lucky: NFC NORTH Chicago Bears Inside linebacker

NFC NORTH Chicago Bears Inside linebacker

9 Nov 2017 at 06:18pm
Danny Trevathan missed practice Wednesday with a calf strain. Trevathan, who suffered the injury against the Saints in Week 8, is the Bears' leading tackler (52) and one of their leaders on defense. Meanwhile, wide receiver Markus Wheaton said he expects to play against the Packers after sitting out three weeks with a groin tear. Right guard Kyle Long had limited participation on Wednesday, but he's dealing with ankle, shoulder and finger injuries. -- Jeff Dickerson

Detroit Lions Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has been hampered by a knee injury all season. He can now add a back injury to the list, which has to be a concern for Detroit. He didn't practice Wednesday, and it isn't yet clear if that's a normal rest day for him with his old (and now new) injury or something more serious. It'll be something to monitor as the week progresses. If Ansah can't play, that

could mean more of recently signed Jacquies Smith and Cornelius Washington. Better news for the Lions is that left tackle Taylor Decker is still practicing while on PUP. At some point, Detroit should get him back to help solidify the offensive line. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay practiced Wednesday, but it's too early New England Patriots Jersey to read into anything there because he has practiced early in the week before and then had to shut it down. -- Michael Rothstein

The Packers know they won't have right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who tore the ACL in his right knee on Monday night against the Lions. But they're still not 100 percent sure if they'll have his backup, Justin McCray, who sustained an ankle injury on the final play against the Detroit. McCray, who started four games and at two O-line spots earlier this season, practiced on Wednesday with his ankle heavily taped. Coach Mike McCarthy said he'd need to see how well McCray moved in practice this week. -- Rob Demovsky

Minnesota Vikings The foot injury Everson Griffen sustained on one of the final plays of the Week 8 win over the Browns kept him sidelined from practice Wednesday. Should he play this Sunday, the defensive end will reach for NFL history as the first player to start the season with nine straight games with a sack. Minnesota is still missing two members of New England Patriots Jersey the offensive line in Jeremiah Sirles (knee) and Mike Remmers (concussion) and was without defensive end Stephen New England Patriots Jersey Weatherly (knee). The good news, in addition to Teddy Bridgewater's being activated to the 53-man roster, is Stefon Diggs' (groin) absence from the injury report for the first time in four weeks. -- Courtney Cronin

NFC SOUTH Atlanta Falcons Wide receiver Julio Jones didn't practice Wednesday while nursing an ankle injury, which is a cause for a concern due to the explosive nature of his game. But Jones has popped up on the injury report a couple times this season with back and hip flexor injuries and hasn't missed a game. Jones typically experiences bumps and bruises, which is why coach Dan Quinn monitors his practice reps and gives him some plays off during games. But /a> don't expect an ankle injury to keep the receiver from facing the Cowboys on Sunday. Also keep an eye on kicker Matt Bryant, who has a right calf injury and didn't kick Wednesday. -- Vaughn McClure

This is starting to sound like a broken record, but Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil looks doubtful again with a neck New England Patriots Jersey injury. He worked on the side with the trainer once again and stands to miss his eighth start in 10 games. Tight end Chris Manhertz was on the side riding an exercise bike, which is a positive sign that he could be cleared from the concussion protocol by Monday night's game against the Dolphins. The Panthers are down to one tight end, Ed Dickson, with three-time Pro Bowl selection Greg Olsen still a few weeks from coming off injured /a> reserve in time for the Nov. 26 game at the Jets. -- David Newton

New Orleans Saints There are several big injury questions for the Saints this week. Left tackle Terron Armstead /a> (chest) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin) both missed practice Wednesday after leaving last week's win over the Buccaneers early. Both have expressed optimism that they won't be sidelined long, but it's too soon to gauge. Meanwhile, receiver Michael Thomas was limited Wednesday with an ankle injury -- an ailment that hasn't appeared on the injury report before. Guard Larry Warford returned to practice on a limited basis for the first time since he missed the past two games with an abdomen injury. -- Mike Triplett

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Jameis Winston paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday to have his sprained AC joint examined. He'll be shelved for what coach Dirk Koetter said would be "at least two weeks" to let the injury heal. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday against the Jets. So far, surgery hasn't been recommended, and Winston has wanted to play through it, but how effective he'll be when he returns is

uncertain. Also, defensive end William Gholston won't play against the Jets due to a neck injury suffered last week. He's walking around but is wearing a neck brace. With the other starter, Robert Ayers, also missing practice Wednesday and Noah Spence gone for the season, the Bucs could be paper-thin at the position. -- Jenna Laine /a> /a> /a> /a> /a> /a> /a>

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