Pregame Wackiness

You knew things would get crazy when Brett Favre returned to Lambeau Field.  You just didn’t know the craziness would extend to the pregame injury reports.

The madness began much earlier today when it was suggested by FoxSports.com’s John Czarnecki aka the Czar that Bernard Berrian would not play today despite being listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

Maybe that was the plan initially, but after Berrian got out on the field and tested his bad wheel, the decision was made that he could go, and start.

We also learned – from the normally reliable Jay Glazer – that Packers left tackle Chad Clifton was active for the game, but would be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie T.J. Lang.

Unfortunately, that report also turned out false.  Clifton will be in the lineup at left tackle when the starting gun sounds, trying to block Jared Allen.

So, if you’re keeping score, that’s Reality 2, Fox Sports reporters 0.

Another noteworthy item:  Naufahu Tahi is inactive for the game and will be replaced by Jeff Dugan at fullback.  Sean Jensen believes the move may be a disciplinary one stemming from some remarks Tahi made about Percy Harvin‘s illness during the week.

Update: KFAN now says Tahi is inactive because of a late eye injury.

Update: Clifton will not start after all.  It’s T.J. Lang vs. Jared Allen.  So I guess that evens up the Fox Sports reporters vs. Reality score at 1-1.

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