Tag:Korey Hall
Posted on: January 1, 2011 2:17 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Week 17 injury report analysis Part II

Posted by Andy Benoit

Because a handful of teams have nothing to play for in Week 17, deciphering the injury report can be a very inexact – and, frankly, pointless – science. Thus, we’ll only bother analyzing the injury reports from games that carry playoff implications.

Giants @ Redskins
C. Webster (US Presswire)
The Giants will be without explosive WR Hakeem Nicks (broken toe). Center Shaun O’Hara, who has struggled mightily in his first two games back from an ankle injury, is out again this week (foot). Rich Seubert will fill in (the Giants this year have been better with Seubert at C anyway). CB Corey Webster missed practice all week with bad ribs. Fortunately for New York, the Redskins, aside from Santana Moss, don’t have a single wideout worth fearing.

The Redskins had a CB of their own miss practice all week: Carlos Rogers (calf). Everybody else had full participation, in part because all of the big-name players who are banged up have already been written off (see Haynesworth, Portis, Landry, etc.)


Vikings @ Lions

Okay, okay, so this game doesn’t have any playoff implications. But being a member of the media, I just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to once again tell you about Brett Favre. He’s doubtful with a concussion.


Bears @ Packers

Unless something utterly unexpected happens with the NFC South games, the No. 2 seeded Bears will have nothing to play for Sunday. We’ll see what that means for playing time. Everyone on the roster is healthy, with the exception of WR Earl Bennett, who was limited in practice with an ankle.

The Packers will be without DE Cullen Jenkins (still nursing a calf), FB Korey Hall (knee), LB Frank Zombo (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (groin). Bigby, a promising hard-hitter, has battled injuries all season long.

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Posted on: September 6, 2010 2:14 pm
 

Green Bay has no depth at RB

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A weird bit of rosterology here. After all their cuts – many of whom were claimed off waivers by other teams – the Packers retained only two running backs (Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson) on their roster heading into Week 1. That includes the 53-man roster and the eight-man practice squad roster.

Strange, eh?

RB Kregg Lumpkin was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers, leaving only Grant and Jackson behind, though James Starks, placed on the PUP list, could be back after Week 6.

The Packers, however, do have plenty of fullbacks – Korey Hall, John Kuhn and Quinn Johnson. That means Green Bay has more blockers for running backs than actual running backs.

But as Rapid Reporter Greg A. Bedard writes, Kuhn’s ability to double as a RB also led the Packers to make that decision.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel examines why in an article that discusses Green Bay’s roster as a whole.

Writes Bedard:

In the case of each player who was claimed, Thompson decided to keep a player who is green as grass but arguably has more potential.

Even if Thompson dismissed that line of thinking Sunday.

"Potential is overrated," he said. "We want to win. We want to win now. (Potential) doesn't factor in as much as you might think."


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