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Packers Wednesday Injury Report: Secondary? What secondary?

The Packers are still down a pair of critical cornerbacks, which could mean Sunday will be an even greater challenge for Mike Pettine’s defense.

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When facing a team with receivers like Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, one would like to have a fully healthy group of defensive backs. That is very much not the case for the Green Bay Packers this week as they prepare to play the Minnesota Vikings.

On Wednesday, the team practiced for the first time this week and was missing two critical cornerbacks and an important young depth safety. Bashaud Breeland, Kevin King, and Raven Greene all had to sit out practice, leaving their statuses very much in doubt for Sunday night’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The one bit of good news in the defensive backfield is that safety Kentrell Brice was able to practice, but even he did so on a limited basis.

If those players are unable to play on Sunday, that would leave the team with a cornerback group consisting of Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, Tony Brown, and Will Redmond — a less-than-ideal situation. Tramon Williams could shift back to cornerback from his free safety spot in a pinch as well, which would likely result in snaps for Ibraheim Campbell on the back end.

In any case, being down those two corners would make for a tough matchup with the Vikings’ receivers, even if Thielen is limited in the game somewhat by calf and lower back injuries that kept him limited in Wednesday’s practice. Stay tuned for more updates as the weekend rolls towards Sunday.

Packers Wednesday Practice Report

Did Not Participate

  • CB Bashaud Breeland (groin)
  • DL Mike Daniels (foot)
  • TE Jimmy Graham (knee/thumb)
  • S Raven Greene (ankle)
  • CB Kevin King (hamstring)
  • G Lucas Patrick (concussion)
  • OLB Nick Perry (knee)

Limited Participation

  • S Kentrell Brice (ankle)
  • WR Randall Cobb (hamstring)

Full Participation

  • QB Aaron Rodgers (knee)

Vikings Wednesday Practice Report

Did Not Participate

  • OLB Ben Gedeon (concussion)
  • TE David Morgan (knee)
  • S Andrew Sendejo (groin)
  • DE Stephen Weatherly (not injury related/shoulder)

Limited Participation

  • WR Chad Beebe (hamstring)
  • G Tom Compton (knee)
  • G Mike Remmers (low back)
  • WR Adam Thielen (calf/low back)

Full Participation

  • OLB Anthony Barr (hamstring)
  • DE Everson Griffen (toe)
  • G Danny Isidora (knee)
  • CB Xavier Rhodes (foot)