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Packers' Matthews, Perry active for Eagles game

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Packers' Matthews, Perry active for Eagles game

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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013 file photo, Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) gestures during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. Some good injury news for the Packers for a change: pass-rushing star Matthews might be on his way back to the field, with a club wrapped around his right hand to protect an injured thumb. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers' pass rush is getting a boost with linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry both active for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Matthews is expected to play with a club on his right hand after missing four games with a thumb injury. Perry has missed three games with a foot injury.

Guard T.J. Lang is active after leaving last week's loss to the Bears with a concussion.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is inactive a second straight week with a hamstring injury. Nick Foles is starting a week after throwing seven touchdown passes in a win over Oakland.

Philadelphia will also be without starting cornerback Bradley Fletcher (pectoral muscle).

As expected, Seneca Wallace is starting at quarterback for the Packers with Aaron Rodgers out with a left collarbone injury.


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