The Packers appear content to stick with Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz at left guard and right guard, respectively, for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Junius Coston was in the running to supplant Spitz for the second time this season at right guard, but he still isn't fully recovered from a sprained ankle that has kept him out of the last three games. Coston was bothered by soreness Thursday and didn't do much in a padded practice.
"The way he feels is going to be a big indication on if he can go on Sunday," head coach Mike McCarthy said.
Had Coston been able to get up to speed this week, the versatile Spitz was under consideration to be moved over to the left side and replace a struggling Colledge in the starting lineup Sunday.
Colledge was taken to task by McCarthy after a poor performance in all facets last Sunday at Kansas City. The second-year player has held down the starting job at left guard since the beginning of the season.
Tony Moll and Spitz also were far from stellar playing at right guard Sunday. Spitz started the game at center, then moved over to guard when Scott Wells entered the game in the second quarter.
"Not enough improvement is how I'd classify it right now," offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said of the play of the guards this season. "You look for guys to make strides and develop. We haven't been able to sink our teeth into five guys consistently starting and working together. There's been some shuffling. Hopefully, we can get to that stage soon and anchor in and get better as a unit. We're not making the progress we'd like to, that's for sure."
Rookie Allen Barbre has an upside at left guard and was given some reps in practice this week, but the workload hasn't been consistent with someone being prepped to make a start this weekend.
Moll, meanwhile, aggravated a neck injury in the game Sunday and has been limited in practice this week.