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Clay Matthews questionable, Nick Perry doubtful to play against Vikings

CB Davon House, G Jahri Evans also questionable for Saturday


GREEN BAY – The Packers have listed linebacker Clay Matthews as questionable to play Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings, while Nick Perry is doubtful for the NFC North matchup at Lambeau Field.

Cornerback Davon House (back/shoulder) and guard Jahri Evans (knee) also are questionable, while receiver Davante Adams (concussion) and cornerback Demetri Goodson (hamstring) have been ruled out.

Matthews (hamstring) popped up on the injury report following Sunday's game in Carolina. The six-time Pro Bowler, who leads the Packers with 7½ sacks, didn't practice Wednesday. He previously missed the Packers' Week 13 game against Pittsburgh with a groin injury.

Perry, second on the team with seven sacks, returned against Carolina after missing the Cleveland game due to shoulder and foot injuries, but also didn't practice Wednesday. If one or both are sidelined, the Packers will turn to veteran Ahmad Brooks, Kyler Fackrell, Vince Biegel and Chris Odom in the outside rotation.

Biegel was added to the injury report this week with a groin injury that limited him in Wednesday's practice, but the rookie fourth-round pick was estimated as a full participant on Thursday's injury report.

"All those guys have these tweaks this time of the year," said associate head coach/linebackers Winston Moss when asked about the linebacker rotation for Saturday. "Just stay on those trainers, get 'em right, get 'em ready. Got to get these last two, so that's what it is. It's in the hands of the trainers. Whoever they make available we'll put them out there and let them play."

Evans is questionable due to a knee injury after not practicing Wednesday, and being estimated as a non-participant on the injury report Tuesday and Thursday. The 12th-year veteran has played all 912 offensive snaps up to this point.

Biegel, Brooks (back), linebacker Jake Ryan (knee), guard Lucas Patrick (hand), and defensive tackle Quinton Dial (chest/knee) were removed from the injury report and should play.

Minnesota safety Andrew Sendejo (ankle), tackle Riley Reiff (ankle) and cornerback Mackensie Alexander (rib) are listed as questionable. Cornerback Tramaine Brock Sr. has been ruled out with a foot injury.

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