Ah, the Green Bay Packers’ Friday injury report always brightens my day! I look forward to each Friday afternoon when the Packers tell me that Ty Montgomery is out again this week and then they throw me a couple curveballs.
This week, those curveballs are defensive end Mike Daniels and receiver Davante Adams.
Both are listed as questionable. Joining them as questionable are center Corey Linsley and guard T.J. Lang.
Sam Shields, as we already noted this morning, joins Montgomery in being ruled out for Sunday’s game in Oakland.
Daniels — he of the new four-year, $10 million per year contract — is clearly the biggest name on this list. He hurt his hamstring against Dallas and has been limited in practice this week. We’re cautiously optimistic that he’ll play. If he cannot, Letroy Guion and Mike Pennel will likely get the majority of snaps at end.
Minty new outside linebacker Datone Jones could be an option as well. Although he played with the flu against Dallas, he played more snaps than anyone on the defensive line.
Adams, meanwhile, has a foot injury and… like you, we could really care less if he ever plays another game for the Packers. So, even if he’s out this week…
Lang, who has an injured shoulder, played against Dallas, but missed the Packers’ win in Detroit. He’s been banged up all season and would be replaced by Lane Taylor if he cannot go.
Linsley has been bothered by a sprained ankle. That injury has kept him out of two of the last three games. J.C. Tretter has been very solid in his place.
As always, we fully expect the Packers to revise the injury report on Saturday.