NFC North: Matt Milen

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

A few Thursday afternoon odds and ends:

  • Detroit Lions president Matt Millen spoke with reporters at practice Thursday. The highlight might have been his assessment of owner William Clay Ford's reaction to the team's 0-2 start: "You'd have to talk to him, but here's my take -- he has high expectations. When you have high expectations, you also get frustrated, too, and there are answers you want, too.''
  • Two members of the Green Bay Packers' original starting offensive line -- center Scott Wells and right guard Josh Sitton -- participated fully in practice Thursday. It's the first time they've done that together since the start of the season. Coach Mike McCarthy was noncommittal about both players after practice, but Wells (back) seems close to returning to the starting lineup. Sitton's knee situation is less clear. Even if he is healthy, it's not certain he will regain his starting spot.
  • With tight end Tory Humphrey slowed by a knee injury, McCarthy said he expects rookie Jermichael Finley to be active Sunday night against Dallas for the first time this season.
  • The Minnesota Vikings, who practiced today without their No. 1 draw, received a 24-hour extension to sell out Sunday's game against Carolina at the Metrodome. As of Thursday, they had 1,400 tickets remaining. Fans who already have tickets are hoping that tailback Adrian Peterson, who rested his strained hamstring Thursday, will be healthy enough to play.

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