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Packers still missing James Jones, Mike Neal

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When Packers coach Mike McCarthy was telling his team to “keep calm and carry on” the other day, there was some hope that some of his injured players might be carrying helmets to practice Friday.

But according to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, two of the players they were on the fence about were not working.

Outside linebacker Mike Neal (shoulder) and wide receiver James Jones (knee) were not on the field for practice Friday, the day which McCarthy mentioned they’d have a better idea about their availability for this week’s game with the Browns.

They have five other players missing from practice, including linebackers Clay Matthews,  Nick Perry and Brad Jones.

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18 Responses to “Packers still missing James Jones, Mike Neal”
  1. immafubared says: Oct 18, 2013 12:51 PM

    Gee, wonder if this team is soft like people say?

    Of course their soft. The players know when they are going against an old rival from college or some guy that played Div IA or II because they weren’t big enough, tough enough, fast enough and never heard of. When they see the Packers loaded with guys like this and all the injuries, they understand clearly this is not a tough team.

  2. immafubared says: Oct 18, 2013 12:53 PM

    Ya the old MM trick, he probably will be ready by Sunday trick. If you know this trick that means the guy will be lucky to suit up in the next two weeks let alone in a couple of days. Fool me once………….

  3. joemammy says: Oct 18, 2013 1:00 PM

    What do you call the Green Bay Packers, when they are missing that many skilled players?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers.

  4. johngaltwho says: Oct 18, 2013 1:10 PM

    On the contrary – What do you call the Green Bay Packers when they are missing that many skilled players?

    You’d still call them the best team in the NFC North and a team to be feared when they get healthy and peak as the playoffs approach.

  5. twobluegills says: Oct 18, 2013 1:12 PM

    Injuries are part of football. Guys step up.

    It happens to every teams.

    This is a non -story.

  6. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 18, 2013 1:20 PM

    Hopefully the packers can use these next three bye weeks to get healthy.

    Nice of the practice squads (browns, Vikings, bears) to help the packers stay in football shape over such a long break from real games.

  7. teal379 says: Oct 18, 2013 1:32 PM

    Doesn’t bode well for those players. Typically a guy has to practice on Friday for him to be playing Sunday. Just seems to be the way McM does it round here.

    Hope they get healthy in time to make a push in the next 2 months.

  8. ddjesus says: Oct 18, 2013 1:33 PM

    That “soft” team went into the house of the defending champion and gutted out a tough win on the ground. They are the first NFC team to win in Baltimore in years, and the first to have a 100 yard rusher against them in a while, too.

  9. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 18, 2013 1:46 PM

    okay sorry tokyo but had to say something on a packer thread oh no a viking fan here, I usually dont say anything but the vikings can still kick butt we will have to see how they do monday night against the giants with freeman, there is still a chance for them to at least get some wins, and they did pretty good against the pack last year, the packers are not that much up on the vikings.

  10. mn1288 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:03 PM

    vikingfan1971 says:
    Oct 18, 2013 1:46 PM
    okay sorry tokyo but had to say something on a packer thread oh no a viking fan here, I usually dont say anything but the vikings can still kick butt we will have to see how they do monday night against the giants with freeman, there is still a chance for them to at least get some wins, and they did pretty good against the pack last year, the packers are not that much up on the vikings.

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    Dude, I don’t know where you think the Vikings will get the talent from to “kick butt”, but I’d say it’s a pretty bad sign when KFAN is bashing Freeman and laid it out plain as day this AM that he is statistically the same QB as Ponder and Cassell….So in other words, a very good backup.

    but keeping dreaming, that sieve you call a defense will rebound for sure…Esp. with Harrison Smith done for the year.

  11. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 18, 2013 2:19 PM

    Ummm…. The Packers really are miles ahead of the Vikings.

    Top five rushing and passing offense, top five rushing defense.

    3-2, with losses to two playoff teams and wins over two playoff teams and a 4-2 team.

    Quite honestly, the Packers hardest portion of the schedule was the first five games. I called 13-3 and it looks like that’s where the Packers will end up. If they can beat the reigning Super Bowl champs while banged up all over, think about what they’ll do when healthy.

  12. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:21 PM

    thanks for calling me a dude I am not a dude

  13. mn1288 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:47 PM

    vikingfan1971 says:
    Oct 18, 2013 1:46 PM
    okay sorry tokyo but had to say something on a packer thread oh no a viking fan here, I usually dont say anything but the vikings can still kick butt we will have to see how they do monday night against the giants with freeman, there is still a chance for them to at least get some wins, and they did pretty good against the pack last year, the packers are not that much up on the vikings.

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    Thinking about it even more, to even put the Vikings in the same class as anyone in the NFCN is laughable. Look at the numbers.

  14. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:58 PM

    whatever the vikings are not always having a bad year and adrian is on the madden cover so if it be this year we wont be and next year is a new year. Adrian has the madden curse

  15. golforepar says: Oct 18, 2013 3:06 PM

    vikingchump, It is more of a Viking curse. Just be happy you haven’t lost a SB in a few decades!

  16. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 18, 2013 3:21 PM

    vikingfan1971 says:
    Oct 18, 2013 2:21 PM
    thanks for calling me a dude I am not a dude

    Most people on here are guys. Contra is both.

    Don’t get offended when people play the odds.

  17. mn1288 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:37 PM

    vikingfan1971 says:
    Oct 18, 2013 2:21 PM
    thanks for calling me a dude I am not a dude

    ———————————

    Sorry…”Delusional”.

  18. axespray says: Oct 19, 2013 12:26 AM

    top 5 rushing offense, top 5 run defense.

    That’s in spite of having a ton of starters out of the lineup.

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