Packers list LB Za'Darius Smith as questionable for Sunday

C Corey Linsley ruled out vs. Eagles; RB Tyler Ervin also questionable

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LB Za'Darius Smith

GREEN BAY – The Packers have listed linebacker Za'Darius Smith (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Running back Tyler Ervin (ribs) and linebacker Krys Barnes (calf) also are questionable. Center Corey Linsley (knee) has been ruled out, ending his consecutive starts streak at 73 games (including playoffs). Linsley's 68 consecutive regular-season starts were the third-most among active NFL centers behind Philadelphia's Jason Kelce (100) and Atlanta's Alex Mack (91).

Smith, who leads Green Bay with nine sacks, popped up on the injury Thursday before sitting out of Friday's practice in its entirety.

"I'm not overly concerned about it but it's something they've been battling through all season," said Head Coach Matt LaFleur after practice. "It's just like anything, some days are better than others. We held him out (Friday) and we'll see where he's at on Sunday."

While Ervin is listed as questionable, LaFleur said he's "pretty optimistic" about the fifth-year running back's chances of returning Sunday after Ervin "made a lot of progress" the past two weeks.

Ervin has missed the past two games with a rib injury but has been practicing in a limited capacity.

The Packers have removed 10 players from the injury report who are expected to be available Sunday: guard Lucas Patrick (toe), cornerbacks Jaire Alexander (knee/hand), Kevin King (Achilles) and Josh Jackson (concussion), receivers Allen Lazard (core) and Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee), safeties Darnell Savage (back) and Will Redmond (shoulder/elbow), and punter JK Scott (right quadricep).

The Eagles ruled out safety Rudy Ford (hamstring) and listed cornerback Darius Slay (calf) as questionable. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (neck) returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday and was removed from the injury report. In addition to Cox, linebacker T.J. Edwards (hamstring) and tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) were not given a game-status designation and are also expected to play.

Green Bay Packers

Table inside Article
Player, Pos. INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
Jaire Alexander, CB Knee/Hand FP FP FP --
Krys Barnes, LB Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Tyler Ervin, RB Ribs LP LP LP Questionable
Josh Jackson, CB Concussion LP LP FP --
Kevin King, CB Achilles LP LP LP --
Allen Lazard, WR Core LP LP LP --
Marcedes Lewis, TE Knee LP DNP FP --
Corey Linsley, C Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Lucas Patrick, G Toe LP LP LP --
Will Redmond, S Shoulder/Elbow FP FP FP --
Darnell Savage, S Back LP LP LP --
JK Scott, P Right Quadricep LP LP LP --
Za'Darius Smith, LB Ankle -- LP DNP Questionable
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR Knee LP LP LP --

Philadelphia Eagles

Table inside Article
Player, Pos. INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
Fletcher Cox, DT Neck DNP DNP LP --
T.J. Edwards, LB Hamstring LP LP FP --
Zach Ertz, TE Ankle LP LP FP --
Rudy Ford, S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Darius Slay, CB Calf -- LP LP Questionable

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