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Corey Linsley dealing with a back issue per Packers' Thursday injury report

The Packers’ starting center dealt with a back injury last season.

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Packers center Corey Linsley is dealing with a back issue, popping up unexpectedly on the injury report today. He was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice.

Linsley dealt with back issues for most of the latter half of the 2019 season; they knocked him out of the Packers’ Week 17 comeback win over the Lions. Utility man Lucas Patrick filled in at center in Linsley’s absence, and that would probably be the most likely course of action if Linsley can’t go on Sunday. The Packers’ starting center has also dealt with a thumb injury this season.

Elsewhere on the injury list, Marcedes Lewis was downgraded from limited participantion to an outright DNP with a knee injury. Lewis battled a knee injury all last week but ended up playing 21 snaps in the Packers’ loss to the Buccaneers. The 36-year-old Lewis has had frequent rest days this year and has been a reliable fixture on the field even when he’s shown up on the injury report, playing a little bit less than a third of the Packers’ offensive snaps so far.