Packers hoping to restore linebacker depth, run defence
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers will have two players line up at inside linebacker Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Who they'll be is anyone's guess.
The good news at least for Green Bay is that two starters are getting closer to returning at a position where injuries have sapped depth and weakened the run
Second-year starter Jake Ryan hasn't played a snap on
With both players inactive against the Eagles, Clay Matthews was moved from outside linebacker to inside linebacker and started alongside Joe Thomas. Matthews, however, sustained an injured shoulder on the opening series when he was
All three players were listed as limited participation on Thursday.
"You prepare for the worst and, if you get good news, then you're happy about that," defensive
Even while essentially missing the last three games, Ryan is the team's leading tackler. Without him, a run
When Martinez was injured, he said he immediately feared the worst. He sat out practice last week and felt his return on Thursday was a step in the right direction.
Meanwhile, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was listed as limited participation as he recovers from a hamstring injury sustained during the third quarter on Monday night. He is coming off what quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt called his best performance of the season in the 27-13 victory.
Rodgers was 30 of 39 for 313 yards and two touchdowns.
"I thought he was locked in," Van Pelt said. "Even had some throwaways and a couple potential drops, so he was almost perfect with the ball."
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