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Packers list LB Rashan Gary as questionable for Sunday

RB Aaron Jones and T David Bakhtiari ruled out; WR Allen Lazard doubtful to play in Minnesota

LB Rashan Gary
LB Rashan Gary

GREEN BAY – Packers linebacker Rashan Gary (elbow) has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers also ruled out tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), receiver Malik Taylor (abdomen) and running back Aaron Jones (knee), setting the table for AJ Dillon's first NFL start in Green Bay's backfield.

The Packers also listed defensive lineman Kingsley Keke (concussion) as questionable and receiver Allen Lazard (shoulder) doubtful. Lazard didn't practice this week, while Keke was upgraded to full participation on Friday.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (toe) returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday, his first on-field work in 18 days. He's expected to play against the Vikings after not receiving a game status for Sunday.

"He looked good throwing the football," Head Coach Matt LaFleur said after Friday's practice. "I'm confident he'll be in a good place on Sunday."

Gary left with an elbow injury late in the Packers' 17-0 win over Seattle but practiced all week on a limited basis. The third-year pass rusher currently leads the Packers with 19 quarterback hits and 5½ sacks.

With Bakhtiari out, Elgton Jenkins will make his eighth start of the season at left tackle. Malik Taylor has served as Green Bay's kickoff returner since Kylin Hill sustained a season-ending knee injury last month in Arizona. LaFleur said the team has "a good plan" for who'll handle those responsibilities in Minnesota.

In addition to Rodgers, the Packers didn't issue a game status for the following players who are expected to be available: cornerback Kevin King (groin/shoulder), receiver Davante Adams (shoulder), tight end Dominique Dafney (hamstring), receiver Eqanimeous St. Brown (ankle), cornerback Eric Stokes (knee/thumb), tight end Marcedes Lewis (veteran rest), safety Darnell Savage (ankle) and receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hip).

The Vikings ruled out guard Wyatt Davis (ankle) and listed cornerback Bashaud Breeland (groin).

Minnesota didn't issue a game status for the following players who are expected to be available: linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), receiver Adam Thielen (heel/Achilles) and linebacker Ryan Connelly (not injury related).

Green Bay Packers

Table inside Article
Davante Adams, WR Shoulder LP FP FP --
David Bakhtiari, T Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Dominique Dafney, TE Hamstring FP FP FP --
Rashan Gary, LB Elbow LP LP LP Questionable
Aaron Jones, RB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Kingsley Keke, DL Concussion LP LP FP Questionable
Kevin King, CB Groin/Shoulder LP LP LP --
Allen Lazard, WR Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Aaron Rodgers, QB Toe DNP DNP LP --
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR Ankle FP FP FP --
Eric Stokes, CB Knee/Thumb FP FP FP --
Malik Taylor, WR Abdomen DNP DNP DNP Out
Marcedes Lewis, TE NIR - Vet Rest (Not Listed) DNP FP --
Darnell Savage, S Ankle (Not Listed) LP LP --
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR Hip (Not Listed) LP LP --

The Packers held a walk-thru on Wednesday; participation reports are an estimation.

Minnesota Vikings

Table inside Article
Anthony Barr, LB Knee LP LP LP --
Bashaud Breeland, CB Groin LP LP LP Questionable
Adam Thielen, WR Heel/Achilles FP FP FP --
Ryan Connelly, LB NIR (Not Listed) LP FP --
Wyatt Davis, G Ankle (Not Listed) LP DNP Out