C Evan Dietrich-Smith, who turned his ankle yesterday, not practicing. Also out: Bakhtiari, Pickett, Neal, Wilson. Bakhtiari is a new one.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 5, 2013
There have been no reports as to the reason David Bakhtiari missed practice for the Packers in Green Bay on Thursday, but head coach Mike McCarthy will give an update at a press conference later in the afternoon.
Likewise, there was no report as to who was filling in on the offensive line in the absence of Bakhtiari and Dietrich-Smith, although the makeup of the starting lineup has to come as a concern with so many backups playing significant roles.
The Packers would have to choose from some combination of Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, Derek Sherrod and Lane Taylor.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have practiced in pads for the first time since breaking his collarbone on Thursday, but the Packers would have to think long and hard about letting him operate behind a makeshift offensive line in a game environment.
The offensive line struggled as it was with only Dietrich-Smith missing from the team's last game against Detroit when they allowed seven sacks to Matt Flynn.
Also missing practice on Thursday were linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive linemen C.J. Wilson (ankle) and Ryan Pickett, who's missing practice for the first time this week.
Newhouse mostly at LT and combination of Sherrod, Barclay, Taylor, on the right. RT @jpdavis1982: Who is working without Bakthiari and EDS?
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) December 5, 2013
Mike McCarthy said Bakhtiari went home ill on Thursday, though he did take part in team meetings.
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