GREEN BAY — Eddie Lacy is “very sore” and will not practice on Tuesday, and James Starks will be out at least a couple of weeks, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said.
McCarthy also confirmed that new RB Knile Davis has arrived. The Packers reportedly acquired the former Kansas City Chief in a trade that has not been officially announced.
“Until we get going, the goal is to get him ready for practice today, and then we’ll take it from there,” McCarthy said. He did not elaborate on how much Davis, a former third-round draft pick and speedy back, might be able to help the Packers on Thursday night. The Packers have seen Davis in live action off and on in recent years in Green Bay’s preseason games against Kansas City.
“It’s part of the NFL landscape, and it’s obviously a big challenge when you’re on a short week,” McCarthy said. “But he’s definitely a talented young player.”
Lacy is dealing with an ankle injury and he played through it in rushing 17 times for 65 yards on Sunday vs. Dallas. Starks had knee surgery on Sunday.
Practice-squad RB Don Jackson will also be getting some practice work at the position. “We have to make sure he’s ready if needed,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy also confirmed that CB Sam Shields (concussion) would not play this week, missing his fifth straight game, and CBs Damarious Randall (groin) and Quinten Rollins (groin) would be in the rehab group and not practicing on Tuesday.
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