Packers down six starters against Minnesota Vikings

Tom Silverstein
Packers News
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Lambeau Field hours before the Packers and Vikings play.

GREEN BAY - Welcome to the Green Bay Packers' fifth exhibition game.

At least that's what it's going to seem like with all the starters who will be sitting Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.

The Packers will be without six starters from the game last Sunday against Carolina, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was put on injured reserve on Wednesday.

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Also inactive are receiver Davante Adams (concussion), cornerback Damarious Randall (knee), linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), linebacker Nick Perry (ankle/shoulder) and guard Jahri Evans (knee).

Replacement starters could be Geronimo Allison for Adams (if the Packers start with three wide receivers), Josh Hawkins for Randall, Ahmad Brooks for Matthews, Kyler Fackrell for Nick Perry and Justin McCray for Evans.

The one returning player from a week ago is cornerback Davon House (back).

Here are the Packers' inactives:

  • WR Davante Adams
  • CB Damarious Randall
  • LB Clay Matthews
  • LB Nick Perry
  • C Dillon Day
  • G Jahri Evans
  • G/T Adam Pankey

The Vikings, on the other hand, are a healthy team. No starters will be out.

Here are the Vikings' inactives:

  • QB Kyle Sloter
  • WR Stacy Coley
  • CB Tramaine Brock
  • RB Mack Brown
  • T Aviante Collins
  • DE Tashawn Bower
  • DT Jaleel Johnson



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