GREEN BAY — The Packers have listed Quay Walker (groin) and cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Defensive lineman Kenny Clarke (shoulder), safety Rudy Ford (calf), center Josh Myers (knee), tackle Yosh Nijman (back) and guard Jon Runyan (neck) are all questionable.
Walker suffered a hip injury in practice last week that sidelined him against the Rams, but coach Matt LaFleur said Friday he has “no long-term concerns” with the second-year linebacker. Alexander played all 58 snaps on Sunday but did not practice this week.
Corey Ballentine and Robert Rochell could be options at outside linebacker if Alexander is unable to play. Rochelle was signed from Carolina’s practice squad last month, while Ballentine has seven tackles and a pass deflection on 80 defensive snaps this season.
“He’s one of the best players out there. Anytime you don’t have him, it doesn’t necessarily help your team,” LaFleur said of Alexander. “But we trust the other players. The others have worked hard and it’s an opportunity for someone else to step up and that’s what we expect.”
Neither Star nor Ronyan practiced on the pads on Wednesday but returned on Thursday. Myers was added to the injury report Thursday but practiced Friday.
The Packers have not released the playing status of guard Elgton Jenkins (knee), running back Aaron Jones (hamstring), or receiver Christian Watson (back), all of whom are expected to play.
Pittsburgh has ruled out safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) and defensive lineman Montravius Adams (ankle). Defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (groin), linebacker Elandon Roberts (knee) and linebacker Nick Herbig (calf) are expected to be available.
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