NFC North: Shaun Phillips

NFC North Friday injury report

November, 4, 2011
With two teams on bye this week and a third not playing until Monday night, our Friday injury report is a bit light.

All but two Green Bay Packers will be available for Sunday's game at the San Diego Chargers, and those two players -- left tackle Chad Clifton and defensive end Mike Neal -- are no surprises. The Chargers declared defensive lineman Luis Castillo (tibia) and guard Kris Dielman (concussion) out of the game, and linebacker Shaun Phillips (foot) is doubtful.

Neither wide receiver Malcom Floyd (hip) nor running back Ryan Mathews practiced this week for the Chargers. Both are listed as questionable.

Meanwhile, every Chicago Bears player had full participation in practice Thursday, except offensive lineman Gabe Carimi (knee), who wasn't expected to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles anyway. The Bears have one more day before issuing the game status for their roster, but it doesn't appear there will be any other issues.
AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky has developed a very 2011 ranking to help us get through the lockout. The Twindex reviews and evaluates what players and others who work for NFL teams are tweeting, ranking them in a fluid top 10 of NFL tweeters.

Our own Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers checked in at No. 2 on Kuharsky's debut list, no doubt buoyed by his use of Twitter to promote "The Belt." Rodgers appeared enthused by the idea and on Thursday tweeted this message to San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips, who holds the top spot:!/AaronRodgers12/status/73864375240368128
Rodgers is the only NFC North player to crack the list, but I'll do my best to lobby Kukarsky's usually impenetrable mindset for others. Feel free to send your suggestions either to him or me. For those interested, below is a list of verified accounts for NFC North players (and one coach) that I follow. Other prominent players have what appear to be legitimate accounts, but they aren't verified. So for now we'll just play it safe.

Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings