Packers’ Matthews, Pickett inactive vs. Dolphins

Packers LB Clay Matthews, who injured his hamstring during last Sunday’s overtime loss to the Redskins, underwent a thorough fitness test, but he’s inactive for this week’s game against the Dolphins, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported.

Matthews did agility drills for more than 20 minutes to test his hamstring but nothing too explosive. He met with trainers about his injury and worked out as they watched. According to La Canfora, Matthews told the team that he feels much better.

Matthews was moving well and, barring a setback, could be back soon.

In other Packers injury news, DT Ryan Pickett underwent a brief workout but told La Canfora he will be unable to play against the Dolphins. Pickett is trying to recover from an ankle injury.

As expected, QB Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a concussion last week, will start for Green Bay.

For the Dolphins, rookie DE Jared Odrick will not play. He returned to practice earlier this week after breaking a bone in his leg five weeks ago.

Full inactives lists:

Dolphins
Tyler Thigpen (No. 3 QB)
WR Marlon Moore
LB Austin Spitler
DE Robert Rose
OT Patrick Brown
G John Jerry
TE Jeron Mastrud
DE Jared Odrick

Packers
LB Clay Matthews
LB Brandon Chillar
OT Mark Tauscher
G Nick McDonald
OL Marshall Newhouse
DL Ryan Pickett
TE Jermichael Finley
DE Mike Neal

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