The Packers have declared the following players inactive for their Week Two home opener: TE Andrew Quarless, CB Brandon Underwood, LB Desmond Bishop, FB Korey Hall, OT Marshall Newhouse, DL Mike Neal, OG Nick McDonald and OT T.J. Lang.
The way we see it
The two players one would suspect the Packers would have really wanted to play in Week Two are Neal and Underwood. Neal, the Packers’ second-round draft pick this year, reportedly tore some cartilage away from his ribs in an injury suffered Sept. 8 and is probably a week away from being able to contribute on game days. The Packers could use his brute strength on a defensive line that lost DE Justin Harrell for the season in the opener against Philadelphia.
Underwood lost the nickel CB job to start the season to undrafted rookie Sam Shields, but if healthy enough, he is expected to be a contributor in nickel situations in a secondary operating at much less than full strength at the moment. He practiced this past week with a brace on his injured shoulder and is considered close to being able to play on Sundays — but not quite yet.