Packers-Rams: Player notes

Injury updates, news on individuals from both teams

GREEN BAY PACKERS
-- QB Brett Favre appears to be in the clear with his recent injuries. Favre isn't on the injury report this week and went through the full practice Wednesday. He suffered a bruised right elbow and a separated left shoulder Nov. 29 at Dallas but played the entire game Sunday against Oakland. Favre needs only 184 passing yards to break Dan Marino's all-time league record of 61,361.

-- QB Aaron Rodgers might be deactivated for a second straight game. Favre's top backup suffered a strained hamstring in practice last week. He didn't take any snaps Wednesday.

-- LT Chad Clifton was limited to the jog-through portion at the start of practice Wednesday. He left the game Sunday in the fourth quarter with a sprained shoulder. Clifton probably won't be put through team drills until Friday and could play Sunday at St. Louis.

-- CB Jarrett Bush also is expected to be held out of drills until later in the week, giving him more time to recover from a strained calf he incurred in the last game. His status is up in the air for Sunday.

-- CB Charles Woodson didn't practice Wednesday, as he received more treatment for a sore toe he played with in the last game. The team has been cautious with Woodson on a weekly basis in not putting him through the practice paces until the end of the week. He should play Sunday.

-- TE Bubba Franks was involved in the full practice Wednesday, albeit on a limited basis, and is pushing to play Sunday for the first time since he suffered a sprained knee Oct. 14.

-- MLB Nick Barnett isn't on the injury report. The team's tackles leader suffered a scratched cornea Sunday, when he was poked in the left eye by Oakland center Jeremy Newberry. Barnett finished the game but was experiencing double vision in the eye. He's wearing a protective visor on his helmet.

ST. LOUIS RAMS
-- QB Marc Bulger took all the snaps with the first unit in practice Wednesday, but coach Scott Linehan said a decision on the starter this week won't be made until Friday at the earliest.

-- QB Gus Frerotte, recovering from an injury to his right shoulder, practiced Wednesday and could be available to play Sunday if needed.

-- QB Brock Berlin, who started last Sunday against Cincinnati, was the scout team quarterback in practice Wednesday.

-- S Oshiomogho Atogwe participated in practice Wednesday, although his injured groin got a little tight at the end of practice. He is expected to play this Sunday.

-- OT Rob Petitti, who suffered a concussion against Atlanta Dec. 2, passed his neuropysch test Tuesday and did some limited work in practice Wednesday.

-- CB Eric Bassey, who has missed the past two games because of a knee injury, participated fully in practice Wednesday and is expected to be available for this Sunday's game.

-- WR/KR Brandon Williams, who missed Sunday's game against Cincinnati because of an ankle injury, did not practice Wednesday.


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