Packers-Rams: Player notes

Injury updates, news on individuals from each team

-- DT Johnny Jolly was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury on Tuesday. Jolly totaled 31 tackles (14 solo), one sack and five pass deflections in his second season with the team. He started seven games.

The Packers also signed defensive tackle Alfred Malone to the practice squad and released tight end James Adkisson from the practice squad. Malone spent the 2005-06 seasons with the Houston Texans. He appeared in four games and totaled 13 tackles.

-- QB Brett Favre is on the brink of supplanting Dan Marino for another league record. Favre needs only 184 passing yards to eclipse Marino's career total of 61,361. Favre has posted a passer rating of at least 100 in six of the last seven games.

-- MLB Nick Barnett is expected to play Sunday at St. Louis, although he'll probably miss some practice time this week because of a scratched cornea of his left eye. Barnett suffered the injury late in the first half Sunday against Oakland, claiming Raiders C Jeremy Newberry intentionally poked him in the eye. Barnett returned to the game in the second half.

-- LT Chad Clifton should be ready for the upcoming game, though he'll likely be held out of practice until Friday after sustaining a sprained right shoulder in the second half Sunday. Daryn Colledge, displaced as the starter at left guard for the last game, will fill in for Clifton until he returns.

-- CB Jarrett Bush will be iffy to play in the next game because of a strained calf. The nickel back is expected to be out until Friday, if not later.

-- QB Aaron Rodgers is questionable to return to the field this week. Brett Favre's top backup was deactivated Sunday after suffering a strained hamstring in practice Dec. 4. The prognosis at that time was Rodgers could be sidelined for up to two weeks.

-- RB Ryan Grant had career highs of 29 carries and 156 rushing yards, with a touchdown, in the win Sunday. The yardage output was the highest by a Packer since Samkon Gado had 171 yards against Detroit on Dec. 11, 2005. Grant has four 100-yard games in the last seven outings.

-- WR Greg Jennings hiked his team-high touchdown receptions total to 11 with an 80-yard catch-and-run visit to the end zone Sunday. Jennings has a touchdown catch in four straight games and in nine of the 11 contests he has appeared this season.

-- WR Donald Driver is closing in on his fourth straight 1,000-yard season. Driver has 73 receptions for 936 yards. He has had only two touchdown catches, however, after averaging seven per season the previous three years.

-- TE Donald Lee led the team Sunday with four catches for 71 yards, including a 46-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Lee has five touchdown receptions, the most by a Packers tight end since Bubba Franks had seven in 2004.

-- CB Al Harris picked off a pass for the second straight game, after not having an interception in the first 11 contests.

-- WR Torry Holt now has 10,921 yards since 2000, the most of anyone in the NFL.

-- WR Isaac Bruce did not have a catch Sunday, just the sixth time in his 14-year career that has happened. One other was the first game of his career in 1994 and it also occurred in the final game of the 1999 and 2003 seasons.

-- TE Joe Klopfenstein had a reception for one yard Sunday, his first catch of the season. "It's kind of a relief," he said. Klopfenstein said as the ball came his way, he thought, "This might be my only chance this year, so catch it."

-- RB Steven Jackson is the first player in Rams history to have a run of at least 50 yards in three consecutive games. In none of the games has he reached 100 yards. In his other 58 attempts, Jackson has totaled 120 yards (2.1 per attempt).

-- PK Jeff Wilkins had a 50-yard field goal Sunday, the 25th his career from 50 yards or more. Since 2003, Wilkins has made 17 of 19 such kicks and his lone miss this year was from 56 yards.

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