Green Bay Packers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Patrick is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens with a back injury.
Impact: Patrick's back injury limited his participation in practices Thursday and Friday. If active for the Week 11 matchup, Patrick, a reserve guard, wouldn't be in store for many snaps on offense.
News: Dial (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Impact: Dial was a full participant in practice Wednesday through Friday, so despite getting the questionable tag for the Week 11 matchup, he seems likely to play. The nose tackle missed the Packers' previous two games with the injury.
News: Burnett (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Impact: Burnett will be sidelined for a second straight game due to the groin issue he sustained in the Week 9 loss to the Lions, and the Packers haven't issued a timeline for his return. Josh Jones is expected to hold down a starting role at safety until Burnett is ready to play again.
News: Brooks (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Impact: Brooks followed up limited practices Wednesday and Thursday with a full session Friday, which should be enough for him to take the field Sunday. He was questionable heading into the Week 10 victory over the Bears, but ultimately suited up and played 28 snaps (27 on defense) in the contest, recording no tackles and one pass breakup.
News: King (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Impact: After injuring his shoulder in the Week 10 win over the Bears, King was rendered a limited participant in practice all week. The rookie would likely act as the Packers' nickel back if he's ultimately cleared to suit up Sunday.
News: Williams is expected to lead the Green Bay rushing attack Sunday against the Ravens, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: With Aaron Jones (knee) out for multiple games and Ty Montgomery (ribs) unlikely to suit up this week, it's quite possible Williams gets more than a one-game trial as the lead back. The Packers may also use Devante Mays and fullback Aaron Ripkowski in certain situations, in particular on obvious passing downs. Williams is a clear favorite to pace the team in carries, but he didn't show much explosiveness last week against the Bears (3.7 yards per carry) , and he may not have much room to run against a Baltimore defense that has been stout when run-stuffing defensive tackle Brandon Williams has been healthy.
News: Montgomery (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, leaving Jamaal Williams to lead the Green Bay rushing attack, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: With Aaron Jones (knee) already expected to miss multiple weeks, the Packers held out some hope until Friday that Montgomery might be able to avoid an absence. Montgomery's failure to practice in any capacity this week suggests he's also in some danger of missing a Week 12 game against the Steelers. After Williams, Devante Mays and fullback Aaron Ripkowski are next in line to handle the backfield work Sunday.
News: Mays is in line to serve as the top understudy to Jamaal Williams in Sunday's game against the Ravens with Aaron Jones (knee) out and Ty Montgomery (ribs) considered unlikely to play, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Impact: Mays, a seventh-round pick out of Utah State, is one of three rookie running backs on the Packers' roster, but Jones and Williams, who were drafted in earlier rounds, have consistently ranked ahead of him on the depth chart all season. The team has had at least three of its running backs healthy through the first nine games, but with the top two runners likely unavailable Sunday, Mays will be active for just the fourth time all season and is likely to pick up his first offensive snaps after previously being relegated exclusively to special-teams work. Given Mays' lack of involvement in the offense to date, it's expected that the Packers will lean on Williams as a three-down workhorse rather than deploying a true backfield committee, but Mays could at least get a handful of carries as a change-of-pace option when Williams requires a breather. That won't translate to enough carries to make Mays a viable lineup option in the majority of formats, but fantasy owners in deeper settings may want to consider picking up the rookie on speculation since he's now just a Williams injury away from seeing a meaningful workload.
News: Head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that he thinks Montgomery (ribs) will miss Sunday's game against the Ravens, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: McCarthy added that Montgomery's latest setback with his ribs is not a "long-term concern," but it's apparently a week-to-week one at least, and all signs are pointing to the Packers being without their top two running backs -- fellow running back Aaron Jones (knee) will also sit out -- Sunday. If that turns out to be the case, expect rookie Jamaal Williams to serve as the top running back and take on a heavy workload, with fellow first-year back Devante Mays acting as Williams' backup.
News: Montgomery (ribs) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: The listing is no surprise after head coach Mike McCarthy told Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site that Montgomery was slated for rehab work Thursday. Montgomery thus has one more opportunity to make an appearance in drills this week, a development that would keep the door ajar for active status Sunday against the Ravens. He seems like a better bet to join Aaron Jones (knee) in street clothes, though, leaving Jamaal Williams and Devante Mays to spearhead the ground game.