Well its week four of the NFL season. That means two things. The season will already be a quarter of the way over, and the Packers injury report is beginning to grow as rapidly as we all expected. The Packers placed two players on IR this week, DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) and CB Davon House (shoulder). The Packers signed Bashaud Breeland to fill in for House. It’s not often that a team places a player on IR at this part of the season and upgrades by signing a free agent.

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Let’s start with Aaron Rodgers, same story different week. Don’t expect to see him participate much in practice this week, but you can bet on him being out there Sunday against Buffalo.

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One of Aaron Rodger’s top pass catchers appeared on the injury report out of nowhere. TE Jimmy Graham was unable to participate in practice with a knee injury. The severity of the injury is unknown, and so is his status for Sunday’s game.

The Packers may have to mix and match on their offensive line this week. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers are planning on starting Byron Bell at right guard in place of Justin McCray. McCray is dealing with a shoulder injury. The next name I am going to mention is probably going to shock you. Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga was a limited participant in practice and is questionable for Sunday. If Bulaga can’t go, Aaron Rodgers is going to be hobbling for his life more than usual. The Packers starting offensive line is solid, but they have almost no depth.

Speaking of shocking names to appear on the injury report, OLB Nick Perry is currently in the concussion protocol. Perry always finds a way to get hurt; you can almost count on it. Most times when a team’s starting OLB is hurt, the team is going to suffer in some way, shape, or form. This injury might not be that big of a deal. Outside of one play against the Bears week one, Perry has been a ghost. This should get Reggie Gilbert more opportunities to rush the passer.

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Two members of the secondary are appearing on this list yet again. Safety Josh Jones (shoulder) and CB Kevin King (groin). Josh Jones was a limited participant, and has a chance to play on Sunday. Kevin King was unable to practice, and seems like he is going to miss another game. Hopefully Breeland can play this week and help fill the void.

Well its already becoming the same story different year for the Packers. Trying to piece together an offensive line, and trying to find a way to generate a pass rush with all of the injuries. When we saw this game when the schedule came out, most people probably penciled it in as a win. Well I’m sure the Vikings did the same thing and look what happened to them. There is no such thing as an easy game in the NFL, and the Packers need to have that mindset every week from here on out.


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