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Bakhtiari Probable, Shields Questionable for Divisional Game

Wide receiver Davante Adams has been ruled out, as was tight end Andrew Quarless, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Wide receiver Davante Adams is out, cornerback Sam Shields is questionable and left tackle David Bakhtiari is probable for the Green Bay Packers' NFC Divisional playoff game at Arizona on Saturday night.

Shields practiced all week but there is no guarantee he will play after missing the last four games with a concussion. With Shields and fellow cornerback Quinten Rollins listed as questionable, the Packers placed tight end Andrew Quarless on season-ending injured reserve and promoted cornerback Robertson Daniel from the practice squad to provide depth in the defensive backfield.

That transaction speaks to the uncertainty regarding Shields and Rollins since the Packers will go into Saturday's game with only four receivers with Adams ruled out. Rather than promote Ed Williams from the practice squad, Green Bay will face the Cardinals with four receivers (Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis).

Meanwhile, Packers coach Mike McCarthy apparently was satisfied with Bakhtiari's work on Thursday. Bakhtiari didn't practice on Friday but figures to be back in the starting lineup after missing the last three games with an ankle injury. It's a key development for the Packers, who allowed nine sacks against Arizona in Week 16 with Bakhtiari out and right tackle Bryan Bulaga missing most of the second half. Green Bay hasn't had its entire starting five on the field together since the Nov. 22 game at Minnesota, a span of seven consecutive games with at least one backup in the lineup.

"It would be nice to have all five starters out there," Bakhtiari said this week. "The last time we played the game, we had four and then with Bryan going down in the middle of the game and guys shuffling in. That’s always frustrating, but it would be good this week if we can have all five guys out there."

Of the 14 players on Green Bay's injury report, 10 are probable. The exceptions are Adams, Quarless, Rollins and Shields.

Player (injury): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Status.

WR Davante Adams (knee): DNP, DNP, DNP. Out.
LT David Bakhtiari (ankle): Limited, Limited, DNP. Probable.
DT Mike Daniels (hamstring): Limited, Limited, Limited, Probable.
OLB Jayrone Elliott (quad): Full, Full, Full, Probable.
DE Datone Jones (neck): Limited, Limited, Full, Probable.
RB Eddie Lacy (rib): Limited, Limited, Full, Probable.
G T.J. Lang (calf): Limited, Limited, Limited, Probable.
OLB Mike Neal (hip): Limited, Limited, Full, Probable.
TE Justin Perillo (hamstring): Full, Full, Full, Probable.
TE Andrew Quarless (knee): Limited, Limited, DNP. Out.
TE Richard Rodgers (hip): Limited, Limited, Limited, Probable.
CB Quinten Rollins (quad): DNP, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
CB Sam Shields (concussion): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
G Josh Sitton (back): Limited, Limited, Limited, Probable.

Players (injury): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Status.
LB Markus Golden (knee): Limited, Limited, Full, Probable.
G Mike Iupati (shoulder): Limited, Full, Full, Probable.
DT Josh Mauro (calf): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable.
QB Carson Palmer (right finger): Full, Full, Full, Probable.
DT Frostee Rucker (ankle): Limited, Limited, Limited. Questionable.

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