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Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is still not practicing due to a hamstring injury. He is looking very questionable for Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. This is a situation you will have to monitor up until Sunday but it's not looking good.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been practicing in full this week. Despite being admittedly battered and bruised after two brutal games, Stafford is fully expected to start Week 3. He had to undergo X-rays on his chest and ribs following Week 2.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has not been ruled out for Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Head coach John Fox made it clear that there was still a chance that Cutler plays this week. He's almost certainly out but those sneaky Bears just won't show their hand yet. "If he [Jay]'s healthy, he starts, if not Jimmy will start," Fox said.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was sidelined once again on Thursday. He is still dealing with a hamstring injury that held him out of Week 2. His status is once again very questionable for Week 3. This will likely come down to a game-time decision once again this week.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is still not practicing as of Thursday. He has tried testing out his injured ankle but hasn't been able to participate in practice at all. His status for Monday night is very much up in the air. Lacy is expected to be a game-time decision on Monday night. If he can't play, James Starks will serve as the starter.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been ruled out of Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Head coach John Fox talked about how he expects Jeffery to bounce back and the fact that he's also dealing with an illness on top of his injury. "Anytime a player gets hurt, there's an element of frustration, a little discouragement. But that's part of this game," Fox said. "You're going to get knocked down. What do you do? You get back up and bounce back. I don't expect anything different from Jeffery … Right now, he's actually sick. Whether or not he travels or not, we'll talk to the trainers and discuss that from a contagious standpoint with the other players. It's something else aside from his hamstring and calf injuries."
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled out for Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Head coach John Fox admits he was doubtful for this week but insinuates that he's more day to day than week to week. "He's going to travel with the team," said Fox. "I actually would've preferred to put him as doubtful. He threw the ball a little bit today. He doesn't have a torn ACL. He has a hamstring injury. It's kind of one day at a time to see how it improves. Mentally, he's been great. He's been a stud. He's been like he's been all year as far as his preparation. Everybody's all in to help Jimmy be the best he can be."
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is expected to play Monday night against the Chiefs. He is dealing with an ankle injury that forced him to be carted off the field last week. He got some limited practice in this week. It remains to be seen if he'll be limited this week.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is expected to play on Monday Night Football. He is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but never really seemed concerned with the issue. Now he is reportedly expected to suit up and start against the Chiefs.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been upgraded to probable for Monday Night Football. He sprained his ankle last week and was carted off the field. After being very questionable all week, it now appears that Lacy is well on track to play in tonight's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.