GREEN BAY – The Packers have listed defensive lineman Kingsley Keke (concussion) as doubtful for Saturday's divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Keke, who didn't practice this week, sat out of Green Bay's regular-season finale against Chicago. Veteran Damon Harrison stepped up in Keke's place against the Bears, playing 12 snaps in his Packers debut.
"He picked it up pretty well. He's pretty smart," said defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery of Harrison earlier this week. "I think the one thing I wanted to do was just clean up fundamentals to get him to match the rest of our guys, and I think he's dialed in. It's great when you bring a vet in that's willing and ready to learn.
"Love having him. It's been a good addition, and I think he's taken the right steps in the right direction."
The Packers have removed six from the injury report who are expected to be available against the Rams: cornerback Kevin King (Achilles), receiver Allen Lazard (core/wrist), tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee), linebacker Za'Darius Smith (ankle/thumb), receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (knee/ankle), and tackle Rick Wagner (knee).
Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed Jared Goff (thumb) will start against the Packers after John Wolford was ruled out due to the neck injury he sustained last Saturday against Seattle.
"I think we were pretty much preparing for Jared all week, so it doesn't change too much," said Packers Head Coach Matt aFleur, when informed Wolford would be out during his Thursday news conference.
Goff, who underwent surgery to repair his right thumb last month, served as Wolford's backup until he was pressed into action against the Seahawks. He completed 9-of-19 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 victory.
Los Angeles also ruled out linebacker Terrell Lewis (ankle), and listed receiver Cooper Kupp (knee) and offensive lineman David Edwards (ankle) as questionable.
The Rams removed the following players from the injury report who are expected to be available: defensive lineman Aaron Donald (ribs), receiver Nsimba Webster (hamstring), offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth (knee) and Goff (right thumb).
Green Bay Packers
|Kingsley Keke, DL||Concussion||DNP||DNP||DNP||Doubtful|
|Kevin King, CB||Achilles||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Allen Lazard, WR||Core/Wrist||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Marcedes Lewis, TE||Knee||LP||DNP||FP||--|
|Za'Darius Smith, LB||Ankle/Thumb||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Equanimeous St. Brown, WR||Knee/Ankle||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Jared Veldheer, T||Not Injury Related||--||DNP||--||--|
|Rick Wagner, T||Knee||LP||LP||LP||--|
Los Angeles Rams
|Aaron Donald, DL||Ribs||DNP||DNP||LP||--|
|David Edwards, OL||Ankle||DNP||DNP||DNP||Questionable|
|Jared Goff, QB||Right Thumb||FP||FP||FP||--|
|Cooper Kupp, WR||Knee||DNP||DNP||DNP||Questionable|
|Terrell Lewis, OLB||Ankle||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|Nsimba Webster, WR||Hamstring||LP||FP||FP||--|
|Andrew Whitworth, OL||Knee||LP||LP||FP||--|
|John Wolford, QB||Neck||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
*The Rams held a walk-thru on Tuesday. Participation is an estimation based on a full practice.