Khyri Thornton knocked out of final preseason game with hamstring injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/28/14) Packers defensive tackle Khyri Thornton was forced out of Thursday's exhibition finale against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game, leaving his status uncertain for the season opener.
Report: Packers lose B.J. Raji for season
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/23/14) Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji will miss the entirety of the 2014 season due to a torn right biceps, ESPN.com reports Saturday.
Raji suffered the injury during Friday's preseason game, and tests confirmed the worst-case scenario Saturday, according to the report. Raji returned to the Packers this offseason on a one-year deal worth $4 million.
Report: B.J. Raji suffered torn biceps
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/23/14) Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji suffered an arm injury in Friday's preseason game, and NFL.com reports Saturday the team fears it could be a serious injury.
Raji underwent tests on his arm Saturday, but the report indicates he is thought to have suffered a torn biceps. The question is whether it is a partial or full tear, which would determine just how long he is expected to miss. At this time, no potential timetable is known.
B.J. Raji exits game with arm injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/22/14) Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji was forced out of Friday's preseason game against the Raiders with an arm injury. Raji was escorted back to the sidelines and checked out by team trainers before he was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The team has not revealed the extant of his injury.
Morgan Burnett remains in starting lineup for Packers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (8/14/14) Packers safeties coach Darren Perry said Wednesday safety Morgan Burnett is not in jeopardy of losing his starting spot in the lineup, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"Morgan’s our starting safety," Perry said. "And the other guys are competing, unless I’ve been told differently.
"He’s one of our communicators. He’s a leader on this defense. He knows it about as well as anybody back there. I would expect him to be able to command and communicate amongst the other guys in terms of what calls and what coverages and what checks we’re supposed to be in. That’s the standard operating procedure for him."
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The Packers defense is restocked and healthy coming into 2014 -- a dangerous combination for their opponents. Clay Matthews will be fine after messing up his thumb last year and he'll be joined on the pass rush by ex-Bears end-turned-linebacker Julius Peppers. Casey Hayward will return to the secondary after missing 13 games with hamstring issues while rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix joins him at safety. The defensive line boasts some pretty good depth including rookie Khyri Thornton coming aboard. The Packers will surely have some tough weeks (playing at Seattle makes for a tough Week 1 draw) but there's still enough talent there to cause some problems and get more than the 11 interceptions and three touchdowns the defense got last year (the special teams delivered one touchdown). Though they have a lot of front-seven members getting older, the Packers should still be considered good enough to consider with a final-round pick.