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GREEN BAY, Wis. Authentic Dolphins Jerseys . -- The Green Bay Packers finally got some good news on the injury front. And it came on the side of the ball where they needed it most: defense.Starting inside linebacker Jake Ryan, the teams leading tackler, was able to practice Friday and appears likely to play in Monday night game at Philadelphia.Ryan suffered an ankle injury early in the teams Nov. 13 game at Tennessee, missing nearly all of that game and sitting out last weeks loss at Washington. Then, with five minutes left in their 42-24 loss to the Redskins, the Packers lost their other starting inside linebacker, Blake Martinez, to a knee injury. That will keep him out Monday night and likely longer.Everything looks good for Jake so far, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning, as the team returned to work after getting the Thanksgiving holiday off. We need him, definitely. Jake Ryans important to how we move forward. Hes made a ton of progress, and Im excited to see him out there at practice today. Its great to have him back.During their four-game losing streak, the Packers have allowed 30 points in each and became the first team in the NFL this season to give up 40 or more points in back-to-back games with their losses to the Titans and Redskins.If Ryan, officially listed as limited on the practice report, has a setback and cant go against the Eagles, the Packers choices would be to start Carl Bradford, who struggled in his regular-season debut against Washington following Martinezs injury, alongside Joe Thomas/Thomas normally serves as the dime linebacker when Ryan and Martinez are both healthy.Or the Packers could shift outside linebacker Clay Matthews inside, where Matthews moved midway through the 2014 season -- a switch that reversed the struggling defenses fortunes that season. Matthews then spent virtually all of last season playing inside, earning his sixth Pro Bowl selection, first as an inside linebacker.The coaches made (it clear) -- especially with how thin it is at that position -- to be ready and be available. So Ive taken a look at the playbook (to) make sure if for whatever reason they throw me inside, Ill be ready, Matthews said. Well see what that means going forward. But what Ive been going through in practice has been strictly outside.Matthews returned to action last week after missing the previous three games with a hamstring injury, but was largely a nonfactor. McCarthy has said he prefers to keep Matthews at outside linebacker, believing Matthews tilts the field as an edge rusher.Clays an impact player at the outside linebacker, McCarthy said of Matthews, who played 56 of the Packers 68 defensive snaps (82 percent) against Washington. Thats been the focus of playing him there this year.Meanwhile, starting cornerback Damarious Randall, who suffered a groin injury in the Packers Sept. 25 win over Detroit and hasnt played since undergoing surgery on Oct. 20, practiced Friday. He appears set to return to action. Without Randall and No. 1 cornerback Sam Shields, out for the year following a concussion suffered in the opener at Jacksonville, the secondary has struggled mightily this season.But, Randall stopped short of saying he would play against the Eagles.I felt OK today, Randall said. Im just taking it day by day and well see what happens.The Packers still arent close to full strength, of course. McCarthy announced earlier in the week that Shields and No. 1 running back Eddie Lacy were both done for the year. Neither will be designated for return from IR, and five other players did not practice Friday, including three starters: right guard T.J. 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He came through big in his fourth plate appearance.Harper hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.Harper whiffed repeatedly against Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff. He then provided the games only scoring against Patrick Schuster, who threw a wild pitch, issued a walk and gave up the homer without recording an out after replacing fellow reliever Luis Garcia (1-1).I was thinking to myself, `well, you struck out three times. Hit a homer and everybody will forget about that, Harper said. Look what happened.Nationals ace Max Scherzer gave up four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and struck out eight to increase his NL lead to 251.Shawn Kelley (2-2) recorded the final out of the eighth and Mark Melancon pitched ninth for his 40th save as Washington won for the fifth time in six games.Ben Reveres single with one out in the eighth started the winning rally against Garcia, who was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the game. Daniel Murphy walked before Harpers heroics.The 2015 NL Most Valuable Player starred at the drive down the right field line before punctuating the drama with a bat flip.That was a dramatic home run, National manager Dusty Baker said. It just shows how strong he is mentally after you strike out three times and hit a home run. He had a rough night going up to then.Facing a 3-1 count against Schuster, Harper had one objective in mind.I was kind of shocked he threw it over the middle of the plate, Harper said of Schusters curveball. I was swinging no matter what anyway, to tell you the truth. If it had been in their dugout I probably would have swung at it.Eickhoff essentially matched Scherzer, keeping Washington off the scoreboard over six innings. He gave up five hits and struck out five.Tied for the NL lead with 16 wins, Scherzer won each of his previous four starts with 32 strikeouts and a 2.45 ERA in that stretch. He entered Saturdays matchup 3-0 against Philadelphia this season. Wholesale Dolphins Jerseys. The Cy Young contender wasnt special throughout -- he hit two batters -- and labored at times with long innings. He also got clutch outs when needed.With two runners on and one out in the first, Scherzer induced back-to-back infield pop-ups. He struck out Tommy Joseph to end the third with two runners in scoring position.I didnt think (Scherzer) was at his best tonight, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. He had a ton of pitches. He looked like he was struggling with command and we just couldnt take advantage of it.Philadelphias defense kept the game scoreless in the fourth. Jose Lobatons single with runners at first and second sent Clint Robinson around third. Center fielder Odubel Herreras throw bounced to home, where catcher Cameron Rupp shielded the plate and tagged out Robinson.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: 3B Maikel Franco pinch-hit in the seventh inning after sitting out the previous two games with a sore right thumb.Nationals: RHP Joe Ross, on the disabled list since July 3 with right shoulder inflammation, threw 60 pitches during a simulation at Nationals Park Saturday. (Joe) had good velocity. ... Changeup looked like hed never been out, manager Dusty Baker said.STRASBURG SPEAKSNationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg made his first comments since leaving Wednesdays start with a strained flexor mass in his right elbow. Strasburg passed on projecting a timeline for his return before or during the postseason.I cant make that claim, he said. Theres still pretty much a month left in the season. Im just trying to get back healthy. Hopefully were still playing baseball.BLANK CHECKSaturday marked the third time the Phillies were shut out by the Nationals this season and the 10th time they were held scoreless overall.UP NEXTPhillies LHP Adam Morgan (2-9, 5.90) faces LHP Gio Gonzalez (10-9, 4.40), who allowed six runs and eight hits in three innings in his last start on Monday against the Braves. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '