GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Malachi Dupre and Damarious Randall are still in the concussion protocol after the hits (the ones coach Mike McCarthy thought were illegal) they took in the Green Bay Packers’ preseason opener against Philadelphia last Thursday.
"I don’t see either one of them playing this week, either," McCarthy said Tuesday.
The same goes for guard Don Barclay, who sustained an ankle injury against the Eagles and isn’t likely to play in preseason game No. 2 on Saturday at Washington.
The Packers also won’t get any depth back in the form of rookie outside linebacker Vince Biegel. The fourth-round pick remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list and will not be activated this week, McCarthy said.
And in a bizarre roster move, the Packers released defensive end Shaneil Jenkins just two days after he was claimed off waivers from Seattle. Jenkins never made it to the practice field, but the Packers offered no explanation.
“It just didn’t work out,” McCarthy said.
The NFL should rule this week about whether the hits that Dupre and Randall sustained were legal. Neither play drew a flag from the on-field officials, but that doesn’t mean the players involved -- Eagles safety Tre Sullivan for the hit on Dupre and receiver Bryce Treggs for the hit on Randall -- won’t be fined. The NFL typically confirms fines the Friday after the week of games is wrapped up.