Jennings, Raji, Perry, Shields ruled out

GREEN BAY, Wis. — If the Packers are going to win two consecutive games for the first time this season, they’ll have to go on the road and beat the St. Louis Rams without several starting players.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin), nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle), outside linebacker Nick Perry (knee) and cornerback Sam Shields (shin/ankle) were all officially ruled out by coach Mike McCarthy.

This will be the fourth game Jennings will miss this season due to his groin injury. Raji did not play in Week 6 against the Houston Texans, while Perry and Shields were both injured in that game. Raji practiced Thursday for the first time since the injury, but the team apparently isn’t yet comfortable putting him back in the lineup.

The good news for the Packers is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf), tight end Jermichael Finley (shoulder), running back Alex Green (shoulder) and cornerback Davon House (shoulder) are all probable for Sunday’s game in St. Louis.

Regarding Jennings, McCarthy said, “We’re hopeful for next week (that he’ll play).”

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