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Damarious Randall ready to play 'wherever the team needs me'

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Damarious Randall ready to play 'wherever the team needs me'
16 December, 2017 03:49AM
The Packers’ defense is in adjustment mode once again, but that’s just how this season has gone.

and with veteran corner Davon House also missing practice with a shoulder issue,With the news Wednesday that rookie cornerback Kevin King’s year is done due to his shoulder injury, suddenly a bright spotlight falls on third-year pro Damarious Randall heading into Sunday’s game against Cleveland and receiver Josh Gordon.womens Dont'a Hightower Jersey

or “star,” position in the Packers’ defense through the middle portion of the season. In addition to having him cover slot receivers,Randall had started settling in at the slot cornerback,Authentic Charles Harris Jersey defensive coordinator Dom Capers used Randall in run support and as a blitzer in the pass rush as well.

The 2015 first-round draft pick had become one of Green Bay’s more consistent defenders and playmakers this year. He intercepted a pass in three straight October games and added a fourth interception two weeks ago at Pittsburgh.womens James White Jersey

with King outAuthentic Raekwon McMillan Jersey>, Randall moved back to boundary corner for a fair number of snaps against Tampa Bay’s DeSean Jackson,Authentic Cordrea Tankersley Jersey,Last week, and he helped hold the speedster to just two receptions for 24 yards.

whether he takes on Gordon or Corey Coleman,, will be a significant one,Randall’s challenge in Cleveland,<Authentic Donald Trump Jersey, but he’s feeling confident lining up in the slot or on the boundary – joking with reporters that he knows exactly what this week’s game plan calls for, but they’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out.

to be honest with youwomens Derek Rivers Jersey,“Wherever the team needs me,” Randall said of his role. “I feel like I can make plays. I have made plays both outside and inside.”

and with Capers’ frequent deployment of a dime package with six defensive backs,<Authentic Deatrich Wise Jr. Jersey,With the Packers using safeties Morgan Burnett and Josh Jones regularly in a hybrid linebacker role, the secondary’s depth continues to get tested.

both undrafted rookies a year ago, have seen their snap counts rise. Two undrafted rookie corners in Lenzy Pipkins and Donatello Brown could get their number called as well. Of the two,Cornerback Josh Hawkins and safety Jermaine Whitehead, Pipkins has played more this season.womens Charles Harris Jersey

Veteran Demetri Goodson also was activated from the physically unable to perform list (PUP) to take King’s spot on the roster. Goodson hasn’t played since suffering a major knee injury last November at Washington, and he missed Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury.womens Raekwon McMillan Jersey,'

and the fact that he returned to last week’s game against Tampa Bay after injuring the shoulder on a contested sideline pass against Mike Evans,House’s status for Sunday’s game hasn’t been determined, at least gives him a chance.Authentic James White Jersey,

either. Outside linebacker Nick Perry (foot/shoulder),The front seven isn’t entirely healthy,> womens Cordrea Tankersley Jerseyinside linebacker Jake Ryan (neck/illness) and DT Quinton Dial (chest/knee) all missed Wednesday’s practice.

too,'Authentic Dont'a Hightower Jersey>, but regardless,<,,Their availability as Sunday gets closer will be watched, it’s an all-hands-on-deck situation against a Cleveland offense that looked rather different a week ago in Gordon’s long-awaited return.

Browns QB DeShone Kizer targeted the former 1,,'Authentic Antonio Garcia Jersey>,500-yard receiver 11 times against the Chargers despite his having not played since 2014. Gordon caught four passes for 85 yards.

“It just requires guys to step up,” outside linebacker Clay Matthews said. “There's been some guys like Hawkins and Whitehead who have kind of embraced that role of coming in off the bench when needed and we're going to ask them to do even more. Guys like Damarious as well.Authentic Derek Rivers Jersey<

who's going to play behind us,womens Antonio Garcia Jersey,“I'm not sure who's going to be out there this weekend, but we've got a tall task.”

None taller than perhaps Randall’s if he gets assigned to Gordon as the healthiest of Green Bay’s top corners.womens Donald Trump Jersey

” Randall said. “The only guys I know who get targeted like that are Antonio Brown,womens Deatrich Wise Jr. Jersey A.J. Green,“Everybody in the world knows that Josh Gordon is getting targets, Hopkins from Houston. That just says a lot about what he’s been doing in practice that the coaches feel that comfortable to just tell the team this is our best player and we’re going to get the ball up in his hands.”
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