The Green Bay Packers finally listed an official injury report on Wednesday after two days of estimated injury reports. The two biggest injury-related questions for the Packers this week, cornerback Kevin King (shoulder/back) and outside linebacker Preston Smith (oblique), are still not answered as Green Bay listed their status as “questionable” after the duo was listed as limited participants for their travel-day practice.
Defensive linemen Kenny Clark (ankle) and Dean Lowry (ankle) were both full participants on Wednesday and are expected to play this week, as are long snapper Hunter Bradley (hand), tight end Josiah Deguara (finger), and cornerback Rasul Douglas (shoulder), who were never even estimated as less than full participants this week but showed up on the injury report nonetheless. Reserve tackle Dennis Kelly (back), who has missed the last few weeks, is officially listed as doubtful after he returned to practice as a limited participant after being “estimated” as a “did not participate” player on Monday and Tuesday.
It should also be noted that wide receivers Davante Adams (reserve/COVID-19) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (IR, hamstring) still both have a chance to play against the Cardinals. Adams did not make the team flight to the desert and must pass two COVID tests with negative results before he can play against Arizona. It is yet to be known if he has passed at least one, giving him an opportunity to pass another and make the flight to the game before kickoff. Valdes-Scantling, an injured reserve player given a return designation, can be activated tomorrow to the 53-man roster. The fact that he made the flight to the game suggests that there is at least a chance he suits up for a receiver unit that at the very least will be out the unvaccinated Allen Lazard who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday for being a “close contact” player.
Arizona will be out defensive lineman J.J. Watt (shoulder) who did not participate in practice all week and was listed officially as “out” by the team. Four players are listed as questionable for the Cardinals, with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) being the biggest name. Hopkins did not participate in practice all week. The other questionable players for Arizona are tight end Darrell Daniels (hamstring), offensive lineman Max Garcia (Achilles), and defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence (calf.)