Sunday, November 1, 2009
Berrian and Clifton active, will start (presumably)
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Minnesota receiver Bernard Berrian will play, Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley will not, and if the Packers are planning a change at left tackle, they haven’t let on yet.
That’s the upshot of the inactive lists just distributed here in the press box. Berrian (hamstring) must have passed his tests during warmups. There was little doubt that Finley (knee) would play. And left tackle Chad Clifton is active, and the only lineup change the Packers announced was that center Scott Wells would start in place of Jason Spitz, who is inactive because of a back injury.
Clifton is the Packers’ default starter, so I’m assuming he will get the nod over rookie T.J. Lang. That’s a mild surprise, but we’ll see how it plays out.
For Minnesota, the only surprise deactivation is fullback Naufahu Tahi. Receiver Percy Harvin (shoulder, illness) is active.