Rodgers, Woodson, Matthews and Jennings all down for Packers

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on January 1, 2012 – 12:38 pm

After much debate whether the Packers would rest their starters against Detroit today, the inactives officially show that they will.

Not playing for Green Bay are quarterback Aaron Rodgers, cornerback Charles Woodson, linebacker Clay Matthews and wide receiver Greg Jennings. Jennings had already been ruled out on the injury report earlier this week.

Also inactive for the Packers are wide receiver Randall Cobb, running back James Starks and tackle Bryan Bulaga.

Starting in place of Rodgers will be quarterback Matt Flynn; wide receiver Jordy Nelson will start in place of Jennings; tackle Marshall Newhouse will start for Bulaga; linebacker Brad Jones will start for Matthews, linebacker Frank Zombo will start for Erik Walden, who is active, and cornerback Sam Shields wills tart for Woodson.

Notable inactives for Detroit include defensive tackle Corey Williams, who has been playing through a hip injury, and safety Louis Delmas, who hasn’t played since suffering a knee injury against the Packers on Thanksgiving.

Defensive tackle Sammie Hill will start for Williams while safety Chris Harris will start for Delmas.

Other Lions inactives include quarterback Drew Stanton, cornerback Aaron Berry, running back Joique Bell, safety Ricardo Silva and guard Leonard Davis.


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3 Responses to “Rodgers, Woodson, Matthews and Jennings all down for Packers”

  1. By Karen on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well, DANG!! Although I understand the thought process of GB, I wanted this to be a total, complete, knock-down, drag-out brawl between these two teams!! GO LIONS!!!

  2. By Chris hamilton on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    What’s the deal with Leonard Davis? Just wondering he’s been inactive since everytime I look at the list

  3. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 3, 2012 | Reply

    I still can’t believe we lost that game, worst game of the season by far. I hate the Slackers!

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