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Morgan Burnett Unexpectedly Misses Packers Practice

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Morgan Burnett Unexpectedly Misses Packers Practice

Considering Morgan Burnett took part in practice on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, it came as unexpected he missed the Packers' final tune-up session on Friday before their season-opening game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Burnett injured his hamstring in the team's third preseason games against the Seattle Seahawks and was withheld from the preseason finale against Kansas City Chiefs last week.

It appeared Burnett had been recovering nicely based upon his return to practice earlier in the week.

Whether he suffered a setback or the Packers are just playing things safe and taking it easy with Burnett is currently unknown.

Game day status reports will be released later this afternoon, and head coach Mike McCarthy will address the media at 12:30 p.m. CT, according to the team's official website.

If the Packers were forced to miss Sunday's game without Burnett, it would be a blow to a defense that's looking for an answer to quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the 49ers offense.

M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian would figure to replace Burnett in the starting lineup should Burnett miss any time, just as they did in the preseason finale.

UPDATE at 12:50 p.m.: Burnett was officially announced as questionable for Sunday's game, ostensibly giving him a 50/50 chance of playing against the Niners.

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packsmack25's picture

http://bit.ly/165BZuW

Here they come....

Evan's picture

heh...

Jamie's picture

Yep...only thing left now is for cowtard to log out and log back in as jakek.

Evan's picture

Questionable with hamstring.

Ugh.

EDIT: So is Brad Jones, though, and he practiced today. So, who knows...

Johnny's picture

Who's clearing these guys to practice? Hayward. Jones, and Burnett all have reinjured hamstring injuries after returning to practice/games too soon. Ridiculous.

jeremy's picture

That's the nature of hammies. You just don't know until you test them.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Also with DuJuan Harris. He reinjured his knee, and now is out for the year.

Cow42's picture

Whether Jones and/or Burnett play is irrelevant.

Loss either way.

Let anyone with even a minor nick sit this one out.
Focus on getting just 1 win before the bye.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I think they should just save the team some money and not even fly out to San Fran this weekend. No point of even playing since its already written down as a loss....

Stroh's picture

Your a pillar of pessimism cowpie. Close game too close to call.

ZeroTolerance's picture

Wow. It must be sad to never be happy.

Bearmeat's picture

^This^

The TKstinator's picture

I find blind optimism irritating.
I find blind pessimism irritating too.
Sheesh.

Jeremy's picture

Why not just cancel the season since the 49ers have already locked up the win in Superbowl XLVIII.

Cow42's picture

Yup.

Cow42's picture

When you've got Rodgers, any season that doesn't end with a ring is a failure.

I think 14-15 is the season we may see something.

This season is solely for entertainment purposes. I expect jack squat out of this team

Week 1 and we already without...

Harris
Bulaga
Burnett
B. Jones
Hayward

The stars are not aligned.

Stroh's picture

Just like '10 isn't it?!

Idiot Fan's picture

Come on, it was TOTALLY obvious in 2010 when we were 3-3 and coming off of losses to the Redskins and Dolphins, with a bunch of injuries, that we would go on to win the Super Bowl...

Cow42's picture

The guys they lost in '10 were nowhere near as important as the guys listed above.

Plus-that was like a 1 in a million run. Good luck with something like that happening again.

Just sick of going into every season with GLARING weaknesses. Couldn't they have at least found a way to be average at OL & S? Instead they're horrible.

Stroh's picture

Yeah that Tauscher guysucked in '10. Can only imagine how much worse the OL would be w Bulaga Sherrod and Tretter healthy. I hate it when they don't draft guys ahead of time to replace injured players.

Jeremy's picture

The 9ers are going to miss Goldson and Crabtree more than most people think.

packsmack25's picture

Don't forget Walker. He did a lot of their dirty work. And Sopoaga, who made their run defense pretty damn effective. And Ricky Jean-Francois, who gave their d-line quality depth which helped them avoid injuries.

Fish . Crane's picture

So quiet on the Lacy front lately.......like he's not even on the team. .....hehehe

pooch's picture

Banjo at Safety,quit scewing around

Bibbon Hazel's picture

31-24 Pack

I bleed Green More's picture

Lets sing a song and let Banjo play.

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