Packers LCB Charles Woodson sprained his ankle in Wednesday’s practice, and his status for Week 14 is unknown.
Woodson is "being evaluated right now." A high ankle sprain could knock him out for Sunday’s matchup with the Lions, and in such a winnable game the Packers may hold Woodson out even if the sprain is of the lateral variety. The 2009 Defensive Player of the Year has two interceptions on the season.
Tom Silverstein reports that offensive tackle Chad Clifton suffered a concussion in the Packers’ Week 13 win.
Our View: Luckily for Green Bay, and unfortunately for Detroit, Kyle Vanden Bosch is done for the year with a bulging disc in his neck. That means either TJ Lang or Bryan Bulaga will get to play against Turk McBride instead.
Updating an earlier item, Charles Woodson left Wednesday’s practice with a sprained ankle, according to Tom Silverstein.
Our View: He’s currently being evaluated, and his Week 14 status is unknown. It’s also unclear if he suffered a high ankle sprain, which could sideline him until the playoffs. Even if he’s healthy, the Packers could err on the side of caution and sit him against the Lions. Stay tuned.
Charles Woodson left Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury according to Pat Mayo.
Our View: Coach Mike McCarthy will have his press conference soon, so we’ll know more then, but for now, there are no details. Losing Woodson would obviously sting, especially considering their lack of depth in the secondary.
Although Packers coach Mike McCarthy referred to Brandon Jackson as the "main guy" at running back, he said he would like to have a three-man rotation with Jackson, James Starks and Dmitri Nance.
Jackson played more snaps than Starks Sunday, but Starks ran the ball 14 more times and McCarthy said he graded out well both as a runner and in pass protection. He did add that it was pretty obvious that when Starks was in the game, they were going to run the ball, which is something that needs to be fixed. Nance (concussion) was inactive for the game but could get the short-yardage duties when he’s ready. Starks is the back you want to own here for the remainder of the season.
Rookie James Starks took control of the Packers’ backfield in Week 13, rushing 18 times for 73 yards against the 49ers.
For comparison’s sake, Brandon Jackson carried just four times for 13 yards. Picture the Saints backfield, with Starks in the Chris Ivory role and Jackson being used like Reggie Bush in the passing game. Starks runs too high to avoid getting banged up, but he’s clearly the team’s most talented runner. Featured on a clock-killing, 17-play field-goal drive to seal the win, Starks will be a top waiver wire addition this week.
Greg Jennings hauled in six passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers knocked off the 49ers 34-16 in Week 13.
Playing with house money after the Niners jumped off sides, Aaron Rodgers hit Jennings with a 57-yard bomb for a touchdown. Jennings then beat the jam with a 3-yard fade in the corner of the end zone for a second score. The hottest receiver in the NFL is putting on a clinic with precision route running. Jennings has 100+ yards in three straight games, and he’s up to 944 yards and 11 TDs on the season. It’s hard to imagine a better fantasy play than Jennings at Detroit in Week 14.
Greg Jennings posted six receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 13 win over San Francisco.
Our View: Jennings has been on fire the past three weeks, going over 100 yards three times with five total touchdowns. Next up the Packers face the Lions, who have surrendered eight touchdowns to the wide receiver position over the past three tilts.
Aaron Rodgers completed 21-of-30 passes for 298 yards with three touchdowns against zero interceptions in the Week 13 win over San Francisco.
Our View: A-Rod, who also chipped in four carries for 39 yards, has thrown 11 touchdowns in the past four games. Next up, the Packers hit the road to face the Lions, who Rodgers lit up for three touchdown passes in Week 4.
Packers declared SS Atari Bigby, RB Dimitri Nance, G Nick McDonald, OL Marshall Newhouse, DE Jarius Wynn, LB Matt Wilhelm, CB Patrick Lee, and S Anthony Smith inactive for Weke 13.
Greg Jennings will be active. James Starks will be active for the first time this season, though it remains to be seen how the team uses him. There are no other surprises for the Pack.