The Green Bay Packers have no noteworthy surprises on their injury report heading into their divisional round playoff game, but they’re getting some welcome news from the other sideline. Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp has officially been ruled out.
Kupp has been dealing with a knee injury this week and was described as a game-time decision. That decision now made, the Rams will be without their best receiver as they prepare to take on an increasingly stingy Packers defense.
The Rams are also without the services of starting left guard David Edwards, a notable development given the fact that the Rams had already been seen as vulnerable to interior pass rush pressure.
It’s not all bad news for the Rams, though. Defensive lineman Aaron Donald will play, despite not practicing all week due to a rib injury.
On the Packers side, the most noteworthy absence is defensive lineman Kingsley Keke, who’s still recovering from a concussion. His presence on the defensive line is much less a factor than it was a few weeks ago, though, now that Damon “Snacks” Harrison is on the roster.
The Packers have also chosen to activate recently elevated cornerback KeiVarae Russell ahead of 2018 second-round pick Josh Jackson and 2019 sixth-round pick Ka’Dar Hollman. Russell, who’s listed at 5-foot-11 and 194 pounds, was signed to the Packers’ practice squad in late October. He appeared in one regular-season game for the Packers this season, playing seven special teams snaps in their win over the Jaguars.
Here is the full list of Packers inactives:
- QB Jordan Love
- CB Ka’Dar Hollman
- CB Josh Jackson
- EDGE Jonathan Garvin
- TE Jace Sternberger
- DL Kingsley Keke
Here is the full list of Rams inactives:
- QB Bryce Perkins
- QB John Wolford
- WR Cooper Kupp
- OLB Terrell Lewis
- OL Brian Allen
- OL David Edwards
- WR Trishton Jackson