The Packers listed Mike Neal and Desmond Bishop as questionable (50/50 chance of playing) for Sunday's game against the Eagles. They also ruled out Brandon Underwood, meaning rookie Sam Shields will most likely be the nickel corner, unless there is a surprise promotion of Pat Lee on the horizon. McCarthy said Neal and Bishop would be game-time decisions.
Losing Neal would be a blow to a defense that is looking for anything it can get when it comes to rushing the passer. The rookie out of Purdue has showed great promise pushing the pocket from inside and was being counted on to spell BJ Raji when defensive coordinator Dom Capers goes to his sub packages.
If Neal is ruled out, expect to see some Justin Harrell in the mix along with Ryan Pickett taking snaps in the nickel.
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