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McCarthy post-practice: D.J. Williams has strained hamstring

Oct. 11, 2012
 
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Following are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's press conference after Packers practice today:

♦ Tight end D.J. Williams didn't practice today because of a strained hamstring sustained near the end of practice Wednesday. McCarthy gave little indication of the injury's severity. Starting tight end Jermichael Finley's status for Sunday night already is in doubt because of a shoulder injury that prevented him from practicing Wednesday and today.

"Obviously D.J. was a big part of our planning," McCarthy said. "He's never had a hamstring injury before, so this is new territory for him. We'll see where he is tomorrow."

♦ Of the Packers' three players on the physically unable to perform list, McCarthy said outside linebacker Frank Zombo (hamstring) and tight end Andrew Quarless (knee reconstruction surgery) are closer to being ready to play than tackle Derek Sherrod (broken lower leg). Starting next week, there's a three-week window for PUP players to begin practicing, and once they start practicing, that begins another three-week window after which they must be activated, put on IR or released.

♦ McCarthy said three of his injured players -- Finley, defensive lineman B.J. Raji and receiver Greg Jennings -- are veteran enough that they could play Sunday night even if they don't practice this week.

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