The Green Bay Packers came out of their so-called mini-bye with nine players on the injury report following Wednesday’s practice.
First and foremost was outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who did not participate because of his hamstring. Matthews missed the Week 3 game against Detroit because of ankle and hamstring issues.
Running back Don Jackson was full participation after injuring his left hand vs. Chicago. Practice will be key in determining whether he’ll have any ball-security issues.
"I think Don Jackson, really that's what practice is for,” coach Mike McCarthy said before practice. “We'll see how today goes and how tomorrow goes. It's important for him to go through team work, especially tomorrow. He needs to go through the half-line drill and the full physical team. He has to go through that and it will obviously give us direction on how we proceed Sunday.”
For the Falcons, explosive running back Tevin Coleman and veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney sat out practice. With the possibility that Coleman won’t be able to play, the Falcons on Tuesday signed veteran running back Stevan Ridley and released former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk.
|WR Randall Cobb||Hamstring||Limited|
|TE Jared Cook||Ankle||DNP|
|RB Don Jackson||Hand||Full|
|G T.J. Lang||Hip||Limited|
|OLB Clay Matthews||Hamstring||DNP|
|WR Ty Montgomery||Illness||Limited|
|CB Damarious Randall||Groin||DNP|
|CB Quinten Rollins||Groin||DNP|
|RB James Starks||Knee||DNP|
|RB Tevin Coleman||Hamstring||DNP|
|RB Devonta Freeman||Hip||Limited|
|DE Dwight Freeney||Quad||DNP|
|WR Taylor Gabriel||Concussion||Limited|
|CB C.J. Goodsin||Hamstring||Limited|
|OT Jake Matthews||Wrist||Full|
|WR Mohamed Sanu||Groin||Full|
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