Packers list RB Jamaal Williams as doubtful for Sunday

FB Danny Vitale, S Will Redmond also doubtful to play in Detroit

RB Jamaal Williams
RB Jamaal Williams

GREEN BAY – The Packers have listed running back Jamaal Williams as doubtful to play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions.

Fullback Danny Vitale (knee) and safety Will Redmond (hamstring) have also been listed as doubtful, while receiver Jake Kumerow (illness) is questionable after missing Friday's practice with an illness.

Williams didn't practice this week after exiting in the second half of Monday night's 23-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The third-year running back has played in 46 of a possible 47 games to this point.

If Williams can't go, the Packers could turn to Dexter Williams or Tyler Ervin to spell Aaron Jones. Williams, a rookie sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame, has played in three games this year, while Ervin played seven offensive snaps against Minnesota, picking up six yards on a push pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

"Whoever is up is gonna have to have a bigger role. That's just how we rotate those backs," Head Coach Matt LaFleur said. "We've got a lot of confidence in (Williams). I think he's been working hard all season long. Obviously you guys don't get to see that, but we've got confidence that he's gonna go in there and do a really good job."

Like Williams, neither Vitale nor Redmond practiced this week. Vitale, the lone fullback on the roster, has played in all 15 games this season with four starts.

The Packers removed the following players from the injury report who are expected to play: receiver Allen Lazard (ankle), tight ends Jimmy Graham (veteran rest) and Marcedes Lewis (veteran rest), offensive linemen Bryan Bulaga (groin), Corey Linsley (back) and Billy Turner (hamstring), defensive linemen Kenny Clark (ankle) and Dean Lowry (ankle), linebackers Blake Martinez (hand), Rashan Gary (shoulder), and Oren Burks (shoulder) and cornerback Tramon Williams (veteran rest).

The Lions have ruled out defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (shoulder), and listed five others as questionable: linebackers Devon Kennard (shoulder) and Steve Longa (quad), safety Tavon Wilson (hamstring), tackle Ricky Wagner (knee), and kicker Matt Prater (illness).

Green Bay Packers

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Player, Pos. INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
Bryan Bulaga, T Groin DNP LP FP -
Oren Burks, LB Shoulder FP FP FP -
Kenny Clark, DL Ankle LP LP LP -
Rashan Gary, LB Shoulder LP LP LP -
Jimmy Graham, TE NIR (veteran rest) DNP LP LP -
Jake Kumerow, WR Illness - - DNP Questionable
Allen Lazard, WR Ankle LP LP LP -
Marcedes Lewis, TE NIR (veteran rest) LP DNP LP -
Corey Linsley, C Back LP LP FP -
Dean Lowry, DL Ankle LP LP LP -
Blake Martinez, LB Hand FP FP FP -
Will Redmond, S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Billy Turner, T/G Hamstring FP FP FP -
Danny Vitale, FB Knee DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Jamaal Williams, RB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Tramon Williams, CB NIR (veteran rest) DNP LP LP -

*The Packers did not practice on Wednesday and held a walk-thru on Thursday; participation reports are an estimation.

Detroit Lions

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Player, Pos. INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
Taylor Decker, T Ankle LP FP FP -
Damon Harrison Sr., DT Knee/Calf/Resting Vet. FP DNP LP -
Devon Kennard, LB Shoulder LP LP FP Questionable
Steve Longa, LB Quadricep - LP FP Questionable
Matt Prater, K Illness - - LP Questionable
A'Shawn Robinson, DT Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Rick Wagner, T Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
Tavon Wilson, S Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable

*The Lions did not practice on Wednesday. The practice participation designations for that day are based on estimations.

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