What’s this? The Green Bay Packers suddenly don’t have a boatload of injured players?
I do not understand this concept.
Seriously, that’s what it’s starting to look like. Sure, plenty of guys are dinged up. Some guys who’ve been on the shelf are practicing, but haven’t been cleared for game action yet. We’re not totally out of the woods here.
However, a number of key players — some of whom haven’t played in weeks — appear like they’re moving toward playing this week.
The biggest names in that category are receiver Davante Adams and safety Morgan Burnett. Adams has missed two games with a sprained ankle and Burnett has missed four with a calf injury.
Both guys practiced on Wednesday and Thursday and it sounds like both are ahead of schedule.
“He’s getting better,” coach Mike McCarthy said of Adams. “He did more yesterday than we expected. Same with Morgan (Burnett).”
Those two guys would provide a boost to their respective units. The Packers offense hasn’t had much success passing without Adams. Defensively, the Packers have been fine without Burnett, but his return would certainly help the run defense.
Guard T.J. Lang, who tweaked his knee in week 5, is also trending in the right direction and now appears a certainty to play.
The big question remains nose tackle B.J. Raji.