Packers consider LB Rashan Gary questionable for Sunday

GREEN BAY – Packers linebacker Rashan Gary (elbow) has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers also ruled out tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), wide receiver Malik Taylor (midsection) and running back Aaron Jones (knee), setting the table for AJ Dillon’s first NFL start in backfield. of Green Bay.

The Packers also rated defensive lineman Kingsley Keke (concussion) as dubious and wide receiver Allen Lazard (shoulder) dubious. Lazard has not trained this week, while Keke was promoted to full participation on Friday.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (toe) returned to training with limited ability on Friday, his first field job in 18 days. He is expected to play against the Vikings after not receiving match status for Sunday.

“He looked good throwing the ball,” said head coach Matt LaFleur after practice on Friday. “I have no doubts he will be well placed on Sunday.”

Gary left with an elbow injury at the end of the Packers’ 17-0 win over Seattle, but trained all week on a limited basis. The third-year pass thrower currently leads the Packers with 19 quarterback hits and 5½ sacks.

With Bakhtiari absent, Elgton Jenkins will make his eighth start of the season as left tackle. Malik Taylor has been the Green Bay kickoff returner since Kylin Hill suffered a season-ending knee injury last month in Arizona. LaFleur said the team had “a good plan” to determine who will take on these responsibilities in Minnesota.

In addition to Rodgers, the Packers have not issued playing status for the following players who should be available: cornerback Kevin King (groin / shoulder), wide receiver Davante Adams (shoulder), tight end Dominique Dafney (hamstring), wide receiver Eqanimeous St. Brown (ankle), cornerback Eric Stokes (knee / thumb), tight end Marcedes Lewis (veteran rest), safety Darnell Savage (ankle) and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hip).

The Vikings excluded goaltender Wyatt Davis (ankle) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (groin).

Minnesota has not issued playing status for the following players who should be available: linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), wide receiver Adam Thielen (heel / Achilles) and linebacker Ryan Connelly (unrelated to injury).

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