The Packers have submitted videos to the National Football League of hits by Eagles players that knocked out Green Bay’s Malachi Dupre and Damarious Randall on separate plays. Dupre’s brother told ESPN.com that his brother “did not have any extensive injuries to his head and neck”, but he was diagnosed with a concussion.
He was back at the Packers’ complex on Friday where head coach Mike McCarthy said he was sending film of the play to the National Football League along with another Eagles’ hit on another Packers’ player. “Like those two hits last night, they are definitely a concern in the area of player safety.”, McCarthy said. Dupre was evaluated at a hospital and returned to Lambeau Field on Friday.
“That’s a process that you go through each and every game”, McCarthy said.
Dupre was leaning forward trying to gain yards after a catch in the fourth quarter of his Packers’ debut when Sullivan flew in from Dupre’s left and led with his helmet, hitting Dupre in his facemask and chin.
Coach McCarthy also said Friday that backup center Don Barclay’s ankle injury does not appear to be as bad as initially feared, although there is no timetable for his return.
The Packers are still working on how to outfit tight end Richard Rodgers with protection for a hand he injured in practice earlier this week.