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Packers' Jermichael Finley, Josh Sitton Not Practicing on Wednesday

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Packers' Jermichael Finley, Josh Sitton Not Practicing on Wednesday

It figured that safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Nick Perry practiced on Wednesday as the Packers returned got back in action for the first time since Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Burnett practiced last week despite being withheld from the Niners game, and for Perry, while stingers shouldn't be taken lightly, it's not often that they're serious.

The surprises, however, were seeing two starters from the Packers offense not out on the field.

According to Rob Demovsky of, both tight end Jermichael Finley and guard Josh Sitton were present at practice, perhaps lending to the notion that it won't be long until they return.

It was also reported that for the time being, Don Barclay has shifted to Sitton's open spot at right guard while Marshall Newhouse is getting reps at right tackle.

Whether that will stay the same throughout the week remains to be seen. Other options at guard are Greg Van Roten and rookie Lane Taylor.

Cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring) remains out.

Head coach Mike McCarthy will give an update at approximately 1:10 p.m. CT during his press conference.

UPDATE at 1:50 p.m.: Finley has a toe injury and Sitton has a back injury. They'll continue to be monitored throughout the week.

Hayward has already been officially ruled out of the upcoming Washington game.

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Jake - State Farm's picture

Sure would be nice to see Mr Perry finally break out start earning that first round money and pick the packers invested. I know he got one sack, but that was last year and a high hit at that.
Haven't noticed anything spectacular since then.

Lets hope they turn Datone loose and stop fooling around with him being a run stopper. Could have drafted another linebacker for that matter.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I'm assuming your talking about that hit on Luck. Which was a perfect hit.

Give the guy some time. He hasn't played much. He is basically a redshirt rookie...

Don't judge the Packers DL on pass rush against the 49ers. They schemed to create a wall so Kaepernick couldn't take off running, which is what killed them last year. It worked. The Packers contained him. The first true team we can judge the pass rush on will be against the Bengals.

PackerBacker's picture

As RC said, holding Datone back was part of the scheme. I'd expect more of that this week against RGIII and against any other mobile QB. Keep them surrounded and stay in your gap.

VApackerfan's picture

I saw some promising things from Perry during pre-season, but this is when it matters.

lmills's picture

Perry and Datone weren't ask to rush much this week. They were there to contain Kaepernick. They did their job well. You'll see more of them when they play true pocket passers.

Drealyn Williams's picture

That's what I keep telling other fans. I sure hope that was the case. It does make sense. I also think the plays where Kaepernick had 5+ seconds to throw the ball would turn into sacks against any other team.

Evan's picture

Yeah. I'm waiting for week 3 against the Bengals to judge the pass rush.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Completely agree. I would say possibly this week we could see more pass rush. I don't know how concerned they are of RG3 running on them. I think they will play very similar to how they did against the 49ers but I think they will try to provide a little more rush.

Jamie's picture

People so quick to judge Perry, especially based on Sunday where he was in contain mode and stopping the run, need to stick to insurance.

Tarynfor12's picture

I have seen no evidence with Perry to date that would allow me to accept him as being anything more than a contain mode (not 1st rd worthy)OLB...unless of coarse,the 'Iliad-esk'completely unblocked sack of Luck is to be the lone tale of his career as told throughout Packerland for ages and ages.

Oh,thats right,he'll make it easier for CM3 and yet it seems CM3 is working harder due to lacking of Perry on the left side.

Hopefully,we'll get to play statues the rest of the season at QB like cans of spam on the market shelves.

I pray to the footballs gods to be wrong but that answer hasn't come.

Evan's picture

6 games. 6 games. 6 games. 6 games.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Wait till the season is over. Then come back and let us know how you feel about Perry. By then you will have actually seen him play.

Jamie's picture

You must also be in insurance...

Johnny's picture

Sure sounds like JMike has turf toe....great. I say just rest him these next two games and use the additional bye week to try to take care of it completely before hitting the bulk of the schedule.

jack in jersey city's picture

god i hope not. i just saw a report that he flew to minnesota this week to get treatment

Johnny's picture

He said it happened when Patrick Willis fell on the back of his foot and his toe dorsiflexed. That's pretty much exactly what causes turf toe.

Lou's picture

According to Bob McGinn's detailed review on Tuesday Finley didn't hurt it blocking anyone - he failed miserably - again.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Didn't we bring a couple interior lineman in Monday for workouts? I hope it's nothing serious with Sitton.

Longshanks's picture

Anytime you are talking about back injuries it's pretty serious. Look at what happened with Justin Harrel.

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