Seahawks vs. Packers Injury Report: Jadeveon Clowney Is Good to Go
Ralph Freso/Getty Images. Pictured: Jadeveon Clowney.
The 5-seeded Seattle Seahawks will face off against the 2-seeded Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round matchup (6:40 p.m. ET on FOX).
We’re tracking key injuries for both teams in the run-up to kickoff. You’ll find the latest news with our daily updates outlined below.
Seahawks vs. Packers Injury Report: Divisional Round
Green Bay heads into this game with DLs Kenny Clark and Tyler Lancaster (illness) listed as questionable. Lancaster missed the last two practices with an illness while Clark has still been able to get in some limited sessions.
The Seahawks will likely be without OL Mike Iupati (neck) after they listed him as doubtful. OL Duane Brown (knee) is listed as questionable, but he’s reportedly expected to try and play. DL Jadeveon Clowney (core) was removed from the injury report, which is great, but DLs Ziggy Ansah (neck) and Quinton Jefferson (ankle) are listed as questionable.
There weren’t many changes to the Packers’ injury report except the addition of DL Tyler Lancaster (illness). Everyone on Green Bay is likely trending towards playing this weekend.
The big news to watch on Seattle is their offensive line. OL Duane Brown (knee) missed another practice, but he reportedly is expected to try and play on Sunday. His replacement is OL George Fant, who also hasn’t practiced this week due to a groin injury. Additionally, OL Mike Iupati (neck) didn’t play in the Wild Card round, and he’s still been absent from practice. On the bright side, C Joey Hunt (fibula) was upgraded to limited practice after sitting out on Wednesday.
Also, DL Ziggy Ansah (ankle) was downgraded to no practice on Thursday and DL Jadeveon Clowney (core) remained limited.
Every Green Bay player mentioned in the previous blurb practiced in full on Wednesday, so they should all be ready to go this weekend. TE Jimmy Graham’s absence on Wednesday isn’t concerning since he typically gets a day off early in the week.
DL Kenny Clark (back) and LB Preston Smith (ankle) are worth monitoring as they’re strong pass-rushing pieces on the Packers’ defense, but since they’re coming off a bye week and still got in limited practices, they should be OK.
The Packers have frequently limited guys early in the week this season.
As expected, Mike Iupati and Duane Brown both missed practice on Wednesday. They’ll need to get in some sort of participation this week to have a chance to suit up against the Packers. Considering Brown was expected to miss the rest of the season, I’d be shocked if he played.
DL Jadeveon Clowney also popped back up on the injury report with his core issue he’s been dealing with over the last few weeks. He still suited up last week even with missing practice, so the fact he was still limited on Wednesday is a good sign.
The Packers held some practices last week that RB Jamaal Williams (shoulder) participated in after he sat out Week 17. Even if he’s out, RB Aaron Jones is more than capable of handling backfield duties.
OL Bryan Bulaga remains in the concussion protocol, which could be a big deal since the Packers may need him to contend with elite pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney. Center Corey Linsley is also banged up after he left Week 17’s game with a back injury. We’ll have a better idea of what their offensive line looks like once practice reports come out.
The biggest injuries on the Seahawks side revolve around their offensive line with Duane Brown (biceps/knee) and Mike Iupati (neck) banged up. Neither linemen played in the Wild Card round last week.
Seattle’s first official practice report will come out on Wednesday.
Seahawks vs. Packers Injury Status Tracker
We’re tracking each player’s daily practice participation in the table below. You’ll also find their official injury designation in the “Team Status” column, but if that’s not yet available, the FantasyLabs (FL) Status will also be updated throughout the week.
Seahawks vs. Packers Betting Odds
The Packers opened as 3.5-point favorites, but they’re now sitting at -4 at FanDuel. The over/under, meanwhile, sits at 46 as of Tuesday.