One East Texan might play for Green Bay; one out for season
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley and linebacker Nick Barnett may be lost for the season after having surgery this week.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy says both players will need more time than originally expected to recover, and placing them on injured reserve is "definitely" an option.
The team may wait until next week to make a decision on ending either player's season.
Finley hurt his knee in Sunday's overtime loss at Washington, and Barnett hurt his wrist in a victory over Detroit one week earlier.
The Packers are preparing for Sunday's game against Miami without several of their top players.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is recovering from a concussion and did not practice Wednesday.
If Rodgers does not play, former Tyler Lee Quarterback Matt Flynn would start behind Center.
It would be the first career start for Flynn.