the first of five upcoming divisional games the Packers will conclude their regular season with, and it's one they need to win. With a 6-3 record, Green Bay can't afford a setback coming off its bye week, especially with the race in the NFC North so close.
If the Packers are able to go into Detroit and win, they can essentially eliminate the 4...
Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson (ankle, hamstring) fully expects to play Sunday at Detroit after practicing Thursday for the third time this week. SOURCE: ESPNWisconsin.comFantasy Spin:"I hope so, I've been practicing all week. I hope I'm not practicing to be sitting on the bench," Nelson said. The Packers receiver missed Week 8 against Jacksonville with a hamstring...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was reportedly looking like himself during practice today after dealing with an ankle and hamstring injury before their bye week.
McCarthy said Jordy Nelson “looked like his normal self today in practice” should play Sunday
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The Packers have already ruled out linebacker Clay Matthews...
In the unofficial start to the second half of the NFL season for the Green Bay Packers following the team's bye week, the schedule-makers begin to serve up a heapin' plateful of NFC North Division opponents. Five of the Pack's final seven games are within the division. The NFL has finally decided to create a schedule that keeps things interesting right until the end of...
Though their bye week seemed to come at a good time, the Green Bay Packers are still plenty banged up.
Far from full strength despite a week off, the Packers can win a fifth straight game Sunday as it visits the Detroit Lions, who can't afford many more disappointments if they plan on returning to the playoffs.
Recent history favors Green Bay, which is 11-1 against the Lions...
While the Green Bay Packers will not have linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Jennings (abdominal) or safety Charles
Woodson (collarbone) when they take on the Detroit Lions today, they are
expected to have wide receivers Jordy Nelson (hamstring/foot) and Donald Driver
(thumb) and fullback John Kuhn (hamstring).
Prior to Green Bay’s bye week, Nelson...
Packers running back James Starks has surpassed Alex Green as the team's starter, running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said. SOURCE: Green Bay Press-GazetteFantasy Spin:"I think (Starks) has earned it," Van Pelt said. "I think he was productive when he was in there the last couple of games with limited touches, and he has the most experience of the backs we have right...
While the Green Bay Packers have ruled linebacker Clay
Matthews and wide receiver Greg Jennings out for Sunday’s contest against the
Detroit Lions, wide receiver Jordy Nelson “appears a safe bet to play,”
according to ESPN Wisconsin.
Matthews (hamstring), Jennings (abdomen) and safety Charles
Woodson (collarbone) will all miss Sunday’s game, but they all aren’t far...
The Green Bay Packers have put receiver Jordy Nelson and fullback John Kuhn in the lineup against the Detroit Lions.
Nelson was listed as probable on the injury report with hamstring and foot ailments for Sunday's game. Kuhn was also probable with a hamstring injury.
Green Bay was without starting cornerback Sam Shields because of an ankle injury and replaced him with rookie...
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