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Mike McCarthy wants LT Chad Clifton to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy made no mistake about his team’s desire to be 15-1, and he might get to try out a few players in the process against the Detroit Lions in Week 17, including left tackle Chad Clifton.
McCarthy said Monday that the Packers are preparing to “win the game” and that sweeping the NFC North is important.
“We have every intention of being 15-1 come Sunday afternoon,” McCarthy said.
No mention was made about how long his starters will play, but McCarthy did say that he wants Clifton, who’s been out since injuring his hamstring in Week 5, to practice this week and play in Sunday’s game . McCarthy acknowledged the importance of Clifton seeing live action before the playoffs begin, and this week represents the last of those opportunities.
The Packers will also look to get more playing time for both Vic So’oto and Jamari Lattimore at outside linebacker, a position that opposite of ...
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