Rams OT tackle Hunter out with back injury

St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Wayne Hunter is inactive against

the Packers with a back injury that kept him out of practice all

week. Hunter has been the stand-in starter for Rodger Saffold, who

has a knee injury.

The Rams made another change on the offensive line, with Shelley

Smith starting in place of Quinn Ojinnaka. Joe Barksdale, claimed

off waivers from Oakland in late September, started in place of


The Packers were minus cornerback Sam Shields (shin, ankle),

linebacker Nick Perry (knee) and tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) on

defense. Rookie cornerback Casey Hayward, a second round pick, got

his first career start.

Perry, Raji, Shields and wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin)

were ruled out on Friday.

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