Clay Matthews won’t be the only member of the Packers linebacking corps on the sideline for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that coach Mike McCarthy said that the team has ruled out linebacker Brad Jones as well. Jones is suffering from a hamstring injury and McCarthy said there was no reason to think that he’d be out of the lineup for an extended period of time. Jones has started all four games for the Packers this year and has recorded 29 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
Jamari Lattimore will replace Jones in the starting lineup. It will be the third-year player’s first NFL start. Backup outside linebacker Andy Mulumba did not practice on Wednesday, leaving the team with just three healthy players at that spot with Matthews out following thumb surgery.
The Packers were also without cornerback Casey Hayward at practice on Wednesday, which isn’t a great sign for his chances of playing after missing the first four games with a hamstring injury.