Rodgers, Lacy scratched against Titans _lowres

Associated Press photo by Matt Ludtke Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy takes part in the Family Night practice last week.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy are among 10 Packers who were scratched from Green Bay’s preseason opener at Tennessee on Saturday.

Former LSU quarterback Matt Flynn started for Rodgers, with James Starks in for Lacy, a former Dutchtown High standout. The Packers also scratched receiver Jordy Nelson, giving Jarrett Boykin the start in his place.

Safety Morgan Burnett, recovering from an oblique injury, was among seven Packers who did not travel to Tennessee and the only starter in that group.

The Titans scratched only four players who all have been dealing with injuries. That includes defensive linemen Mike Martin (hamstring), Antonio Johnson (knee) and Marcus Dixon. Linebacker David Gilbert (shoulder) is out.


QB WILSON SIGNS: In Cincinnati, the Bengals signed free-agent quarterback Tyler Wilson on Saturday, two days after second-string quarterback Jason Campbell bruised his passing elbow.

The Bengals needed someone to throw in training camp and the preseason games because rookie AJ McCarron has been sidelined by a sore passing shoulder. Andy Dalton played briefly in the preseason opener against the Chiefs and is expected to get a lot more time next Saturday against the Jets at Paul Brown Stadium.

Wilson was Oakland’s fourth-round pick in 2013, when he was on the practice squad most of the season. Tennessee signed him late off the Raiders’ practice squad late in the season and waived him last week.


BALL RETURNS TO SIDELINE AFTER APPENDECTOMY: In Englewood, Colo., the Denver Broncos are content to wait for running backs Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson to heal.

Coach John Fox said Saturday he doesn’t plan to bring in any free agent running backs in light of Ball’s appendectomy or Anderson’s concussion.

Fox said the Broncos feel good about the backs they have. That group includes just one back who’s ever played in an NFL game, Ronnie Hillman, plus three undrafted free agents in Juwan Thompson, Brennan Clay and Kapri Bibbs and first-year pro Jerodis Williams, who played for Minnesota in last year’s preseason.


HATCHER PASSES PHYSICAL, JOINS PRACTICE: In Richmond, Va., Jason Hatcher passed his physical and practiced with the Washington Redskins at training camp.

The Redskins announced that Hatcher was removed from the physically unable to perform list and placed on the active roster. He was on the field Saturday afternoon for practice.

Hatcher had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in June as the Redskins were wrapping up their offseason practices.

Hatcher signed a four-year, $27.5 million contract in March as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys.

The Redskins also signed free agent safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith and waived cornerback Peyton Thompson.


GLENN PASSES PHYSICAL: In Pittsford, N.Y., Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn, who has been sidelined since the start of training camp with an undisclosed illness, passed a physical.

The team made the announcement in a release Saturday, the day after Buffalo beat the Carolina Panthers in 20-18 in the team’s second preseason game. Glenn was on the active/non-football illness list and limited to light exercises on the sideline.

There was no immediate word on when he would start practicing with the team.