GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The way Green Bay Packers players have been dropping out lately, it might be considered a successful day when no one else has gotten hurt.
By those standards, Packers coach Mike McCarthy was probably pleased when he arrived at Lambeau Field on Thursday morning and did not discover any newly injured players.
However, no one was cleared to return for Thursday's practice, either.
As expected, the following players were not on the field during the portion that was open to reporters: running back James Starks (knee), linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb), linebacker Nick Perry (foot), linebacker Brad Jones (hamstring), tight end Ryan Taylor (knee), receiver James Jones (knee) and linebacker Mike Neal (shoulder).
The only ones on that list with a chance to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns are Brad Jones, James Jones and Neal. The rest have been ruled out.
Also, tackle Derek Sherrod took part in his first padded practice without any restrictions since he broke both bones in his lower right leg on Dec. 18, 2011. He jumped right into a full-contact, half-line blocking drill.
The full injury report will be available following practice.