GREEN BAY – The Packers have listed kicker Mason Crosby (left calf/back), left tackle David Bakhtiari (chest) and five others as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Safeties Darnell Savage (quadriceps) and Raven Greene (quadriceps), running back/returner Tyler Ervin (wrist), defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster (shoulder) and tight end John Lovett (knee) also are questionable. Running back Aaron Jones (calf) and cornerback Kevin King (quadriceps) have been ruled out.
Crosby missed the first two practices of the week with injuries sustained in Houston, but Head Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed the 13-year veteran kicked inside during a limited return on Friday. Crosby hasn't missed a game since the Packers drafted him in 2007. His 214 consecutive games played are the most among active NFL kickers and second only among NFL players to Baltimore punter Sam Koch (230).
Bakhtiari, who missed his first game in three years last Sunday, returned to practice this week in a limited capacity this week, including Thursday's padded work.
"I thought he did a nice job," said LaFleur of how Bakhtiari looked in practice. "Whether or not that's enough to feel confident to go out there and put his body on the line like that, we're not there yet. I don't know. We'll give him up to game time to figure that out.
"But certainly it's a long season, and he's such an important part of our football team, and in order for us to accomplish the goals that I know we all want to accomplish, he's got to be a part of that. So we want to make sure he's fully healthy before he's ready to go."
Jones will miss his second consecutive game with the calf injury he suffered in practice last week. Fourth-year running back Jamaal Williams had 114 total yards and a touchdown in Jones' absence, while rookie second-round pick AJ Dillon had five carries.
King has missed the first two games for the Packers coming out of their Week 5 bye. Third-year cornerback Josh Jackson has started in his place, recording four tackles against Houston.
"I think Josh is getting more comfortable," LaFleur said. "Which naturally brings more confidence, and when you have more confidence, you're going to go out there and play better. So obviously you're only as good as your last game in this league, and he's going to have to put together another great performance, and that's what we expect out of him."
The Packers removed 10 others from their injury report who are expected to be available: linebackers Za'Darius Smith (ankle), Preston Smith (shoulder) and Rashan Gary (ankle), cornerback Jaire Alexander (hand/knee), tight ends Marcedes Lewis (knee) and Robert Tonyan (ankle/knee), linebackers Kamal Martin (knee) and Krys Barnes (shoulder/biceps), receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) and long snapper Hunter Bradley (groin).
The Vikings will be without starting cornerbacks Mike Hughes (neck) and Holton Hill (foot). Hughes was placed on injured reserve Friday, while Hill was ruled out.
Minnesota also listed running back Dalvin Cook (groin) and receiver Dan Chisena (hip) as questionable. Safety Anthony Harris (wrist), cornerback Kris Boyd (hamstring/back), guard Dru Samia (wrist) and receiver Adam Thielen (shoulder) were removed from the injury report and are expected to be available.
Green Bay Packers
|Jaire Alexander, CB||Hand/Knee||FP||FP||FP||--|
|David Bakhtiari, T||Chest||LP||LP||LP||Questionable|
|Krys Barnes, LB||Shoulder/Biceps||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Hunter Bradley, LS||Groin||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Mason Crosby, K||Left Calf/Back||DNP||DNP||LP||Questionable|
|Tyler Ervin, RB||Wrist||LP||LP||LP||Questionable|
|Rashan Gary, LB||Ankle||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Raven Greene, S||Oblique||LP||LP||LP||Questionable|
|Aaron Jones, RB||Calf||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|Kevin King, CB||Quadricep||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|Tyler Lancaster, DL||Shoulder||LP||LP||LP||Questionable|
|Marcedes Lewis, TE||Knee||LP||DNP||LP||--|
|John Lovett, TE||Knee||LP||LP||LP||Questionable|
|Kamal Martin, LB||Knee||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Darnell Savage, S||Quadricep||LP||LP||LP||Questionable|
|Preston Smith, LB||Shoulder||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Za'Darius Smith, LB||Ankle||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Equanimeous St. Brown, WR||Knee||LP||LP||LP||--|
|Robert Tonyan, TE||Ankle/Knee||LP||FP||FP||--|
* The Packers held a walk-thru on Wednesday and practice participation designations are an estimation.
|Kris Boyd, CB||Hamstring/Back||LP||LP||FP||--|
|Dan Chisena, WR||Hip||FP||DNP||Questionable|
|Dalvin Cook, RB||Groin||LP||LP||FP||Questionable|
|Anthony Harris, S||Wrist||FP||FP||FP||--|
|Holton Hill, CB||Foot||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|Mike Hughes, CB||Neck||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|Dru Samia, G||Wrist||FP||FP||FP||--|
|Adam Thielen, WR||Shoulder||FP||FP||FP||--|