With the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears playing on Monday night this week, both teams were allowed to wait until Saturday afternoon to announce their respective injury reports for the prime-time divisional matchup.
This week, cornerback Sam Shields makes his first appearance of the year on the list. With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery causing matchup nightmares for secondaries on the outside, Shields will be needed at full strength on Monday. Thankfully, Mike McCarthy said in his press conference today that Shields was held out from practice only as a precaution and he's hopeful that there will be no reason Shields can't play.
James Jones worked in practice again on Saturday, and McCarthy said he "did a little more" than he did in Friday's session. Jones still looks to be a game-time decision, however.
Here's the Packers' full injury report.
The Bears, on the other hand, officially ruled Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs out for Monday, though this was no surprise. All other contributors appear likely to play however, including Charles Tillman who was held out of Thursday's practice but was practicing fully by the end of the week.
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