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Week 16 Packers-Titans Inactives: Corey Linsley back, Jamaal Williams out

The Packers are getting healthier on the offensive line, but they’ll be without their number two running back.

Green Bay Packers v Tennessee Titans Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers are getting healthier on the offensive line but will be without a key member of their backfield tonight against the Titans.

Center Corey Linsley is back in the lineup for the first time since Week 12. He left the Packers’ win over the Bears with a knee injury and had been on injured reserve until the Packers activated him earlier this week. Elgton Jenkins, who was named to his first Pro Bowl this week, had played center for the Packers in Linsley’s absence. He should now be able to slide back to his customary left guard spot. It remains to be seen what the Packers will do on the right side of the offensive line, but Lucas Patrick has struggled the last couple of weeks as he’s battled an injury himself and the Packers will likely put Billy Turner at right guard and Rick Wagner at right tackle.

Jamaal Williams, meanwhile, will not play this week. He injured a quad in the Packers’ win over the Panthers. His absence should give running back A.J. Dillon a golden opportunity for some reps. Between a great season from Williams and a bout with COVID-19, Dillon’s chances have been few and far between this year. But with Williams hurt and nominal running back Tyler Ervin on injured reserve, it’s just Dillon and Aaron Jones available for the Packers today. With snow swirling, Dillon could get a real chance to show the power and athleticism that made him an intriguing prospect this spring.

Also of note tonight, tight end Jace Sternberger remains inactive as he recovers from a concussion.

Here’s the full list of the Packers’ inactive players for tonight:

  • QB Jordan Love
  • S Will Redmond
  • RB Jamaal Williams
  • EDGE Jonathan Garvin
  • G Simon Stepaniak
  • DL Anthony Rush
  • TE Jace Sternberger

On the Tennessee side, here’s who the Titans will have inactive:

  • RB Senorise Perry
  • CB Kristian Fulton
  • CB Kareem Orr
  • RB D’Onta Foreman
  • OLB Derick Roberson
  • DL Larrell Murchison