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Thursday, November 1, 2012
NFC North Thursday practice report

By Kevin Seifert

Let's power through a look at who practiced, who didn't and why Thursday in the NFC North.

Chicago Bears: It appears that receiver Alshon Jeffery (hand) is going to be the only player unavailable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Linebacker Lance Briggs (toe) was limited Thursday in practice. Tight end Matt Spaeth (ankle) was a full participant. Linebacker Brian Urlacher and defensive end Julius Peppers had their normal rest days. Offensive lineman Jonathan Scott (groin) did not practice.

Detroit Lions: As we noted earlier, cornerback Bill Bentley (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve. He'll have surgery next week. Also not practicing were defensive end Cliff Avril (back), safeties Louis Delmas (knee) and Amari Spievey (concussion), and receiver Calvin Johnson (knee). Linebacker DeAndre Levy (hamstring) practiced as a limited participant.

Green Bay Packers: Fullback John Kuhn (hamstring), receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), linebacker Nick Perry (knee), defensive lineman Jerel Worthy (concussion) and cornerback Sam Shields (shin) did not practice. Defensive end Mike Neal (ankle) returned to practice as a limited participant.

Minnesota Vikings: Receiver Percy Harvin didn't practice because of a family issue, but coach Leslie Frazier indicated Harvin will be available for Sunday's game at the Seattle Seahawks. Tight end John Carlson (concussion) also missed practice.