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Packers Practice Report: Everyone's Practicing Wednesday to Prep for Bears

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The Packers had a full squad practicing today, while Mike McCarthy previewed the Bears and took some questions on the Packers' offense.

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We have good news on the injury front for the Green Bay Packers after Wednesday's practice. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, every player on the active roster was participating in practice in some fashion today.

That includes outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who is one of the keys to the Packers' ability to use 4-3 formations:

Inside linebacker Brad Jones is also back from his quad injury, though he was limited today. Here was the full injury report from Wednesday's practice:

Full Participation

WR Jarrett Boykin (knee)
T Bryan Bulaga (knee)
CB Davon House (knee)
OLB Nick Perry (wrist)

Limited Participation

ILB Brad Jones (quad)
OLB Clay Matthews (groin)

After practice, Mike McCarthy met with reporters in his usual press conference, which was streamed on

On Clay Matthews' status, McCarthy said "I just watched him in individual (drills), I don't really have a bead on him yet...just take it day by day." Hopefully Matthews will continue to progress this week.

McCarthy went off on a discussion about the offense's performance. "Right now, the production on offense isn't really where we'd like to be." However, he did say that there are no communication issues and that in terms of the mechanics of getting the plays called correctly out of both the no-huddle and standard huddle, "What we're doing I'm comfortable with."

The coach was then asked about how in the past, he had often used a variety of different formations creatively to put pressure on a defense, but he didn't answer the question: "In my opinion, utilization of formations, I wouldn't categorize that as 'creativity'. That's personnel." When followed up and asked about whether using different personnel groups or a no-huddle offense put more pressure on the opposition, he said "I think both approaches stress a defense." Finally, he confirmed that "obviously" something changed with his offensive philosophy switching towards the no-huddle instead of changing personnel, but he did not elaborate on what that change was.

Regarding Sunday's opponent, the Chicago Bears, McCarthy was complimentary of their offense: "I thought they were excellent last year and they've kinda picked up where they left off." He also said ball security will be a focus this week, as the Bears defense is "a group that's always excelled at it as far as punching the ball out."

Taking advantage of injuries: "The first thing you have to do is make first downs ... this week, 51 plays, you can just stop there with your statistical analysis."

As for a few other players, Bryan Bulaga "had a good day in practice today." Brandon Bostick is "kinda working his way back. I feel confident that if needed, he'd do a good job (on offense) on Sunday."

UPDATE: The tweet below from the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood sure doesn't seem like a good sign. Stay tuned for more on Matthews' status as the week goes along.