Sunday, December 9, 2012
OT Lang active for Packers despite ankle injury
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang is active for Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy had indicated they were preparing to start undrafted rookie Don Barclay at right tackle because of Lang's ankle injury. Lang was injured last week against Minnesota, and was limited Friday after sitting out practice the previous two days.
Green Bay got back one of its defensive backs in cornerback Sam Shields, but Charles Woodson is missing another week with a broken collarbone. Also on Green Bay's inactive list are: RB James Starks: LBs Clay Matthews and Terrell Manning; WR Jordy Nelson; and DEs Mike Neal and C.J. Wilson.
The Lions will be without Corey Williams, who has two of the 12 sacks by Detroit's defensive tackles. S Louis Delmas; Ts Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard; WR Lance Long; DE Ronnell Lewis; and QB Kellen Moore are Detroit's other inactives.