Both the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles will be at full strength come opening day at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. Wednesday is the first day teams must disclose injury reports and the Eagles listed no one. The Packers had only one player who did not participate, linebacker Brady Poppinga had soreness in his knee but he told me after practice that he would be fine on Sunday. Brandon Underwood was limited in practice, wearing a harness to protect his sore shoulder. Clay Matthews (hamstring), Brian Bulaga (hip), Cullen Jenkins (calf), Brad Jones (shoulder), and Desmond Bishop (hamstring) were all full participants.
Clifton Smith worked out for the Packers on Tuesday but on Wednesday, signed a free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. Smith was a pro bowl return man for Tampa Bay in 2008.
You can bet Aaron Rodgers has a good idea of what Kevin Kolb is going through this week. Two years ago, Rodgers became the successor to Brett Favre and now Kolb is ready to assume the starting role with longtime veteran Donovan McNabb shipped to Washington DC this off-season. Here are some comments from all the principals in this curious quarterback matchup: