The Green Bay Packers began their preparations for their Week 10 game against the Tennessee Titans over the last few days, and the team is hoping to have several key players back on the field after missing recent games due to injury. Six players who would be starters were inactive last Sunday against the Colts, and they are split evenly across the offense and defense.
For the offense, there is reason for optimism. On Wednesday, a pair of key players at playmaking positions were back at practice - tight end Jared Cook and running back James Starks. Without those two players, the Packers have had difficulty attacking the middle of the field, both on the ground and through the air. There should be some excitement about what they could bring to the table this week if they are indeed able to play and supplement the play of Ty Montgomery and the Packers’ receiving corps.
On defense, the news was less promising. Cornerback Damarious Randall continues to sit out with his groin injury, while linebacker Clay Matthews’ hamstring once again held him out of practice entirely.
For the Titans, only two players were not practicing at all on Wednesday. However, those two players are critical to Tennessee’s offense - the duo is the Titans’ running back tandem of DeMarco Murray (foot) and Derrick Henry (calf). Murray played last week, but he was only moderately effective, picking up a total of 80 yards on 21 touches with one score. Henry sat out last week’s game entirely.
Here is the Packers’ practice report from Wednesday.
Did Not Practice
- DT Letroy Guion (non-injury)
- G T.J. Lang (hip)
- OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring)
- CB Damarious Randall (groin)
- C JC Tretter (knee)
- WR Randall Cobb (hamstring)
- TE Jared Cook (ankle)
- DB Micah Hyde (shoulder)
- CB Quinten Rollins (groin)
- RB James Starks (knee)