Matthews, Rollins sit out Packers practice

Tom Silverstein
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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GREEN BAY - Though cornerback Quinten Rollins was able to ride a stationary bike on the side during practice Wednesday, there's a good chance he'll join fellow corners Sam Shields (concussion, IR) and Damarious Randall (groin surgery) on the sideline Sunday at Atlanta.

Rollins, who injured his groin the day before the Chicago game, would provide some help to a secondary down to its fourth and fifth cornerbacks in covering Falcons star receiver Julio Jones. But it may be wishful thinking for him to be ready in time, especially given how Randall tried to play with his groin injury against Chicago and wound up needing surgery.

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As of right now, the two starting cornerbacks are LaDarius Gunter and Demetri Goodson. Micah Hyde would continue to be the nickel.

Randall was dressed in his uniform and pants and was doing rehab exercises on the side less than a week after surgery. He is expected to be out at least a month.

In addition to Rollins, linebacker Clay Matthews was riding the exercise bike and not practicing. Matthews has battled hamstring and ankle injuries, but he didn't miss any time against Chicago and may just be resting as a precautionary measure.

Running back Don Jackson didn't appear to be limited at all despite an injured left hand. He left the Chicago game just before halftime after banging his hand and was still experiencing swelling Tuesday. However, he had the hand taped and appeared to be taking part in all facets of practice.

Missing from the practice field were running back James Starks (knee surgery) and tight end Jared Cook (ankle).

C Jacob Flores, who was signed to the practice squad Wednesday, was taking part in practice.

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