Packers rule out DL Kingsley Keke against Bears

T David Bakhtiari also out; G Simon Stepaniak questionable to play Sunday

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DL Kingsley Keke

GREEN BAY – The Packers have ruled out defensive lineman Kingsley Keke (concussion) and tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) from Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chicago Bears.

Keke has played in all 15 games (nine starts) for Green Bay this season, recording 21 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble in 414 defensive snaps. He didn't practice this week.

The Packers also have ruled out Bakhtiari after he suffered a non-contact knee injury he sustained during Thursday's practice that Head Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed was significant.

Simon Stepaniak, a rookie sixth-round pick out of Indiana, was activated from the non-football injury list last month but has yet to make his NFL debut.

Running back Jamaal Williams was removed from the injury report and is expected to be available after missing last Sunday's game against Tennessee with a quadricep injury.

Tight end Jace Sternberger and safety Will Redmond were full participants in Friday's practice and are also expected to play. Sternberger missed three games with a concussion, while Redmond sat out against Tennessee last Sunday.

In addition to Williams, Redmond and Sternberger, Green Bay didn't issue a game-status for safety Adrian Amos (ankle), cornerback Kevin King (groin), receiver Allen Lazard (core/wrist), tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee), safety Darnell Savage (finger), linebacker Za'Darius Smith (ankle/thumb), receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) or tackle Rick Wagner. All are expected to be available Sunday.

The Bears have ruled out cornerbacks Jaylen Johnson (shoulder) and Buster Skrine (concussion), and listed five others as questionable: tight end Cole Kmet (shoulder), defensive back Deon Bush (foot), defensive back Tashaun Gipson Sr. (neck), tight end Demetrius Harris (foot), and receiver/returner Cordarrelle Patterson (knee).

Chicago removed the following players from the injury report who are expected to be available: receiver Allen Robinson II (hamstring), defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (illness), receiver DeAndre Carter (shoulder), tight end Jimmy Graham (not injury related), left tackle Charles Leno Jr. (toe), outside linebacker Khalil Mack (shoulder), nose tackle Bilal Nichols (finger), cornerback Duke Shelley (knee), and linebackers Roquan Smith (eye/rib) and Danny Trevathan (not injured related).

Green Bay Packers

Table inside Article
Player, Pos. INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
Adrian Amos, S Ankle FP FP FP --
David Bakhtiari, T Knee -- LP DNP Out
Kingsley Keke, DL Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Kevin King, CB Groin LP LP LP --
Allen Lazard, WR Core/Wrist LP LP LP --
Marcedes Lewis, TE Knee LP DNP FP --
Will Redmond, S Concussion LP LP FP --
Darnell Savage, S Finger FP FP FP --
Za'Darius Smith, LB Ankle/Thumb LP LP LP --
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR Knee LP LP LP --
Simon Stepaniak, G Knee FP FP FP Questionable
Jace Sternberger, TE Concussion LP LP FP --
Rick Wagner, T Knee DNP LP LP --
Jamaal Williams, RB Quadricep LP FP FP --

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

Chicago Bears

Table inside Article
Player, Pos. INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
Deon Bush, S Foot DNP DNP LP Questionable
DeAndre Carter, WR Shoulder FP FP FP --
Tashaun Gipson Sr., S Neck FP FP FP Questionable
Jimmy Graham, TE Non-injury/resting veteran FP FP FP --
Demetrius Harris, TE Foot FP LP LP Questionable
Akiem Hicks, DT Illness DNP FP FP --
Jaylon Johnson, CB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Cole Kmet, TE Shoulder FP LP LP Questionable
Charles Leno Jr., LT Toe FP LP FP --
Khalil Mack, OLB Shoulder FP LP LP --
Bilal Nichols, NT Finger FP FP FP --
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Knee FP LP FP Questionable
Allen Robinson II, WR Hamstring FP DNP LP --
Duke Shelley, CB Knee FP FP LP --
Buster Skrine, CB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Roquan Smith, ILB Eye/rib FP FP FP --
Danny Trevathan, ILB Non-injury/resting veteran FP FP FP --

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

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