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No practice for Nelson, Finley

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When announcing that cornerback Charles Woodson has been cleared to return from a broken collarbone, Packers coach Mike McCarthy opted to say nothing about receiver Jordy Nelson’s status until Wednesday, when the team’s first official injury report of the week comes due.

But these matters have a way of percolating to the surface.  According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nelson was held out of Tuesday’s session with a knee injury.

Ditto for tight end Jermichael Finley, whose eye swelled shut during Sunday’s loss to the Vikings after he was poked in it.

Also not practicing were defensive lineman Jerel Worthy and receiver Jarrett Boykin, both of whom also were injured on Sunday.

The good news is that receiver Randall Cobb was a “full go” following a Week 16 ankle sprain that kept him out of the regular-season finale.

The Packers host the Vikings on Saturday night, in the teams’ first playoff meeting since Randy Moss rubbed his rump on a Lambeau Field goalpost eight Januaries ago.

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8 Responses to “No practice for Nelson, Finley”
  1. richcranium2112 says: Jan 1, 2013 8:37 PM

    Really nice time to be getting a fuller contingent together for Green Bay. Great game coming up!!

  2. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 1, 2013 9:27 PM

    If i was McCarthy, i’d leave Ross back there to return kick offs and punts. Keep Cobb healthy and only as a WR for now. Wouldn’t want Cobb to get injured again cuz if they do beat the Vikings, it would be nice to have Cobb for the NFCCG, or Super Bowl. Ross proved last weekend that he can possibly be as dangerous of a return specialist as Cobb.

    Should be a good game. Last weekend was a tough game. Brutal, tough NFC North division game.

    In my mind, it’s gonna come down to the trenches, and which true MVP candidate makes the most plays… Rodgers or Peterson. Those are really the only two that should be up for MVP consideration. Not Manning, Brady or anyone else.

  3. cakester2012 says: Jan 1, 2013 10:43 PM

    Wishing Andy Reid blessings and success for his FAMILY and his CAREER. It is never ONE game, ONE season or ONE reason….as I have learned in my own career. But Andy is a talented individual and gave Phila a good run.

    My family has been cheering to bring Lovie Smith to Philadelphia! I am just looking forward to a great season for all of the fans of our Phila Eagles.

  4. nvpacker says: Jan 1, 2013 11:24 PM

    Moss did not rub his rump on the goalpost at Lambeau, the p.o.s. simulated the act of “mooning” the Lambeau crowd. The goalpost rub occured when Favre came back in purple, as a queen, and rubbed his frontside on the goalpost at Lambeau. GO PACK!

  5. andrhahn says: Jan 2, 2013 1:18 AM

    I’ll never forget watching that game and hearing Joe Buck exclaim, “That’s disguising”, referring to Moss’s fake moon of the goal post. Go Vikes.

  6. rasalghoul says: Jan 2, 2013 3:58 AM

    Hey cakester, how were those hash brownies?

    If the Packers get Nelson and Finley back for this game its over for the Vikings. Nelson, Jones, Jennings and Cobb out at wr, Finley “attempting” a chip block he will pull a LB 90% of the time. I don’t see the vikings dbs stopping anything when they are facing what is basically a 5 wr set.

  7. garyman1 says: Jan 2, 2013 7:49 AM

    I would be surprised if Worthy can go this week… his injury looked pretty bad. Would be nice to get all of our receivers out there for Rodgers this week.

  8. purpblooded says: Jan 2, 2013 12:24 PM

    I feel sorry for Woodson, he’s a class act, but he’ll have the unenviable job of trying to stop Peterson, barreling straight at him with a full head of steam.

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