Packers Thursday Practice Report - December 1, 2016

Rodgers, Matthews among limited participants

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers held a late, light workout on Thursday afternoon, in order to preserve the health of the players they still have standing.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews are the most notable names on the team’s injury report with a hamstring and shoulder injury, respectively. Both were limited participants in Thursday’s workout, which was held inside the Don Hutson Center.

Matthews’ injury necessitated the use of safety Morgan Burnett playing inside linebacker during Monday night’s win at Philadelphia. There was some good news on the linebacker injury front Thursday, however, as Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez also were able to get on the field as well.

The only players that were unable to participate at all were cornerback Dmitri Goodson, linebacker Kyle Fackrell, and offensive linemen J.C. trotter and T.J. Lang.

Thursday morning, Coach Mike McCarthy revealed that the team’s usual Thursday work will be postponed until Saturday to give the injured players more time to heal.

The Packers did make one minor roster move, re-signing quarterback Joe Callahan to the practice squad. Callahan had spent time with the Browns and Saints since being released by Green Bay after training camp. Callahan started three of the Packers four preseason games.

The Packers return to Lambeau Field for the first time in nearly a month on Sunday when they host the Houston Texans (6-5). WTMJ’s Packers GameDay broadcast begins at 10:00 A.M. with Packers Preview. Kickoff is set for noon.

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