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Packers-Jaguars Injury Report: Secondary may be short-handed once again

The Packers’ secondary may be in a tough position on Sunday.

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As Friday’s practice came and went, the Green Bay Packers have largely good news on the injury front when it comes to the team’s offense. The same cannot be said for the defense, however, particularly in the secondary, where the team’s two starting cornerbacks are still in question for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jaire Alexander, who suffered a concussion last week in San Francisco, has been ruled doubtful for Sunday’s game. Alexander remains in the concussion protocol, but he did take the first step towards returning to game action by practicing on a limited basis Friday after sitting out the week’s earlier practices. Joining him on the injury report is his partner on the opposite side of the field, Kevin King, who has missed the Packers’ last four games with a quad injury. King practiced on a limited basis all week and is listed as questionable for the game.

Also questionable are two of the Packers’ reserve safeties, Will Redmond and Vernon Scott. Both of these two players have shoulder injuries and, like King, both were limited participants all week long. The Packers have elevated safety Henry Black from the practice squad in each of the past three weeks, a move only allowed because Black was designated as an emergency COVID-19 elevation a week ago. If he is to play on Sunday, he will likely need to be given a full promotion to the 53-man roster.

On offense, however, things are looking up. David Bakhtiari was a full participant all week in practice, and he should make his return at left tackle after missing three games. Running back Aaron Jones and Tyler Ervin, meanwhile, appear have had no setbacks after they returned to the field in San Francisco last Thursday. Both of them were also full participants all week and carry no injury status for the game.

The one concerning injury for the Packers’ offense is to starting tight end Robert Tonyan, who popped up on the injury report Thursday with an ankle injury. He did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable.

The Packers’ opponents, however, cannot say the same for their offense. Starting quarterback Gardner Minshew is indeed out for Sunday, and he will be joined by wide receiver Laviska Shenault. The rookie receiver practiced on a limited basis earlier in the week, but he was a non-participant on Friday and will join Minshew on the inactive list along with reserve running back Devine Ozigbo, linebacker Dakota Allen, and defensive tackle Doug Costin. One Packers connection on the Jaguars roster, former Green Bay safety Josh Jones, is questionable with a chest issue.

Packers Week 10 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Jaire Alexander CB Concussion/hand DNP DNP Limited Doubtful
David Bakhtiari OT Chest Full Full Full --
Tyler Ervin RB Wrist Full Full Full --
Aaron Jones RB Calf Full Full Full --
Kevin King CB Quad Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Marcedes Lewis TE Knee Limited DNP Full --
John Lovett TE Knee Full Limited DNP Out
Will Redmond S Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Vernon Scott S Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Darrius Shepherd WR Shoulder DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Preston Smith OLB Shoulder Full Full Full --
Equanimeous St. Brown WR Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Robert Tonyan TE Ankle -- Limited DNP Questionable
Rick Wagner T Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable