Najeh Gets the Day Off

Here is an update on Najeh Davenport's injured foot

Running back Najeh Davenport is expected to take the day off Wednesday to rest his sprained foot, according to Packers head coach Mike Sherman.

Davenport injured his right foot late in the Packers' 20-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Davenport rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries, caught a pass and returned a kickoff for 56 yards.

"We will probably hold him out of practice Wednesday," Sherman said. "Hopefully that will be enough."

 Davenport's rushing total, the second-highest of his career, included a five-yard charge on fourth-and-1 during to keep the Packers' go-ahead drive alive in the fourth quarter. The play was indicative of Green Bay's renewed ability to finish strong, Davenport told reporters.

"We got a speech before pre-game from Gilbert Brown. That kind of got the blood boiling. After that, it started from the trenches. The D-linemen and offensive linemen set the tone for the game. We come out here to be physical, but they really set the tone for the game."

Davenport's rest is precautionary, Sherman said. The fullback expects to be ready when the San Francisco 49ers visit Lambeau Field Sunday.

"We're starting to come into our own right now. We have to be known as a team that'll do whatever it takes to win," Davenport said.

Likely to join Davenport on the practice sidelines Wednesday are tight end Bubba Franks and cornerback Al Harris. In the Tampa game Franks aggravated a thigh bruise and Harris sprained a tendon in his foot when he jumped and came down on the football. Both are expected to play Sunday, Sherman said.

Other players suffering injuries in Tampa are cleared to practice Wednesday include RB Tony Fisher (dislocated finger) and DT/DE Larry Smith (mild concussion).


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