Aaron Rodgers, Nick Perry active for Packers; Davon House, Demetri Goodson out vs. Panthers

Tom Silverstein
Packers News
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs onto the field for warmups before the game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

GREEN BAY - Three injured Green Bay Packers starters showed enough this week to be active for the critical match-up against the Carolina Panthers Sunday.

Outside linebacker Nick Perry (foot / knee), inside linebacker Jake Ryan (knee) and right tackle Jason Spriggs (hip) will play at Bank of America Stadium.

The Packers will be without cornerbacks Davon House (back) and Demetri Goodson (hamstring).

It is expected that Josh Hawkins will start for House. The Packers also have undrafted rookie cornerbacks Donatello Brown and Lenzy Pipkins active.

Perry did not play last week against Cleveland, but Ryan and Spriggs did. The Packers are going to need a big game from Perry to help keep Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in check.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who as activated off injured reserve Saturday in place of third-string quarterback Joe Callahan, who was released, took part in his normal warm-ups before the game. He spent his usual session throwing to Jordy Nelson on an array of pass routes.

Here are the Packers' inactives: 

  • CB Davon House
  • CB Demetri Goodson
  • T Ulrick John
  • G/T Adam Pankey
  • WR Michael Clark
  • DT Montravius Adams
  • LB Chris Odom

The Panthers will be without starting right guard Trai Turner and outside linebacker Shaq Thompson. Amini Silatolu will start for Turner and David May will start for Thompson.

Former Packers CB LaDarius Gunter is active for the Panthers.

Here are the Panthers' inactives:

  • CB Captain Munnerlyn
  • QB Garrett Gilbert
  • FB Alex Armah
  • LB Shaq Thompson
  • G Trai Turner
  • DE Zach Moore
  • C Tyler Larsen


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