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Finley out, Jones not practicing for Packers

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As the Packers prepare to travel to Minnesota on Sunday night for a border war with a team that couldn’t stay within 15 points of the previously winless Giants, Green Bay will be short-handed.

Again.

Tight end Jermichael Finley officially has been ruled out with a neck injury suffered on Sunday against the Browns.  Likewise, linebacker Clay Matthews remains out after thumb surgery.

Finley’s absence is no surprise.  The bigger question is whether he’ll need surgery, whether he’ll be back this season, and whether he’ll ever be back.

Missing practice on Wednesday were receiver James Jones (knee), linebacker Nick Perry (foot), and tight end Ryan Taylor (knee).

Jones, who initially was believed to have a shin injury following a Week Seven at Baltimore, missed Sunday’s game against the Browns.

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18 Responses to “Finley out, Jones not practicing for Packers”
  1. f1restarter says: Oct 23, 2013 6:07 PM

    Even playing with 3rd and 4th string players, the Packers are better than the Vikings and should win this game by 20 points or more.

  2. chris6523 says: Oct 23, 2013 6:08 PM

    Taking Jordy Nelson out of the mix, the remainder of the packers receivers have about 20 career receptions. As far as the remaining tight ends are concerned, 32 and 21 of those came in Quarless’ rookie year.

    Nelson is going to get a lot of attention Sunday.

  3. immafubared says: Oct 23, 2013 6:26 PM

    Jones is not playing. This is another MM, oh he was almost ready last week lets see about this week. Jones will miss three if not four weeks and Mathews will miss six not four weeks.

    MM thinks he is smart downplaying injuries and everyone like me has learned just add weeks to any player he says may play this next week.

  4. riverace19 says: Oct 23, 2013 6:47 PM

    The country will learn all about Brandon Bostick Sunday night.

  5. packhawk04 says: Oct 23, 2013 7:18 PM

    Guy above is right, nelson will get a lot of attention. Which is why jarrett boykin, after 8 grabs for 103 yards and a td sunday, will have similar numbers.

  6. beerbratscheese says: Oct 23, 2013 7:19 PM

    Rodgers is one of the most accurate QBs in the NFL, and the Vikings secondary is one of the worst in the NFL. For this game, the Packers don’t need three starting-caliber WRs and a starting-caliber TE. They just need guys that can run routes and catch passes.

    Boykin proved that last week and I believe other guys will step up this week. If the Packers lose this week, it won’t be because of their offense.

  7. wheezerswin says: Oct 23, 2013 7:24 PM

    This is a bye week for the Pack. From what I hear they are just flying the practice squad up to minny to get in some good experience on how to mop the floor with a division 3 high school team. It will give them more time to get healthy.

  8. seatownballers says: Oct 23, 2013 8:10 PM

    Packers win by fourteen

  9. stellarperformance says: Oct 23, 2013 8:24 PM

    This game will be tougher than people think.

  10. aaronfraudgers says: Oct 23, 2013 9:07 PM

    Ponder made the Packers look foolish last year.

    Vikings Nation laughs at Packers fans for taking this game lightly.

  11. mrcwood21 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:30 PM

    all you packer fans need to chill….. this in all accounts can be a battle… everytime we play the vikes anything can happen

  12. pwrback2 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:33 PM

    As a Vikes fan of 37 yrs. I admit its tough watching other teams find a gem as a QB. But as Packer fans you have to admit it has been pretty good for you fans, having Farve and then Rodgers waiting for four yrs behind Brett watching and learning, that being said walk in these shoes and see how strong a Viking fan is….
    Good luck to all teams I am a football fan

  13. shaundolphinsfan23 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:45 PM

    I thought the Packers would win this game by 21 when Josh Freeman was quarterback for the Vikings. Now that it’s Ponder, the Packers will win by 14.

  14. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 24, 2013 3:18 AM

    Green Bay dropped 31 points on Cleveland’s 7th ranked Defense.

    Minnesota’s Defense is ranked 29th in the NFL in points.

    Minnesota’s Defense is ranked 27th in the NFL in yards

    I think it’s gonna be a blowout.

  15. gforce4all says: Oct 24, 2013 7:38 AM

    Packers better not be sleeping for this one.Division games are always fought hard no matter what the records are.

  16. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:08 AM

    The Packers can’t just show up and assume they’ll beat the Bears next weekend. Even without Cutler, Briggs and Melton, they’re a dangerous team.

  17. shazzyshard says: Oct 24, 2013 12:54 PM

    Anytime it is a division game, even if it is the Jaguars….ok maybe not the Jaguars….the worse of a year the other team is having, the more the other division team better look out! They have nothing to lose and will be happy to through a wrench in your “we got this easy win” game plan. The Pack will be ready and the “replacements” seem to get over the learning curve quickly, sometimes more so then some of the vets that are currently not playing. Go Pack Go!

  18. packfanaj12 says: Oct 24, 2013 1:30 PM

    Quite annoying, MM makes it impossible to know how a player is recovering… James Jones was a game day decision last week basically saying he is almost ready to be back… 3 days later he still does not practice… I have also read reports that say 2-3 weeks. I know it makes it harder for other teams to prepare because they do not know who will be active that day…. But come on, this drives me nuts… I am a stock holder ya know! I feel this is almost to the point of lying.

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