As the Packers prepare to follow their epic Sunday night showdown against the Vikings with a trip to the New Meadowlands Stadium and a game against the Jets, both teams have gotten some good news on the injury front.
For the Packers, linebacker Clay Matthews — the NFL’s sack leader with 8.5 — has exited the injury report.
For the Jets, cornerback Darrelle Revis fully participated in practice despite his lingering hamstring injury.
The Packers list nine players on their initial report. Linebacker Brad Jones (shoulder) is out; coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday that Jones will have shoulder surgery. Receiver Donald Driver (quadricep) did not practice. Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett (ankle) also did not participate.
Practicing on a limited basis were tackle Chad Clifton (knee), safety Nick Collings (knee), defensive end Cullen Jenkins (calf), tackle Mark Tauscher (shoulder), and cornerback Charles Woodson (toe).
For the Jets, center Nick Mangold (shoulder) fully participated in practice. Also, linebacker Calvin Pace (foot) practiced on a limited basis.