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Packers running short at LB: Smith doubtful

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The backup to the backup is now on the field for the Packers.

Inside linebacker D.J. Smith left the game with a right knee injury and is doubtful to return.

He was replacing Desmond Bishop, who was lost for the year to a hamstring injury before the start of the regular season.

That had the Packers down to Brad Jones in the middle. Most of the former seventh-rounder’s experience is on the outside.

The good news is, Aaron Rodgers has staked them to a 21-10 halftime lead.

UPDATE 10:17 p.m. ET: Neither Smith nor Nick Perry, who left earlier with a knee injury, will return.

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11 Responses to “Packers running short at LB: Smith doubtful”
  1. mataug says: Oct 14, 2012 10:02 PM

    Houston Texans, cut blocks, LOL….

  2. phuriousjorge says: Oct 14, 2012 10:24 PM

    That last penalty just cost the Texans the game.

  3. hunst009 says: Oct 14, 2012 10:27 PM

    The texans can no longer complain about the hit that knocked Cushing out. That was no different and not necessary.

  4. bigassbiscuit says: Oct 14, 2012 10:31 PM

    I wish they were running short of ol’ butter fingers Finley.

  5. phuriousjorge says: Oct 14, 2012 10:33 PM

    Texans need to manage the clock like a two-minute drill from here on out.

  6. langner91 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:09 PM

    The Packers should just play with 10 on defense the rest of the way. Where’s all the Packer haters now? Bedtime already?

  7. thejuddstir says: Oct 14, 2012 11:13 PM

    When this game was close, the officials more than made up for the Packers game at Seattle. Hopefully we have heard the last of packer fans crying about the officiating.

  8. hunst009 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:23 PM

    thejuddstir, what call are you talking about? There’s been nothing bad.

  9. packhawk04 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:23 PM

    “When this game was close”… lol…

  10. contrasuxbalz says: Oct 14, 2012 11:40 PM

    thejuddstir says: Oct 14, 2012 11:13 PM

    When this game was close, the officials more than made up for the Packers game at Seattle. Hopefully we have heard the last of packer fans crying about the officiating.
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    You have to be the single dumbest football fan in history. Was there some questionable calls? Yes but both ways. The PI call on Shields that gave you guys a TD was non-existent. Can you say with a straight face that those calls changed the overall outcome of the game? Ofcourse not the Texans were out classes from bell to bell.

  11. axespray says: Oct 14, 2012 11:48 PM

    Texans ain’t real…. go beat on the jags and brag, lol

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