Packers Practice Report: Tramon Williams, Sam Shields Sit Out

Neither of the Packers preferred starters at cornerback practiced on Wednesday.

It was notable day for both participants and non-participants alike at Green Bay Packers practice on Wednesday.

According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, who was inside the team's Don Hutson Center:

Among the developments were the Packers' starting cornerbacks sitting out.

Both Sam Shields (knee) and Tramon Williams (ankle) left the recent game against the Miami Dolphins with injuries and did not return.

While head coach Mike McCarthy said he did not think either of the injuries were "long term," he was non-committal to saying they'd be able to return in time for the upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers.

The Packers will have to rely on a group of reserve cornerbacks—including Davon House, Casey Hayward, Jarrett Bush and Demetri Goodson—for as long as their preferred starters remain out.

Meanwhile, the Packers appear to have gotten back a trio of injured players, each of whom missed at least a portion of the Dolphins game.

Lattimore exited the Dolphins game and did not return, while Jones and Boykin were among the team's inactives for Week 6.

Offensive lineman J.C. Tretter also reportedly practiced for the first time during the regular season:

Tretter remains on the team's short-term injured reserve list. He cannot be activated until after Week 8 at the earliest.

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jmac34's picture

October 15, 2014 at 01:27 pm

Getting Lattimore back is huge as it helps keep Brad Jones off the field. How that guy still has a job is beyond my comprehension. It's nice that Carolina only has one really good wr so Tramon and Shields absence won't hurt as much.

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October 15, 2014 at 02:50 pm

Quit while you're behind skip cowless.

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L's picture

October 15, 2014 at 04:26 pm

You said, "This is a huge game for the defense. If they can't contain Carolina's mobile QB attack, they have no chance vs SF and SEA."

When C.Newton is fully healthy he's arguably the very best mobile QB in the league, so even if the Packers don't contain him as well as we'd all like I don't think it automatically means the defense will be even more disastrous against SF and SEA. I will add though that R.Wilson is IMO a much smarter and more resourceful QB than either C.Newton or C.Kaepernick. The main thing we have going for us against Newton and the Panthers verses those other two teams is that the Panther's rushing attack outside of Cam isn't looking especially threatening, so the defense should be able to focus it's game plan more specifically on Newton himself.

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October 16, 2014 at 12:36 am

Carolina is allowing 140 yards per game rushing. Apparently, Kuechly has not been able to stop the running attacks of other teams all by himself.

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October 15, 2014 at 03:01 pm

Tretter should probably get the start when we face the large red balls.

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October 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm

Is it a given that Lattimore will start in front of Bad Jones? I would like to think so, but I nothing surprises me anymore.

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