It's Friday, which means that it's time for the NFL teams playing on Sunday to release their final injury reports. Of course, last week we saw Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett downgraded from Probable to Questionable on Saturday, so whether or not these reports are truly "final" may be up for debate, but still, it's the best idea we have about players' availability for Sunday.
Here's the Packers' report, which suggests good news on the offensive line.
Packers Injury Report
G T.J. Lang (ankle): Probable
G Josh Sitton (toe): Probable
TE Brandon Bostick (hip): OUT
OLB Jayrone Elliott (hamstring): OUT
Yes, despite not practicing on Wednesday and being limited on Thursday, the team expects both starting guards to play Sunday afternoon. It has been addressed multiple times over the past two weeks that Sitton and Lang are capable of playing without practicing at all during the week and that head coach Mike McCarthy is comfortable with that; still, that attitude may be put to the test again this week if the two cannot practice on Saturday.
As for Bostick, McCarthy said that his injury is not expected to keep him out a long time, a good sign for a player who finally earned some offensive snaps last Sunday for the first time in several weeks.
Here are the players on the Eagles' report:
TE Brent Celek (ankle): Probable
CB Bradley Fletcher (shoulder): Probable
ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf): Probable
WR Jeff Maehl (foot): Probable
QB Nick Foles (collarbone): OUT
Foles missing the game is hardly a surprise - he suffered a broken collarbone two weeks ago and, like Aaron Rodgers in 2013, is expected to miss at least six games. Three of the other players listed on the report are starters (Celek, Fletcher, and Kendricks), but all are listed as probable and should play with minimal limitations, since all were able to practice fully each day this week.
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