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Let's get inside this week's Friday injury report, which also includes an update on a player who was injured Thursday night:
Chicago Bears: All players except receiver Alshon Jeffery (hand) should be available for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Quarterback Jay Cutler (ribs) was a full participant in Friday's practice. Tight end Brody Eldridge was listed as questionable because of illness.
Detroit Lions: The Lions ruled out safety Amari Spievey and cornerback Jacob Lacey, both of whom are dealing with concussions. Linebacker DeAndre Levy (hamstring) is doubtful and will be replaced by Ashlee Palmer on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Cornerback Bill Bentley (shoulder) is questionable and it's not clear if he'll be ready for this game.
Green Bay Packers: Fullback John Kuhn (hamstring) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. So was cornerback Sam Shields (shin) and linebacker Nick Perry (knee). It appears nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) is ready to play. He is listed as probable. The biggest uncertainty is receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) who sat out practice for the second consecutive day and is listed as questionable. Nelson will be tested Sunday morning.
Minnesota Vikings: Cornerback Chris Cook was diagnosed with a fractured right arm and was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. Coach Leslie Frazier acknowledged that Cook isn't likely to be ready to play until a possible playoff game, however. The Vikings might sign another cornerback, but for now everyone on the roster takes a step forward. Josh Robinson will start, A.J. Jefferson will play in the nickel and Marcus Sherels likely will be the dime back.