Packers ruling out LT David Bakhtiari vs. Ravens, DL Kenny Clark not expected to play

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

The Green Bay Packers aren’t expecting to have left tackle David Bakhtiari or defensive lineman Kenny Clark on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Coach Matt LaFleur said the team will rule out Bakhtiari for Sunday even though he practiced this week, and Clark isn’t expected to play while still on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Bakhtiari hasn’t played this season, but he did return to practice on Wednesday and was able to participate in a limited capacity all three days. The Packers aren’t rushing him back after he needed a scope to clean up his surgically-repaired knee last month.

“He will be out,” LaFleur said Friday.

Left tackle Yosh Nijman will start at left tackle for the third straight game.

Clark tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the reserve list on Wednesday.

It’s possible for Clark to have a negative test and be activated in time to play, but LaFleur said the Packers aren’t anticipating to have him available against the Ravens. Rookie T.J. Slaton will get more playing time at nose tackle.

LaFleur confirmed the Packers did not have any other new additions to the COVID-19 reserve list as of Friday.

LaFleur also said the Packers will have quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones against the Ravens. Rodgers is still working through a lingering toe injury and didn’t practice this week, but he’s remained committed to not missing games regardless of practice status. Jones sat out Thursday’s practice with a “little stomach bug” but returned Friday and will play Sunday.

“He feels a lot better and we anticipate him being at full strength on Sunday,” LaFleur said.

The Packers will release an official injury report later on Friday.

List

Packers vs. Ravens: 5 things to watch and a prediction