The Packers are back at work ahead of Sunday’s Wild Card game and they’re back to waiting for cornerback Sam Shields to get cleared to make a full return.
Shields suffered a concussion in Week 14 against the Cowboys and missed the final three games of the regular season. He had progressed enough to be a limited participant in practice last week, but coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday that he remains in the concussion protocol.
Casey Hayward, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins have been the top corners in Green Bay with Shields out of the lineup. A hot Redskins passing game is going to present problems on Sunday with or without Shields, but having him available to run with DeSean Jackson would be a benefit for the Packers.
McCarthy also said that he hoped left tackle David Bakhtiari would be able to do some work in Wednesday’s practice. Bakhtiari hasn’t played the last two weeks due to an ankle injury and the Packers have not found a successful solution in either Don Barclay or moving guard Josh Sitton outside.