Morgan Burnett won’t travel to Tennessee with Packers

AP

The Packers will be down a starting safety when they face the Titans in Saturday’s preseason opener.

Morgan Burnett won’t make the trip to Nashville with his teammates after suffering a strained oblique at practice on Monday. He’s remained out through the week and coach Mike McCarthy included Burnett on the list of players whose injuries would keep them out of the lineup this week.

“You want to be there; as a competitor, you want to be involved,” Burnett said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “It’s just something we’ve got to take one day at a time.”

Micah Hyde will start at one safety spot and the Packers will likely choose between Sean Richardson and first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at the other safety spot. Demovsky reports that McCarthy said Richardson has had “a helluva camp,” but the desire to see what the rookie can do could wind up tilting the playing time in his direction.

Defensive linemen Jerel Worthy and Letroy Guion and safety Tanner Miller will also remain in Green Bay along with the previously ruled out tackle Don Barclay, wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and tight end Colt Lyerla.

23 responses to “Morgan Burnett won’t travel to Tennessee with Packers

  1. All the people who like to poke fun at Packers injuries… just remember your comments when the Packers backup players are dominating like they did in 2010… the whole league knew of their injuries and there was still no stopping the Pack.

  2. Do you rival fans fully think what would happen if the Packers go 6-10 or 4-12? Imagine what they could do if they had a top 10 or top 5 pick in the draft.

  3. Big deal, the starters are likely to play one or two series at the most and then give way to the 2nd stringers. Watching the 2nd and 3rd stringers is what the pre season is for, its just sometimes hard for the average Viking fan to figure that out because they are so used to watching 2nd stringers more commonly referred to as the Vikings.

  4. Better hope he heals faster than Joe Mauer, who’s been sidelined dang near the whole Twins season with the same injury.

  5. Lol 6-10 huh…..what are we, the vikes? Like usual it will be earrily quiet in these packer threads once the season starts.

  6. Do you rival fans fully think what would happen if the Packers go 6-10 or 4-12? Imagine what they could do if they had a top 10 or top 5 pick in the draft.
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    We know what they could do. They would draft B.J. Raji and A.J. Hawk. Excuse me for not being worried.

  7. Ever since the Thompson/McCarthy era started, any area of serious doubt on the roster has had the locked in player suddenly hobbled during preseason games.

    This is nothing but a commonly used ploy to try and get the best out of prospective players looking at an injury situation.

    Morgan Burnett will start week 1 and whoever plays best over preseason games will start next to him.

  8. In Teddy We Trust says:Aug 8, 2014 6:13 PM

    We know what they could do. They would draft B.J. Raji and A.J. Hawk. Excuse me for not being worried.

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    You are right A.J. Hawk is only a player who is consistant, stays healthy (he has only missed 2 games in the past 8 seasons), typically leads the team in tackles, doesn’t rack up penalties, does make the occasional big play (i.e. sack, int, forced fumble), and leads the defense (he is the defensive player with the radio in his helmet who tells the rest of the defense what the play is). I mean who would ever want another player like that on their team.

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