Packers list four questionable for Sunday

Posted Dec 15, 2017

CB Davon House won't play against Carolina

GREEN BAY – The Packers have listed four players as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, including starting linebacker Nick Perry.

Perry missed last week’s game with a foot and shoulder injuries before practicing in a limited capacity this week. The sixth-year linebacker has 38 tackles with seven sacks and a forced fumble in 11 games (10 starts).

Green Bay also has listed linebacker Jake Ryan (knee), cornerback Demetri Goodson (hamstring) and right tackle Jason Spriggs (hip) as questionable.

The Packers have ruled out cornerback Davon House, who left last Sunday’s 27-21 overtime win in Cleveland with a back injury and didn’t return. He didn’t practice this week.

While the second-year cornerback Josh Hawkins likely will start in House’s place, Goodson could provide depth at the boundary position if he’s able to play. Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Goodson’s availability would be decided after practice Saturday. If Goodson is given the green light, it would be the fourth-year cornerback's first game since tearing his ACL last November in Washington.

Spriggs dropped out of practice on Thursday with a hip injury, but McCarthy told reporters on Friday morning he’s not too concerned. The 2016 second-round pick has started the last three games at right tackle.

“I thought first game was not quite to his standard, and I thought he clearly stepped up in the second game,” McCarthy said. “I thought he did some good things last week. Our fits in the run game weren’t quite what we were looking for early on in the game, but I thought once we got going that he played well.”

Linebacker Ahmad Brooks (back), defensive tackle Quinton Dial (chest/knee) and guard Lucas Patrick (hand) were removed from the injury report and should be available to play.

The Panthers have ruled out guard Trai Turner (concussion) and linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot) after neither practiced this week. Amini Silatolu is expected to start at right guard in place of Turner. Receiver Devin Funchess (shoulder) and center Tyler Larsen (foot) are questionable.

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