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Monday, December 8, 2014

Packers Injury Report: Sam Shields, T.J. Lang, Nick Perry

By on 12/08/2014 06:29:00 PM

The Green Bay Packers expect to be nearly at full strength when they host the Atlanta Falcons on “Monday Night Football.”

Green Bay has only one starter listed as potentially out on its final Week 14 injury report. Cornerback Sam Shields is questionable after being held out of practice all week after suffering a concussion last Sunday.

Shields would likely be matched up with Julio Jones, so it would be a major plus for the Green Bay defense if he could start. If Shields can't play, Casey Hayward and Devon House would see more playing time Monday night.

Linebacker Nick Perry was limited in practice all week, but his shoulder injury appears to be improving. He is listed as probable after missing Week 12 with the injury and being limited to a bench role last Sunday.

Right guard T.J. Lang is also probable with an ankle injury despite being limited in practice. Lang has been listed with the injury for five consecutive weeks but has yet to miss a game.

Backup linebacker Jamari Lattimore did not practice after sustaining an ankle injury last week and has been ruled out. Reserve defensive tackle Luther Robinson will also be inactive for the second straight week with a calf problem.

Left guard Josh Sitton continues to be limited in practice with torn ligaments in his left big toe, but the injury hasn't held him out of any games or impacted his performance. Backup guard Lane Taylor missed practice on Friday with an illness before returning in full capacity Saturday.

The Packers got some good news this week, as the back injury that sidelined defensive tackle Mike Daniels out of practice for much of the week won't keep him out of Monday night's game. Backup defensive tackle Josh Boyd is also probable with a knee injury.

Green Bay enters the final stretch of the regular season relatively healthy, especially compared to recent years. The Packers are currently playing as well as anyone and will have a strong chance at the NFC's No. 1 seed if they can take care of business against against Atlanta.  

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