The Packers and Bears each have their share of key players banged up for their Week Two bout tonight. Let's take a quick scan through the team's injury reports.
Questionable: DE C.J. Wilson (groin), LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle)
Doubtful: CB Davon House (shoulder), WR Greg Jennings (groin), RB James Starks (turf toe)
Out: ILB Terrell Manning (concussion)
Both Wilson and Lattimore participated in practice on Wednesday, but were limited. Wilson's presence should help the run defense quite a bit in the base defense. If Lattimore can't go, Brad Jones would likely have to play a few snaps at ILB tonight. House probably won't play, and it looks more and more like they're preparing him to contribute next Monday night against the Seahawks. Starks is probably the same way. Jennings is obviously the big question mark, and while doubtful, this tweet from Adam Schefter makes it sound more promising that he'd be on the field:
Despite being listed as doubtful for Thursday with a groin injury, Packers WR Greg Jennings wants to play and it "sounds like 50/50 at this point," according to one source.
If Jennings can run, he can at the very least be a decoy that the Bears will need to account for, freeing up some more single coverage on the other receivers early in the game.
Probable: MLB Brian Urlacher (knee)
Questionable: CB Charles Tillman (shin), TE Kyle Adams (shoulder)
The Bears have a smaller contingent of players who are banged up, and Tillman is the one to watch. Urlacher should be his usual self and is unlikely to be limited by his knee injury. Adams caught one pass for 17 yards last week, but would be called on to help block in the running game. Tillman's absence or presence should have a big effect on how the Packers attack the Bears' defense.
Previous Packers vs. Bears Coverage:
Week 2 Fantasy Sit/Start Advice | Week 2 Fantasy Preview: Big Day For Finley | Key Match Up #2: Cedric Benson vs. His Old Team | Key Match Up #1: Gabe Carimi vs. Nick Perry | Injury Report
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