Most teams go out of their way to not talk about injuries which keep players out of practice.
Which is why it’s mildly amusing when the league talks about players who were out of practices which never convened.
Both the Packers and Bears had Monday off, as they rest up for the short week before their Thursday game. But since the game’s three days out, there must be an injury report.
And if they had practiced, which they didn’t, several key players wouldn’t have.
For the Bears, linebacker Brian Urlacher (coach’s decision, knee), cornerback Charles Tillman (shin) and tight end Kyle Adams (shoulder) did not participate in the practice that did not happen, and tackle J’Marcus Webb was limited in the work that did not occur.
For the Packers, wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin), linebacker Terrell Manning (concussion), running back James Starks (toe) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (groin) were out, while cornerback Davon House (shoulder) and linebacker Jamari Lattimore (ankle) were limited in the phantom practice.
Yes, it’s silly.
But no more so than coaches who reply to honest questions with answers such as “he has a leg,” or “we won’t have any updates on that until Wednesday.”