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).
|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|
|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|