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Three Starting Linemen Out for Packers

David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang are out tonight for the Packers while the defensive might be at full strength.

Starting offensive linemen David Bakhtiari, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton are on the will-not-dress list for the Green Bay Packers' preseason game against Philadelphia on Saturday night at Lambeau Field.

Bakhtiari (knee) will miss his second consecutive game. Lang sustained a concussion and Sitton injured an ankle on Sunday against Pittsburgh. None of the three practiced this week.

What does that mean at quarterback? All four will dress but that doesn't necessarily mean they will all play. Noticeably absent from the list is quarterback Scott Tolzien, who suffered a concussion during last week's preseason game at Pittsburgh. He did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday this week so must have passed through the concussion protocol on Thursday or Friday. The Packers did not practice on Thursday and had a short practice on Friday. Most likely, he would only play in case of an emergency after not taking any practice reps this week.

While most of the No. 1 offense, including MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, took limited reps this week -- likely because the offensive line injuries left coach Mike McCarthy feeling uneasy about playing his front-line performers on that side of the ball -- the defense appears poised to play significant snaps tonight. In fact, other than defensive end Datone Jones (ankle), all of the Packers' key defensive players will at least dress tonight. That means there's a chance defensive tackle Mike Daniels (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (elbow) and outside linebacker Nick Perry (groin) might see their first duty of the preseason tonight. Daniels, Matthews and Perry were full participants at practice this week.

Also out: receiver Javess Blue (shoulder), cornerback Kyle Sebetic (ankle), running back Alonzo Harris (hand), receiver Jared Abbrederis (concussion) and receiver Jordy Nelson (knee).


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