Wednesday, October 5, 2011
NFC North at night
By Kevin Seifert
Wednesday's practice update:
Chicago Bears: Did not have a formal practice and had no media access.
Detroit Lions: The Lions held a "bonus" workout Wednesday and will begin earnest preparations Thursday for Monday night's game against the Bears. Linebackers Justin Durant and Stephen Tulloch didn't participate, according to Philip Zaroo of Mlive.com, but the Lions aren't required to distribute a formal injury report until Thursday. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley practiced for the second time since undergoing surgery on his foot in August. His status for Monday night's game against the Bears is unclear.
Green Bay Packers: Linebacker Frank Zombo (shoulder) practiced for the first time since fracturing his scapula in the preseason. It's not yet clear if he will be able to play Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, but he is obviously making progress. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee), receiver Donald Driver (shin), linebacker Clay Matthews (quadriceps), tight end Andrew Quarless (knee) and cornerback Charles Woodson (foot/knee) missed practice. Of that group, Bulaga seems most unlikely to play against the Falcons.
Minnesota Vikings: Punter Chris Kluwe (hamstring), center John Sullivan (ankle) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (neck) didn't practice Wednesday. There is no indication that any of their injuries are serious enough to force them out of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.