Jaire Alexander, Geronimo Allison among healthy names on Packers' injury report

-- For one of the marquee matchups of the season for any pair of teams, the Green Bay Packers will enter Los Angeles this weekend with a relatively healthy squad.

Of the 10 players listed on their injury report, nine of them practiced in limited fashion on Wednesday. The only full participant was quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who, despite practicing with his seemingly patented knee brace, is hoping to ditch the hardware against the Rams.

As of Friday, five of those nine previously mentioned limited participants practiced in full capacity. The only limited players were wide receivers Geronimo Allison and Equanimeous St. Brown, cornerback Bashaud Breeland and tackle Jason Spriggs.

Despite being limited, Allison wasn't designated as "questionable" for Sunday, giving the high likelihood that he'll be available for the first time since suffering a concussion against the Buffalo Bills in week four. He also has been rehabbing a hamstring injury the last two weeks.

Randall Cobb, on the other hand, is on the opposite end of that spectrum. He was one of the full participants in practice on Friday, however, is still listed as questionable; he's also recovering from a hamstring injury after missing the last three games.

Rodgers could have his full arsenal of receivers available against a stout Rams defense, including rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who has found a way to include himself in the conversation of earning more offensive reps. With Cobb and Allison likely returning, it could be hard to deteriorate his playing time.

Other players listed on the Packers' injury report who received no designation for Sunday -- sans Rodgers and Breeland -- include cornerback Jaire Alexander, tackle Bryan Bulaga, tight end Jimmy Graham and linebacker Nick Perry.

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Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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Lare's picture

October 26, 2018 at 03:00 pm

Cobb gets paid around $800,000 per week whether he plays or not (usually not).

The Packers cannot get better until they're able to move on from some of these Thompson mistakes.

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dobber's picture

October 26, 2018 at 03:06 pm

Breeland is off the injury report. If he doesn't suit up this week (healthy scratch) in favor of someone like Tony Brown, we'll all be wondering why they signed him in the first place. I'm hoping he or TWill gets meaningful snaps at FS this week.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

October 26, 2018 at 09:10 pm

I like Allison. Why do people not like Allison? He runs good routes, catches the ball, good communication between him and Rogers, good attitude, gets good yards after the catch, knows how to get open and is tough after the catch, blocks well as a a WR. Don't get it?

Ok, so he doesn't have 4.3 speed whoopie.

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Rak47's picture

October 26, 2018 at 09:59 pm

One of the few times I agree with you Doug. I've been touting Allison since camp started while we had a bunch of people saying' he won't make the team" or " one of the rookies will beat him out by midseason" or my personal favorite I read which was " we can cut him now that we have Kumerow because he's a better player". Everything you said about Allison is true but the most important part you left out and that is he is extremely football smart and one of, if not the hardest worker on the Packers team. You have all these draft picks at WR who come in and usually take at least a season to gain Rodgers trust, and then you have G-MO the undrafted rookie who was so good he earned Rodgers trust in Camp and immediately started producing from the very first game he played in. Not sure why or how people are not impressed by an UDFA who worked his tail off to not only make the team but contribute in a big way.

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NickPerry's picture

October 27, 2018 at 05:47 am

I'm right there with you Doug, I really like Allison. I ,mean all the kid has done from the jump is come and work hard, filled in when needed and produced, and EARNED himself a starting spot this year. Like you said he may not run 4.3 but he's turning into a damn fine possession WR. Hell he's turning into a damn fine all around WR.

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EddieLeeIvory's picture

October 27, 2018 at 04:04 pm

I agree, Douggie.
But I also feel the same about Cobb, just wish he was more durable.
He's a guy who makes me wish they got paid purely off production.

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flackcatcher's picture

October 27, 2018 at 01:52 am

Getting Brice off the field in passing downs is the most important item for this defense. He has been targeted in every game early, and had cost the Packers touchdowns in four of the games to date. If healthy, sliding Williams to FS with Jackson or Alexander to the boundary and Breeland to the slot would be a huge upgrade alone. We can only hope.

