Morning Buzz: Packers' injuries piling up
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The Packers are in seemingly deep trouble at the running back position with Ryan Wood reporting overnight that injured reserve is a possibility for Eddie Lacy.
If Lacy’s injury is expected to last longer than a few weeks, he could be placed on injured reserve. Lacy would be able to return after eight weeks. His move to IR would open a roster spot for running back Don Jackson to be promoted from the practice squad, though it’s uncertain when a determination will be made.
Tom Silverstein gives us the backstory of how Lacy’s status led to the trade for Knile Davis.
Despite the injuries that are piling up, the Packers have a game to play Thursday night when they host the Chicago Bears in Lambeau Field. Bob McGinn gives his weekly scouting report.
Despite wholesale injuries on defense the Bears have remained competitive, allowing no more than 31 points in a game and yielding more than 400 yards only once.
“This isn’t a stellar collection of talent but they play well together,” one personnel man said. “They have played tough and aren’t giving up big plays.”
Fangio, a close friend of Green Bay’s Dom Capers, will be coordinating his seventh game against Rodgers. He was 4-0 for San Francisco in 2012 and ’13, and is 1-1 for the Bears.
Eric Baranczyk and Pete Dougherty looked at the tape of the loss to the Cowboys and came away thinking that while the Packers’ run defense may have been manhandled, it doesn’t necessarily mean they were exposed.
The guys at Barstool Sports asked me to be on their podcast, Pardon My Take, so they could ask me about Aaron Rodgers.
Elsewhere, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky writes that it may be time for the Packers to move on from Shields.
Packers assistant coaches met with the media Tuesday.
Knile Davis certainly should add some much-needed speed to the Packers’ backfield.
The Bears and Packers will be wearing their “Color Rush” jerseys on Thursday night.
The Bears could be getting some help for their meager pass rush.
This "When Harry Met Sally" parody, based around Bears-Packers, is pretty funny.
The NFL put together a movie-like trailer for Thursday’s game.