Don Jackson starting at running back; Packers-Bears inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 20, 2016 – 5:55 pm

161019-inactives-950The following players will not play in Thursday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears:

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23 CB Damarious Randall
24 CB Quinten Rollins
32 S Chris Banjo
44 RB James Starks
68 T Kyle Murphy
84 WR Jared Abbrederis
89 TE Jared Cook

Roster update: The Packers placed RB Eddie Lacy on injured reserve on Thursday. RB Don Jackson was signed to the active roster from the practice squad.

Starting lineup changes: #36 LaDarius Gunter and #39 Demetri Goodson will start at cornerback for Randall and Rollins. #82 Richard Rodgers will start at tight end for Cook. #34 Don Jackson will start at running back for Lacy.

Chicago Bears
6 QB Jay Cutler
19 WR Eddie Royal
32 CB Deiondre’ Hall
33 RB Jeremy Langford
36 S DeAndre Houston-Carson
71 LG Josh Sitton
91 NT Eddie Goldman


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Captains selected for Packers vs. Bears

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 20, 2016 – 1:25 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be T David Bakhtiari (offense), LB Julius Peppers (defense) and LS Brett Goode (special teams).


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NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ profile of Brett Favre set to air

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 19, 2016 – 4:55 pm

161019-favre-950GREEN BAY — NFL Network’s “A Football Life” series will air a profile of former Packers QB Brett Favre after the Packers-Bears game on Thursday night and again on Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. CT.

The one-hour show produced by NFL Films features sit-down interviews with Favre, his wife Deanna, former coaches Mike Holmgren and Andy Reid, former Packers GM and fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Ron Wolf, former QB coach Steve Mariucci, former teammates such as Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings, family members and more.

Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past summer and just returned to Lambeau Field last week to receive his Ring of Excellence and have his name unveiled on the Lambeau Field facade.

 


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No final decision yet on Eddie Lacy

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 19, 2016 – 10:40 am

161019-lacy-950GREEN BAY — Amidst media reports that Packers RB Eddie Lacy is going to be out multiple weeks with his ankle injury, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday that discussions are ongoing with GM Ted Thompson and team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie to sort through all the information regarding his injury.

“That’s exactly where we are,” McCarthy said, a little more than 30 hours before kickoff against the Bears. “He will work with the rehab group today at practice. He’s made a little bit of progress is the feedback I’ve been given.”

All McCarthy would commit to is that Lacy’s chances of playing on Thursday night are extremely remote.

“He’s going to have to have a wonderful, great 24 hours to play in the game,” he said. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings, but he will be working in the large rehab group today.”

New RB Knile Davis’ first day in Green Bay went well, and McCarthy said he’s a bright player who looked “natural” on the field. McCarthy wouldn’t say whether or not Davis would play in the game, but he’ll try to absorb as much scheme and game plan as he can before game time.

“We’ll do everything we can,” McCarthy said. “When you bring in a player in-season, you don’t get to teach him the system, you don’t get to teach him the foundation. You have to work that in the off hours. You have to exercise a game plan, which is different from an installation, but he’s a veteran, and I think he’ll do fine.”

Rookie Don Jackson is another option at running back should the Packers decide to sign him to the active roster from the practice squad. Ty Montgomery,  Randall Cobb and Aaron Ripkowski have also taken snaps in the backfield this season.

McCarthy also said CBs Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins, both dealing with groin injuries, would be “hard-pressed” to play on Thursday night. That would leave LaDarius Gunter, Demetri Goodson, Micah Hyde and Josh Hawkins as the defense’s remaining corners.

“I have great confidence in them,” McCarthy said. “They’re going to get in there and play and we’re going to win the game. We have a good football team. Every one of our guys is a good football player. We have a good plan, we’ll exercise that today, and we’ll be ready to go tomorrow night.”

 


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