For the Packers, safeties Atari Bigby (ankle) and Will Blackmon (knee), cornerback Al Harris (knee), running back James Starks (hamstring), linebackers Alex Joseph (quad), Clay Matthews (hamstring) and Cyril Obiozor (calf), and guard/center Jason Spitz (calf) will not play in tonight’s preseason opener against Cleveland.
Brady Poppinga will start at left outside linebacker for Matthews, and Brad Jones will start at right outside linebacker instead of Brandon Chillar.
For the Browns, punter Dave Zastudil, defensive backs Eric Wright and Coye Francies, running back Montario Hardesty, linebackers D’Qwell Jackson and David Veikune, offensive linemen Paul Fanaika, Joel Reinders, Floyd Womack, and Tony Pashos, and defensive linemen C.J. Mosley, Shaun Rogers and David Bowens will not play.
Eric Barton will start at one inside linebacker spot for Jackson, Joe Haden will start at cornerback for Wright, and Shawn Lauvao will start at right guard for Womack.
Posted in Packers.com Blog