Packers starting offensive line active
The Green Bay Packers will have their starting offensive line back together today against the Oakland Raiders.
Center Corey Linsley (ankle) is active after missing Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. The rest of the offensive line – tackles Bryan Bulaga (ankle) and David Bakhtiari (knee), and guards T.J. Lang (ankle/shoulder) and Josh Sitton (back) — was also on the injury report this week, but were all probable.
Backup JC Tretter has played well in two spot starts in place of Linsley, but presumably will concede the starting post back to the second-year center, who initially was listed as questionable after being limited in practice this week. The Raiders are tied for 10th in the NFL in sacks (34).
Cornerback Sam Shields (concussion) and receiver Ty Montgomery (ankle) were ruled out on Friday. The Packers’ other five inactives are quarterback Brett Hundley, running back John Crockett, outside linebacker Andy Mulumba, guard Josh Walker, tight end Kennard Backman are all healthy scratches.
Offensive lineman Lane Taylor is active for only the second time this season. He’s the primary backup to Lang and Sitton. The Packers previously activated Walker because of his ability to play both guard and tackle.
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