Coach Mike McCarthy sounded optimistic that Pickett would be able to play. But McCarthy referred to uncertainty for the coaching staff going into its post-practice meeting Friday.
"We have more to talk about today than we have in prior weeks because we're going to have to rely on some medical evaluations that we'll go through tomorrow," McCarthy said. "Our inactive list isn't really where you'd like it to be come Friday afternoon."
McCarthy said Shields underwent more tests Friday, per NFL protocol for players who have a head injury.
"He's making progress, and he'll be seen again tomorrow," McCarthy said.
Pickett's questionable status gives him a 50-50 chance of playing, but McCarthy said the preliminary report from the medical staff on the 11th-year lineman was encouraging.
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