Although the Green Bay Packers got some good news on their injury report on Wednesday, there are significant reasons for concern about the secondary for Sunday’s game in Minnesota.
The good news: Jordy Nelson, Ty Montgomery, and Nick Perry were full participants. The bad news: David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga were both limited, while Kevin King and Morgan Burnett both sat out entirely.
If those two starting defensive backs can’t play, that will put the Packers’ defensive coaches into a bit of a scramble mode to fill their snaps. Burnett has been the most versatile DB this year, playing safety, Nitro linebacker, and slot corner. Without him and King, the scenario that this writer would like to see most involves Kentrell Brice as the starting strong safety, Davon House and Damarious Randall as the starting boundary corners, and Josh Hawkins on the field in nickel with Randall moving to the slot.
Stay tuned for more updates on injuries later today, and take a look through some of the discussion in today’s Curds below, which also includes a look at a Packers rookie who is itching to make his NFL debut.
Downfield blocking paves the way for Aaron Jones’ big day | Packersnews.com
Aaron Rodgers reminded the rookie running back to give thanks to the offensive line for his performance in Dallas, and Martellus Bennett ensured that the tight ends and receivers did a great job down field as Jones rumbled for 125 yards on the day.
Danny Trevathan denies he celebrated Davante Adams hit - ABC News
Hmm. Do you believe him after seeing what happened on that hit with your own eyes?
Packers' Jordy Nelson adopts baby before Cowboys game - NBC26
This is super cool! Congrats to the Nelson family for their newest addition!
Jordy Nelson has a minor back injury; Ty Montgomery back to full practice - ESPN
Nelson's injury was finally revealed on the injury report yesterday, although he was a full participant. The same was the case for the Packers' starting running back, who will likely cede some snaps to Jones on Sunday regardless.
Packers rookie Vince Biegel ‘confident’ as return from PUP looms | Packers Wire
Biegel is eligible to begin practicing after Sunday's game in Minnesota, and it sounds like he's ready to go. He mentioned needing to feel the "pop" in his ankle again in the preseason, and he now says that "the pop is back."
Florida man suffers 3rd-degree burns after losing bet on Packers-Cowboys - SBNation.com
The guy set his Cowboys on fire to pay off on a bet. He then tried to put that jersey back on his body. We may have peak “Florida Man” here.