Saturday, November 2, 2013
Packers report: Jones says he's 50/50
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- James Jones’ sprained left knee is feeling better, but he doesn’t know if better will be good enough to play on Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
The Green Bay Packers receiver practiced on Saturday, albeit in a limited fashion, for the third straight day and was listed as questionable on the official injury report.
The previous two weeks, Jones was listed as questionable and doubtful and didn’t play in either game.
“We’ll see how my knee reacts coming in tomorrow,” Jones said after Saturday’s practice. “[Hopefully] get no swelling or anything like that. Felt good, so we’ll see. I don’t know if I’ll go this week, next week, but [it] felt better.
“I’m not a betting man, I don’t know. But if I was a betting man, I don’t know, 50/50.”
Jones has not played since Oct. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. He did not practice for two weeks but returned to the field on Thursday.
“He did a little more than yesterday,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Saturday. “So we’ll see where he is. Frankly, it’s up in the air, but he’s doing everything he can.”
The injury that kept cornerback Sam Shields out of practice on Saturday was to his toes, McCarthy said. Shields got stepped on during Saturday’s practice.
“Frankly, I just held him for precaution,” McCarthy said. “I’m hopeful it’s nothing more than that.”
Here’s the full injury report:
Out – TE Jermichael Finley (neck), OLB Clay Matthews (thumb).
Doubtful – OLB Nick Perry (foot, did not practice).
Questionable – WR James Jones (knee, limited participation).
Probable – LB Brad Jones (hamstring, full participation), CB Sam Shields (toes, did not practice), TE Ryan Taylor (knee, did not practice).
Out – LB Lance Briggs (shoulder), QB Jay Cutler (groin).
Questionable – WR Joe Anderson (abdomen, limited participation).
Probable – LB Blake Costanzo (knee, full participation), CB Charles Tillman (knee, full participation), S Major Wright (knee, full participation).