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Just 32 Players on First Packers-Texans Injury Report

A total of 11 players were listed as did not participate on Wednesday, including Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Texans linebacker John Simon.

The Green Bay Packers’ injury report is long, with Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews heading the 12-man list on Wednesday.

By comparison, the Houston Texans’ injury report makes the Packers’ list look short. Texans coach Bill O’Brien merely listed 20 players on his report.

Along with Rodgers and Matthews, the noteworthy names for the Packers are right guard T.J. Lang, who would not have practiced had the team worked on Wednesday, and inside linebackers Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan, who would have been limited participation. All three players were inactive for Monday nigtht’s win at Philadelphia.

The injuries to Martinez and Ryan necessitated Matthews moving back to inside linebacker against the Eagles. Matthews’ shoulder injury, however, throws that option into flux.

“I keep saying week in and week out the status of our team, especially the defense in regards to this question, we’re just paper thin at the position,” Matthews said. “It’s just natural after a year-and-a-half of having inside linebacker experience just go back there. It was very natural to switch. Some new terminology as I said after the game to learn and stay up to date on with. For the most part, I felt like I was ready to rock. Once we got into the game, Joe (Thomas) and I, I felt getting back in there, we knew our job responsibilities, knew where to be. I think for the most part we did a good job.”

Six players did not practice for the Texans, including starting safety Andre Hal (illness) and outside linebacker John Simon (chest).

TEAM (PLAYER)INJURYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSTATUS
PACKERS
T/G Don Barclay Shoulder Full
OLB Jayrone Elliott Hamstring Full
OLB Kyler Fackrell Hamstring DNP
CB Demetri Goodson Knee DNP
CB LaDarius Gunter Back Limited
G T.J. Lang Foot DNP
ILB Blake Martinez Knee Limited
OLB Clay Matthews Shoulder DNP
CB Damarious Randall Groin Limited
QB Aaron Rodgers Hamstring Limited
ILB Jake Ryan Ankle Limited
C J.C. Tretter Knee DNP
 
TEXANS
RB Alfred Blue Calf DNP
CB A.J. Bouye Ankle Full
ILB Max Bullough Elbow Full
T Chris Clark Shoulder/Hip Limited
DE Jadeveon Clowney Elbow/Wrist Limited
ILB Brian Cushing Back Limited
RB Tyler Ervin Ribs DNP
TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Shoulder Limited
WR Will Fuller Knee Full
TE Ryan Griffin Neck Full
S Andre Hal Illness DNP
CB Kareem Jackson Hamstring Limited
CB Johnathan Joseph Shin Limited
RB Lamar Miller Ankle/Ribs Limited
FB Jay Prosch Hamstring Limited
NT D.J. Reader Shoulder Limited
OLB John Simon Chest DNP
DE Antonio Smith Hip DNP
WR Jaelen Strong Ankle DNP
NT Vince Wilfork Groin Limited

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