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Pierre's picture

October 26, 2018 at 03:42 pm

I actually think that the young receivers of MVS, St. Brown, and Moore have more upside than Allison if Rodgers gets in sync with them and lets them make plays on the ball instead of throwing so many out of bounds because he’s not releasing his passes quick enough.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

October 26, 2018 at 05:14 pm

Cut/Trade:
1. Randall Cobb
2. Clay Matthews
3. Nick Perry
4. L. Kendricks
5. K. Fackerall
6. B. Bulaga (Questionable)
7. B.Bell
8. R. Gilbert

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fastmoving's picture

October 27, 2018 at 05:45 am

K. Fackrell played not so bad the last 2-3 games and he is on a rookie contract…..

Allison and Kumerow are not bad, but the rookies are better with a way higher ceiling. Adams, MVS, QSB...…..then Cobb, Kumerow, Moore, Allison, Davis. But the WR corps looks very promising to me.

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NickPerry's picture

October 27, 2018 at 05:49 am

I agree on Frackrell. He actually made some key stops against the 49ers I sure in the hell haven't seen the 2 guys making $25 million making lately.

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fthisJack's picture

October 27, 2018 at 08:17 am

who's going to take on the absurd salaries of half of these guys when their production is bad or they are hurt?

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Packer_Fan's picture

October 26, 2018 at 06:25 pm

The Pack need to play well this weekend. Meaning limiting the penalties and playing good

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EdsLaces's picture

October 26, 2018 at 07:49 pm

MVS Adams and Gmo should suffice..

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 26, 2018 at 08:11 pm

Edited:

The Green Bay Packers head to Los Angeles this weekend with a relatively healthy squad for one of the marquee matchups of the season for any pair of teams.

Nine of 10 players listed on the injury report practiced in limited fashion on Wednesday. The only full participant was quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who wore a knee brace he hopes to no longer need Sunday against the Rams.

As of Friday, five of nine previously mentioned limited participants practiced in full capacity. Limited players included wide receivers Geronimo Allison and Equanimeous St. Brown, cornerback Bashaud Breeland, and tackle Jason Spriggs.

While limited, Allison wasn't designated as questionable for Sunday, hinting he'll be likely be available for the first time since suffering a concussion against the Buffalo Bills in week four. He also has been rehabbing a hamstring injury the last two weeks.

Randall Cobb was a full participant in practice on Friday. He, however, is still listed as questionable; he's missed the last 3 games while recovering from a hamstring injury.

Rodgers could have a full arsenal of receivers available Sunday. With Cobb and Allison returning, it could be difficult to take playing time away from rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling, whose play in their absence has earned him more offensive reps.

Other players who received no designation listed on the injury report for Sunday include cornerback Jaire Alexander, tackle Bryan Bulaga, tight end Jimmy Graham, and linebacker Nick Perry.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

October 26, 2018 at 09:15 pm

Cut /trade Cobb and bring up Jake Kumerow.

We need a pass rusher and a safety.

Trade deadline is near.

Have Mike Daniels, Montravious Adams or Josh Jonea done anything this year?

And, cut Jason Spriggs and bring up Trevor Davis... (maybe)

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The TKstinator's picture

October 26, 2018 at 10:59 pm

Not sure Trevor is big enough to play OT in place of Spriggs.

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zeke's picture

October 27, 2018 at 07:11 am

It's all about leverage.

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Johnblood27's picture

October 27, 2018 at 10:43 am

naturally low pad level...

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Chuck Farley's picture

October 26, 2018 at 10:43 pm

Now we will see how a healthy no excuse packers team stakes up against one of the best.

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Donster's picture

October 27, 2018 at 05:51 am

Gute needs to go after DE Dante Fowler JR. from the Jags and or LB Shane Ray from the Broncos. This team needs pass rushers, period. They have for years now. These two are young guys who can help the situation for a number of years. Cobb, Matthews, Trevor Davis, Kendricks are all players that could be offered.

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dobber's picture

October 27, 2018 at 11:06 am

I agree, but the problem is that each of those guys is on the last year of their contracts. Both Jax and Denver decided not to use the 5th year option on them. If you trade for those guys (and it will cost draft picks, not players), you almost have to extend them (to make it worth the price) before you really know what you've got and whether it's someone you'll want long-term.

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