Because of the game against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football this upcoming week, the Packers start their week of practice one day later than usual.
The team hits the practice field for the first time this week on Thursday and hope to be joined by wide receiver James Jones, who’s been missing in action since injuring his knee Week 6 at Baltimore.
Linebackers Brad Jones and Nick Perry also haven’t played in two weeks, but they at least practiced last week for the Packers. As long as they’ve suffered no setbacks, they figure to take part in today’s session.
Whether they’ll be joined by Jones is still up in the air. The Packers offense has done well in Jones’ absence, but how long they can continue to do so is up for question.
The Packers will release their first official injury report of the week at approximately 1:10 p.m. CT, followed by a press conference from head coach Mike McCarthy to be streamed live on the team’s official website at Packers.com.
Jones will make his weekly appearance on 101.1 FM WIXX in Green Bay for “1 on 1 with the Boys” from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. CT, when perhaps he’ll give an update on his injury.
During the morning hours, McCarthy makes his weekly appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio (satellite radio) on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. CT.
He’ll be talking to one of his former players and Packers preseason announcer Rich Gannon along with Bruce Murray on the SiriusXM Blitz.