Packers injury update

Corey Williams, Robert Thomas not expected to play on Sunday

Linebacker Robert Thomas remained out of practice as he continues to recover from a strained quadriceps sustained against Atlanta. The injury kept Thomas out of the game Monday, and he is questionable to play Sunday. Paris Lenon would be the top candidate to again replace Thomas at the weak-side position.

Na'il Diggs took the majority of the reps at the strong-side spot in practice Thursday and figures to make his second straight start, especially if Thomas is out. -- Defensive tackle Corey Williams isn't likely to play Sunday. The backup is on the injury report as doubtful. He hasn't been able to get back on the field since he sustained a torn right calf Nov. 6.

-- Cornerback Mike Hawkins practiced Thursday for the second straight day and should be able to play Sunday after missing the past two games because of a sprained ankle. He still is listed as questionable for the game. Hawkins would move back into the nickel back role, which was held by Jason Horton in Hawkins' absence. Horton was placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of a chronic shoulder injury.

-- Quarterback Brett Favre practiced Thursday after being given the previous day off for rest.


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