The Packers somehow managed to get even more banged up in Minnesota. Yeah I didn’t know it was possible either. The offensive line took a beating. Starting tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and staring guard Lane Taylor (quad) both left the game on Sunday night. Bakhtiari was able to return, but wasn’t the same. Both starting lineman were limited participants in practice.
Jimmy Graham was limited with a knee and thumb injury. Like I said last week, the Jimmy Graham experiment hasn’t worked yet. Hopefully the next coach they bring in can find a way to better utilize him. Is he the same player he was five or so years ago? Of course not, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still be a legitimate red zone threat. Speaking of pass catchers that aren’t working out, WR Randall Cobb expects to be back this week. This has been a lost season for Cobb, and figures to most likely be his last in Green Bay. Someone that the Packers may look to replace Cobb next year, Equanimeous St, Brown, was a limited participant with an elbow injury.
We know DL Mike Daniels is out this week, but there are a couple other defensive players that most likely won’t go on Sunday. Safety Kentrell Brice did not participate in practice. Brice has an ankle injury and suffered a concussion in the Vikings game. Fellow safety Raven Greene was a DNP with an ankle injury. At this rate the Packers may hold open tryouts in the parking lot Sunday morning for people to play safety.
Two cornerbacks that the Packers haven’t been able to count on much this year were limited participants at practice. Bashaud Breeland (groin) and Kevin King (hamstring) will both be questionable for Sunday. It would be nice for the Packers to have all of their CB’s healthy for more than 30 seconds this season.
The Packers literally cannot lose another game this year, and that might not be enough. They don’t control their own destiny, they need to win out and have some other things happen. This is looking like yet another January without Packers playoff football.