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-- Charles Woodson will play on Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers take on the Lions in Detroit.
DETROIT - Charles Woodson will play on Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers take on the Lions in Detroit.
The veteran corner sprained an ankle at practice on Wednesday. But was moving okay at today’s workout, and coach Mike McCarthy said it was not that big of a scare. Woodson, who’s also been nursing a toe injury for most of the season, is listed as probable for the Lions’ game. Also, receiver Jordy Nelson was added to the injury report with an ankle problem. McCarthy says it’s been an ongoing situation. Nelson did not practice today, but he’s also probable for Sunday. Offensive tackle Chad Clifton is listed as probable, despite suffering the effects of concussion on Monday. Defensive end Cullen Jenkins, fullback Korey Hall, and corner Pat Lee were ruled out earlier for the Lions’ contest. Safeties Atari Bigby and Anthony Smith were both listed as questionable, meaning there’s a 50-50 chance they’ll play. Smith has a bad ankle, and Bigby is coming off a hamstring injury. Others listed as probable were receivers Donald Driver and Brett Swain, defensive end Ryan Pickett, linebacker Clay Matthews, and safety Nick Collins.
Remember when Aaron Rodgers was yelled at by children for having the audacity to replace Brett Favre in Green Bay? Well, the fans have changed their tune. And now, Rodgers has gone past Favre on the list of the most popular jerseys sold at NFL Shop.com. The league says Rodgers’ Number-12 is the sixth best-selling jersey this season. Favre’s purple Number-Four dropped to seventh place, and Denver quarterback Tim Tebow is the best-seller at the moment. Favre is still the all-time leader in total jersey sales.
Green Bay Packers’ receiver Greg Jennings saw his season take off after tight end Jermichael Finley was lost for the year. Jennings said he assumed that Finley would make the Pro Bowl with the type of season he was starting to have – and none of the Packer wide receivers would be up for Pro Bowl consideration. But Jennings is now an item in the Pro Bowl talk, as he enjoys one of the best stretches during his entire five years in Green Bay. In the last three weeks, Jennings has had 152 passing yards at Minnesota, 119 at Atlanta, and 122 last Sunday against San Francisco. Jennings has had 761 receiving yards in his last seven games, catapulting into second place in season yards in the NFC behind Roddy White of Atlanta. Jennings is also second in the conference with 11 touchdowns, one fewer than Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions – whom the Packers play on Sunday at Ford Field. Packers’ offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said Jennings has caught the ball extremely well – and the coaches have always been pleased with his ability to run routes and break away from man-to-man defenses.