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Good news for Packers: Edge rusher Za'Darius Smith active for game vs. Eagles

Ryan Wood
Packers News

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will have their pass rush intact when they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

Outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith (knee) was listed as questionable, but he’s active for the Packers’ short-week game at Lambeau Field.

It will be interesting to see whether the Packers limit Smith’s snap count after his knee issue popped up this week. Smith, who has three sacks in three games, has played 86 percent of the Packers’ defensive snaps this season.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith (55)  against the Minnesota Vikings during their football game Sunday, August 15, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

The Packers will also have outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell available, rounding out the pass rush. Fackrell was listed as questionable on the injury report with a shoulder injury.

The Packers' seven inactves are defensive lineman Montravius Adams (shoulder), inside linebacker Oren Burks (pectoral), receiver Jake Kumerow (shoulder), cornerback Ka’dar Hollman, running back Dexter Williams, offensive lineman Cole Madison and offensive lineman Adam Pankey.

For the Eagles, receiver Alshon Jeffery (calf) and tight end Dallas Goedert (calf) are active, as Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson indicated early in the week. Receiver DeSean Jackson is inactive with an abdomen injury.