Packers: Kevin King, Jimmy Graham active vs. Bears in Week 15

Green Bay Packers, Kevin King (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Kevin King (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers are healthy entering Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

There’s great news for the Packers ahead of this afternoon’s game against the Bears. Both cornerback Kevin King and tight end Jimmy Graham, who were listed as questionable to play on Friday, are both active and ready to go.

King could see a lot of Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson today, along with Jaire Alexander. Up against the talented receiving duo of Robinson and Anthony Miller, it’s great to have the Packers’ top two corners available.

Graham actually scored the only touchdown of the game in the season opener, for what it’s worth. While he hasn’t had the season many hoped, he gives the Packers another red zone threat which could be key if it’s a close game.

The Packers released their inactives for Week 15 this afternoon. Interestingly, cornerback Tony Brown won’t play. And it doesn’t appear to be injury-related. He was a full participant at practice all week and didn’t have an injury designation going into the game. The Packers have instead gone with second-year Josh Jackson to play.

Another surprise is that linebacker B.J. Goodson is inactive, perhaps showing the Packers plan to use a lot of defensive backs in this game.

The Bears are without linebacker Danny Trevathan, defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris, wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and offensive lineman Bobby Massie.

Star defensive lineman Akiem Hicks does make his return, however, after being activated from injured reserve this weekend. Hicks and Khalil Mack should be the focus of Mike Pettine’s game plan.

We’re all set for a fascinating divisional showdown between two old rivals. There’s a lot on the line for both teams.

The first edge goes to Green Bay, the healthiest of the two teams. Will that make a difference in this game?