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Week 5 Friday Injury Update

Chicago is coming into this week's game with a lot of injuries:

The biggest question for the Bears is who will be available to play.  Thursday's injury report have Rueben Brown, Fred Miller and Adam Archuleta with full participation in practice, so they should be ready to run.  We will also have Tommie Harris back in the starting lineup.  While Lance Briggs did not participate he was working out on the sidelines and so far word is they are expecting him to play.  Vashar is definitely out.  Tillman is a question mark, but I am guessing not likely.  There is still a question of who would start opposite Arch in the safety spot.  Rookie Kevin Payne is gone for the year and Brandon McGowan is banged up and unsure if he will be ready to go.
He didn't even address starting LT John Tait, who hasn't practiced all week and is probably out. DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila is probably due for a big game against a backup, and DE Aaron Kampman is looking at facing RT Fred Miller, who is struggling with a bum knee.

On the Packers side of the ball there are fewer injuries but concentrated at a three spots.

Jackson isn't a big loss since he hasn't exactly been setting the league on fire, and the return of RB Vernand Morency has added depth. If neither Jenkins or Williams can play it would really hurt the inside pass rush. Four players in the secondary are listed, but Woodson and Harris have always been listed this season and have always played. They are better with Blackmon, but it isn't quite this big of a deal. When healthy, he still couldn't beat out CB Jarrett Bush, and Bush has only had one bad game so far and there is still a lot of time to improve. Still it would have been interesting to see what Blackmon could have done as a kick returner once his hand healed.  Collins has played well this season, although it would be better if he would grab an INT once in a while, and starting either rookie S Aaron Rouse or S Charlie Peprah could be a downgrade.

Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Will Blackmon CB Foot Out Out
Chad Clifton T Illness Full Participation Probable
Colin Cole DT Concussion Full Participation Probable
Nick Collins S Knee Limited Probable
Al Harris CB Back Limited Probable
Brandon Jackson RB Shin Limited Questionable
Cullen Jenkins DE Knee Limited Probable
Michael Montgomery DE Knee Limited Out
Corey Williams DT Back Limited Probable
Charles Woodson CB Foot Limited Probable