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Packers list Elgton Jenkins as questionable, rule out Josh Myers

CB Kevin King cleared for Sunday’s game against Bengals

G Elgton Jenkins and C Josh Myers
G Elgton Jenkins and C Josh Myers

GREEN BAY – The Packers have listed guard Elgton Jenkins (ankle) as questionable, and ruled out center Josh Myers (finger) and cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder) for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green Bay also listed tackle Dennis Kelly (illness) as questionable.

Myers has been playing through the finger injury the past few weeks but did not practice this week after a consultation with team doctors.

"He's had a finger issue he's been playing through and the doctors won't let him do it," Head Coach Matt LaFleur said after practice Friday. "I don't think it's going to be anything long-term. Hopefully, if he gets cleared, he'll be back with us next week but it's something that the doctors are holding him out."

The Packers have several options at center. Jenkins made three spot starts there in place of Corey Linsley last year, while veterans Lucas Patrick and Jon Runyan, and 2020 sixth-round pick Jake Hanson have all played center in the past.

LaFleur said the team is hopeful the shoulder injury Alexander suffered in last Sunday's 27-17 win over Pittsburgh will heal without surgery, but he'll be out this week.

The Packers should have cornerback Kevin King (concussion) back after he was a full participant in Friday's practice and did not receive a game-status designation for Sunday. The same goes for linebacker Krys Barnes (concussion), who also should be available.

Six other Packers players are expected to be available Sunday after not receiving a game status: running backs Aaron Jones (ankle) and AJ Dillon (back), defensive linemen Dean Lowry (ankle) and Jack Heflin (ankle), cornerback Isaac Yiadom (quadricep), and tight end Marcedes Lewis (not injury related).

Running back Joe Mixon (ankle) was again missing from practice on Friday and is one of five players the Bengals have listed as questionable, along with center Trey Hopkins (knee), guard D'Ante Smith (illness), cornerback Trae Waynes (hamstring) and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (knee).

Guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) has been ruled out, while receiver Mike Thomas (ankle) is doubtful.

These five Bengals didn't receive a game status and are expected to be available: cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (groin), receivers Tee Higgins (shoulder) and Stanley Morgan (ribs), safety Jessie Bates III (neck) and linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither (trap).

Green Bay Packers

Table inside Article
Jaire Alexander, CB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Krys Barnes, LB Concussion FP FP FP --
AJ Dillon, RB Back FP FP FP --
Jack Heflin, DL Ankle LP LP LP --
Elgton Jenkins, G Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable
Aaron Jones, RB Ankle LP LP LP --
Kevin King, CB Concussion LP LP FP --
Dean Lowry, DL Ankle FP FP FP --
Josh Myers, C/G Finger DNP DNP DNP Out
Chauncey Rivers, LB Knee LP DNP Placed on IR N/A
Isaac Yiadom, CB Quadricep FP FP FP --
Dennis Kelly, T Illness - DNP DNP Questionable
Marcedes Lewis, TE NIR - Resting Vet - DNP FP --

Cincinnati Bengals

Table inside Article
Chidobe Awuzie, CB Groin LP LP FP --
Jessie Bates, S Neck FP FP FP --
Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB Trap FP FP FP --
Tee Higgins, WR Shoulder LP LP FP --
Trey Hopkins, C Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Joe Mixon, HB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Stanley Morgan, WR Ribs LP LP FP --
Larry Ogunjobi, DT Knee LP LP DNP Questionable
D'Ante Smith, G Illness DNP DNP LP Questionable
Xavier Su'a-Filo, G Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Mike Thomas, WR Ankle LP LP DNP Doubtful
Trae Waynes, CB Hamstring NL LP LP Questionable