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Packers Are Starting to Look Healthy

Morgan Burnett

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.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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  1. rebelgb October 16, 2015

    Id say save them for after the bye but MM doesnt do that.

    We need those guys for the long haul, not against Diego.

  2. Packer Bob October 16, 2015

    You need those guys every week, not just for the long haul. If you’re healthy you play. Any given Sunday, man.