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Packers’ Injury Report for Bengals Isn’t Promising

First, let’s just get it out of the way. Here is the Green Bay Packers’ injury report for the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Randall Cobb: doubtful
  • David Bakhtiari: doubtful
  • Kentrell Brice: doubtful
  • Mike Daniels: doubtful
  • Davon House: doubtful
  • Nick Perry: doubtful
  • Jake Ryan: doubtful
  • Jordy Nelson: questionable
  • Bryan Bulaga: questionable

Where to begin?

Bakhtiari was questionable last week and didn’t play, so he most certainly isn’t playing this week. We would expect Bryan Bulaga to return (finally), but who knows?

Let’s assume the starting tackles will be Bulaga and Kyle Murphy, which isn’t the worst thing. Murphy has played well in the first two games. No Bulaga means another week of Justin McCray.

We knew Perry wasn’t playing. He had hand surgery this week. Ahmad Brooks will be back, however. He should be able to pick up the slack to some degree.

We also had a good idea that Mike Daniels wouldn’t play. Perhaps third-round pick Montravius Adams will make his long-awaited debut this week. Whether he does or not, the bulk of the defensive line duties will be left up to Kenny Clay and Dean Lowry, with Quinton Dial, Ricky Jean Francois providing support.

Jordy Nelson practiced all week. If anyone on this list is a good bet to play, it’s Nelson. With Cobb almost certainly out, Nelson will likely end up in the slot. That puts Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison on the outside.

Jake Ryan barely plays anyway, so we’re not terribly concerned about him.

Someone will have to replace Kentrell Brice in the Packers’ nitro package. We expect that to be rookie Josh Jones, although Marwin Evans may get some snaps, as well.

At cornerback, with House out, it appears rookie Kevin King starts by default. He’s better than the rest of those guys anyway, but House’s likely absence probably means another week of watching Quinten Rollins stink up the joint.

That is, unless the Packers wise up and give Josh Hawkins a shot. I really don’t see how he could possibly be any worse than Rollins. Do you?

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. GBORNBRED September 23, 2017

    I’m assuming Joe means Kenny Clark and not Kenny Clay, but hey…If there’s a Kenny Clay out there somewhere that I’m not aware of, I say we suit him up, because with this many injuries, the Pack could use just about anybody right now! While we’re at it, why not find out if Kenny McCormick is available?

  2. MJ September 23, 2017

    Well, they are speaking about these soft injuries now…
    http://www.packersnews.com/story/marketplace/2017/09/20/packers-podcast-physical-therapist-charlie-decleene-analyzes-packers-injury-situation/683391001/
    The podcast explains the dynamics of those injuries for different positions.
    Still, why have the Packers had so many soft tissue injuries, and WAY more than the league average? What could the other 31 teams be doing differently?

    1. PF4L September 23, 2017

      Holding their employee’s accountable?

      1. MJ September 23, 2017

        Not quite. They never mention the situation of the rest of the league and how the Packers stand among them. They go into great depths about the sort of effort the muscles are subjected to when playing different positions on the field. There is an interesting point about overstrained muscles groups. A strong possibility is that the group just next to it is the one that should be better conditioned (hamstring issues: strengthen hip muscles; elbow issues: strengthen shoulder muscles).

        Or did you mean holding the guys at Packers’ News accountable? In that case, I don’t care much. I disapprove when they dismiss a legit question by a fan with a wrong argument (nothing wrong with being wrong, right? we all have the right to be wrong), but sounding as if they think they are smarter than the crowd.

  3. PF4L September 23, 2017

    Holding employee’s accountable, A-Z, Including medical and strength and conditioning personnel.