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Packers injury report: Morgan Burnett upgraded to probable vs. Seahawks

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Green Bay expects to have its starting strong safety back for Week 2.

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Barring a late setback, the Green Bay Packers should have their full allotment of defensive backs for their big Sunday night showdown with the Seattle Seahawks. According to the official injury report, the team has upgraded starting safety Morgan Burnett from questionable to probable.

Burnett missed Green Bay's season opener against the Chicago Bears, contributing in part to the 141 rushing yards the defense yielded to running back Matt Forte. The safety's return comes at a fortunate time for the Packers, as they need all hands on deck to slow down the Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch. Burnett's presence should also free Micah Hyde to spend more time covering tight end Jimmy Graham.

The injury report contained no other surprises. The team already ruled out starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga earlier in the week, and top wideout Randall Cobb expects to play through a shoulder injury.

Here's the Packers' complete injury report for Week 2:

OUT

  • OT Bryan Bulaga (knee)

PROBABLE

  • S Morgan Burnett (calf)
  • WR Randall Cobb (shoulder)
  • LB Jayrone Elliott (quadriceps)
Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.