Wednesday, September 5, 2012
NFC North Wednesday practice report
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside our first Wednesday practice report of the 2012 regular season:
Chicago Bears: Linebacker Brian Urlacher (knee) was a full participant. It's likely he'll take one of the next two days off from practice. Punter Adam Podlesh (hip flexor) was a limited participant and has a chance to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Safety Chris Conte (shoulder) was a limited participant as well. Running back Lorenzo Booker (head) did not practice.
Green Bay Packers: Nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) participated in a limited portion of practice and doesn't appear at risk for missing Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Tight end Tom Crabtree (shoulder) and cornerback Davon House (shoulder) were limited. Running back James Starks (toe) was ruled out, but coach Mike McCarthy said he has started running during rehabilitation workouts.
Detroit Lions: As we discussed earlier, cornerback Chris Houston (ankle) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) were the only players who missed practice. Delmas has missed five weeks' worth of practice, and it's hard to imagine him being rushed back Sunday against the St. Louis Rams with only two days of on-field preparation. And that's assuming he returns Thursday.
Minnesota Vikings: Safety Mistral Raymond (back) practiced and was not listed on the injury report, so it appears he is on track to start Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tight end John Carlson (knee) and nose tackle Letroy Guion (knee) were full participants. Tailback Adrian Peterson (knee) was listed as a limited participant. Receiver Jarius Wright (ankle), linebacker Marvin Mitchell (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (ankle) did not practice.