Clay Matthews is having hamstring issues again.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the plan is for his veteran linebacker to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday. McCarthy added he hopes Matthews' hamstring injury isn't as severe as the one he suffered in Week 2 -- which kept him out the following week before he recovered during their Week 4 bye.
Here are the other injuries we were following Thursday:
- Bills running back LeSean McCoy is not practicing as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury that had him leave early from Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. McCoy first suffered the injury in practice in the lead-up to that game. Rex Ryan said he's "not real sure" on McCoy's status for Sunday, adding they'll see how he progresses the next couple of days.
Safety Aaron Williams didn't suffer a concussion, but did suffer a neck injury. Coach Ryan is afraid the injury could be long term, due to the fact Williams had neck fusion surgery this past offseason.
- Panthers defensive tackle Vernon Butler left practice early with a noticeable limp. The first-round pick hasn't played since suffering an ankle sprain in Week 3.
- The Falcons will be without running back Tevin Coleman (hamstring) and defensive end Dwight Freeney (quad) at Thursday's practice.
- Linebacker DeAndre Levy (knee/quad), offensive linemen Riley Reiff (illness) andCorey Robinson (ankle), and cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) all will not participate in Lions practice on Thursday.
- Redskins tight end Jordan Reed and cornerback Josh Norman have been cleared to travel to London after dealing with concussions. Coach Jay Gruden said they will both practice Friday in order to determine if they can play Sunday.
- Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion) and safety Andrew Sendejo (ankle) didn't practice.
- Bears receiver Eddie Royal (toe), guard Josh Sitton (ankle) and guard Kyle Long (tricep) didn't practice. Linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) and receiver Cameron Meredith (shoulder) were limited.