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Packers will start next two games without Clifton

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The Green Bay Packers will be without starting left tackle Chad Clifton for at least two games.

Clifton sprained his right ankle last Sunday against Cincinnati, and he'll be out at least until after the bye week in October.

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Until then, left guard Daryn Colledge will play in the tackle spot. He was a tackle in college at Boise State.

Meanwhile, safety Nick Collins practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, after spraining his clavicle against the Bengals.

But it's too early to tell if he'll play on Sunday at St. Louis.

Meanwhile, the Packers cut safety Aaron Rouse yesterday after he had some missed tackles and blown assignments in the loss to the Bengals.

The Packers signed free agent safety Matt Giordano from Indianapolis and the coaches are preparing him and back-ups Jarrett Bush and Derrick Martin to play against the Rams.

Meanwhile, Coach Mike McCarthy says he won't second-guess whether the Packers should have kept free agent safety Anthony Smith instead of Rouse at the end of training camp.

Smith shined during the pre-season, and he ended up signing with St. Louis.

The Packers could see him on Sunday along with ex-Green Bay receiver Ruvell Martin, whom the Rams signed earlier this week.

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