Friday, November 5, 2010
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the Friday injury report:
Chicago Bears: Cornerback Zack Bowman (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Tight end Desmond Clark (neck) was added to the injury report Friday and is questionable, but he has been a healthy scratch for three of the past four games. All other players are expected to be available.
Detroit Lions: Safety C.C. Brown (knee) and linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba (knee) were ruled out of Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Quarterback Shaun Hill (forearm) isn't expected to be ready to play. Linebacker Ashlee Palmer (hamstring) and running back Kevin Smith (knee) both practiced on a limited basis Friday and are questionable. All other players are expected to be available.
Green Bay Packers: Receiver Donald Driver (quad) and cornerback Pat Lee (ankle) had already been ruled out. Left guard Daryn Colledge (back) returned to practice and is expected to play Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Defensive end Ryan Pickett (ankle) and tight end Andrew Quarless (shoulder) are both listed as questionable, but Quarless "had a bit of a setback," coach Mike McCarthy said, and wasn't able to practice Friday. Pickett, however, "looked the best he's looked in a number of weeks," McCarthy said.
Minnesota Vikings: Receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) was hardly able to run during practice Friday. He is listed as questionable but would need vast improvement in order to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Receiver Sidney Rice (hip) hasn't been activated from the physically unable to perform list. Coach Brad Childress said a return to the active roster next week seems "more viable," but it's suspicious that the Vikings haven't yet filled the roster spot of waived receiver Randy Moss. Are they holding open for Rice? No. This team would never consider public misdirection.