Monday, September 30, 2013
Starter Pack: Back to work
By Rob Demovsky
A roundup of what’s happening on the Green Bay Packers beat.
The Packers get back to work Monday following their bye week with a practice -- likely a light workout -- at 3 p.m. local time.
It will be the first indicator on the progress of several players who entered the bye on the injury list and their status for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.
To review, here are the players we’ll be monitoring:
RB Johnathan Franklin (foot, injured in the last game)
CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring, missed the last two games)
RB Eddie Lacy (concussion, missed the last game)
CB Casey Hayward (hamstring, missed all three games)
FB John Kuhn (hamstring, missed the last game)
RB James Starks (knee, injured in the last game)
S Morgan Burnett (hamstring, missed all three games)
OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring, injured in the last game)
TE Jermichael Finley (concussion, injured in the last game)
There was almost no information available during the bye week on the injured players, however, Finley did offer some insight into his situation in a video he posted on his personal website. As was noted when the video was posted on Friday, it’s not known exactly when it was taken but at the time he had not yet been cleared to return.
If you’re interested in getting an early start on the Packers’ next opponent, check out ESPN.com colleague Michael Rothstein’s coverage on the Lions page.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s coverage over the weekend included Pete Dougherty’s in-depth look at the hamstring issues several players have faced this season and a story on an unusual development in the Packers’ non-football operation -- the resignation of executive committee member Edward Martin, a local businessman.