Packers-Chargers: Player notes

Williams second in NFC in kickoff returns; Morency, Jennings injury update

KR Tramon Williams,
a former practice-squad player, has been at the heart of a resurgence by Green Bay's special teams, which statistically ranked last in the league each of the previous two seasons. Williams is the NFC's No. 2-rated kickoff returner with a 28.0-yard average. He has sufficiently filled an early-season void created by a broken thumb suffered by top returner Will Blackmon.

RB Vernand Morency has been dogged of late by soreness that flares up in his right knee after he practices. The projected starter sustained a strained patellar tendon in the knee on the first day of training camp and won't be cleared for game action until he's pain-free. Morency will be questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

WR Greg Jennings, who has missed the first two games because of a nagging hamstring injury, probably will be held out of practice until later in the week. Head coach Mike McCarthy would like to preserve Jennings in hopes of having him available Sunday.

OT Shane Olivea
is day-to-day with a back injury.

FB Andrew Pinnock is still nursing a sore hamstring and was among Sunday's inactives.

G Mike Goff suffered a bruised knee in the game but should be fine for Sunday's Green Bay contest.

OLB Shaun Phillips has a quadriceps contusion and that has caused him problems before. Phillips had 11 ½ sacks last year.

ILB Matt Wilhelm had a setback with his calf strain, which prevented him from playing in the majority of the preseason games.

DT Jamal Williams went out with an elbow injury but was able to return during the game.

WR Eric Parker is still out at least two more games after toe surgery.

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