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Packers G Colledge Probable for Sunday

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Continuity on the offensive line has helped the Green Bay Packers significantly cut down on the sacks of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

A year ago, Rodgers was sacked a league-high 50 times and protection was a major topic of concern.

Things have improved this season, but a back injury to durable left guard Daryn Colledge could mean a rare change on the line for Sunday night's home game against Dallas.

Colledge returned to practice Friday after being out a day and believes he can play. The decision is up to Green Bay's medical staff and coach Mike McCarthy.

The Packers list Colledge as probable for the game, but he split practice reps with backup Jason Spitz on Friday. Colledge has played in 75 straight games, including the playoffs, since his rookie season in 2006.

Also probable to play for the Packers are Rodgers (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (shin), defensive end Cullen Jenkins (calf) and left tackle Chad Clifton (hamstring/knee). Defensive end Ryan Pickett (ankle) is questionable.

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