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.INJURYWEDTHURFRISTATUS
Jaire Alexander, CBKnee/HandFPFPFP--
Krys Barnes, LBCalfLPLPLPQuestionable
Tyler Ervin, RBRibsLPLPLPQuestionable
Josh Jackson, CBConcussionLPLPFP--
Kevin King, CBAchillesLPLPLP--
Allen Lazard, WRCoreLPLPLP--
Marcedes Lewis, TEKneeLPDNPFP--
Corey Linsley, CKneeDNPDNPDNPOut
Lucas Patrick, GToeLPLPLP--
Will Redmond, SShoulder/ElbowFPFPFP--
Darnell Savage, SBackLPLPLP--
JK Scott, PRight QuadricepLPLPLP--
Za'Darius Smith, LBAnkle--LPDNPQuestionable
Equanimeous St. Brown, WRKneeLPLPLP--

Philadelphia Eagles

Table inside Article
Player, Pos.INJURYWEDTHURFRISTATUS
Fletcher Cox, DTNeckDNPDNPLP--
T.J. Edwards, LBHamstringLPLPFP--
Zach Ertz, TEAnkleLPLPFP--
Rudy Ford, SHamstringDNPDNPDNPOut
Darius Slay, CBCalf--LPLPQuestionable
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