NFC North: Brndon Jackson
October, 16, 2009
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the Friday injury report:
Chicago Bears: To little surprise, tailback Adrian Peterson (knee) and linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer (ribs) are doubtful and won’t play Sunday night at Atlanta. Defensive lineman Israel Idonije (knee) returned to practice and has a shot to play. Defensive tackle Anthony Adams (toe) is questionable, as is linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa. But Tinoisamoa is expected to play.
Detroit Lions: Quarterback Matthew Stafford (knee) and receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) are listed as questionable but missed practice Friday and likely won’t play Sunday at Green Bay. The Lions are also likely to be without three other starters: Defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill (ankle), defensive end Dewayne White (hamstring) and defensive end Jason Hunter (ankle). That could leave Turk McBride and Cliff Avril as the starting defensive ends. Safety Ko Simpson (hamstring) is doubtful.
Green Bay Packers: Korey Hall (calf), tackle Mark Tauscher (knee) and tailback DeShawn Wynn (knee) won’t play. The Packers should have all other players available, including tailback Brandon Jackson (ankle) as the primary backup to Ryan Grant. That also includes left tackle Chad Clifton (ankle).
Minnesota Vikings: Punt returner Darius Reynaud (hamstring) isn’t expected to play Sunday against Baltimore. Receiver Percy Harvin (shoulder) is listed as questionable but should play. If right tackle Phil Loadholt (ankle) can’t play, Artis Hicks would start in his place.