The Packers secondary is undersiege by the injury bug. It doesn’t seem like there’s anyway around it. The entire starting secondary plus some backups are listed on the injury report this week.
Despite having five defensive backs on the injury report, only one, corner Al Harris, is expected to miss Sunday’s game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harris is out until God-knows-when because of a spleen injury. Charles Woodson is listed on the injury report with his broken toe, which he played with and performed admirably on Sunday night. Atari Bigby, who missed Sunday’s game, is not expected to play Sunday with a hamstring injury, but there is the slight chance he could play. The starting safeties look like they will be Nick Collins, who suffered a lower back injury, and Aaron Rouse, who is also banged up.
Tramon Williams looks to see major action, starting in place of Harris on Sunday while backup corner Jarrett Bush could see time at safety and at the nickel corner spot. Tampa Bay’s starting wide receivers are Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard, a tandem that doesn’t strike the same fear into the heart of a fan as Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton. The secondary does gain a bit of a break, but expected them to be tested early as Bucs quarterback Brian Griese threw the ball 60+ times for over 400 yards against the Chicago Bears.
Tags: Aaron Rouse Al Harris Atari Bigby Brian Griese Charles Woodson Chicago Bears Ike Hilliard Jarrett Bush Joey Galloway Nick Collins Patrick Crayton Tampa Bay Buccaneers Terrell Owens Tramon Williams