Without Evan Dietrich-Smith the Packers are in the unenviable position of switching T.J. Lang to center and inserting some combination of Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, Derrek Sherrod or Lane Taylor on the right side of the offensive line.
But with Dietrich-Smith in the lineup, the Packers would have all their preferred starters out on the field.
Wednesday is the first day of practice this week in Green Bay as the Packers prepare to take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday with the hopes of a spot in the playoffs still alive, and an opportunity that Dietrich-Smith takes part after suffering the second knee injury of his season this past Thursday in Detroit.
"He feels better," said head coach Mike McCarthy on Tuesday. "He feels that the time off really helped him, and I'm hopeful that he'll practice tomorrow."
If there's a chance of quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing, and he hasn't been ruled out, the Packers will want to put together as good of an offensive line as they can assemble in order to protect him.
McCarthy will have an update at his Wednesday press conference streamed live on the team's official website at 1:00 p.m. CT.
In the evening, tight end Ryan Taylor will fill in for injured tight end Jermichael Finley as host of the weekly J-Mike and M.D. Show from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. CT on WDUZ 107.5 FM and 1400 AM in Green Bay, according to the station's Facebook posting.
Offensive lineman Don Barclay will be the guest. The show originates from Thornberry Creek golf course in Oneida, Wis. in front of an audience and will be streamed live on TheFan1075.com.
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