It's a must-win week for the Chicago Bears. And they finally had their defensive leader back in the mix at practice.
Here are the other items you need to know about the Week 17 injury report:
- The Green Bay Packers list wide receiver Randall Cobb (ankle/knee) as questionable. Running back Alex Green (concussion; probable) is back in the mix. Safety Charles Woodson (collarbone) remains out, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring, probable) is all ready to go to against the Minnesota Vikings.
- Two of the Vikings' best players -- cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee) and defensive end Brian Robison (shoulder) -- are questionable to face the Packers. Winfield didn't practice all week, but Vikings coach Leslie Frazier indicated the cornerback should suit up Sunday. Robison is less likely to play against the Packers.
- The New York Giants listed wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) as questionable for the final time this season. He should play, but he clearly hasn't been 100 percent. Cornerbacks Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and Jayron Hosley (quadriceps) are doubtful to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in the regular-season finale.
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- The Cleveland Browns will start Thaddeus Lewis at quarterback because Brandon Weeden (shoulder) and Colt McCoy (shoulder) are out. Montario Hardesty will start at running back because Trent Richardson (ankle) is out. The Pittsburgh Steelers will start anyone they please and still should win this game.
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