Sick bay: Packers Woodson 'out' for Sunday

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Sick bay: Packers Woodson 'out' for Sunday

Why did coach Lovie Smith give the Bears a day off from a normal practice? Could be that his team wouldve had to play eight-man football for the day.
 
Not practicing on Wednesday were receiver Earl Bennett (concussion), linebackers Lance Briggs (kneehip), Geno Hayes (knee) and Brian Urlacher (hamstring), running back Michael Bush (ribs), quarterback Jay Cutler (neck), tight end Kellen Davis (knee), cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder), defensive linemen Shea McClellin (knee) and Henry Melton (chest), and tackle Jonathan Scott (shoulder).

MORE: Melton, Jennings lead Pro Bowl voting

Briggs was on the injury report pre-Seattle, missing practice with an ankle injury in the first Minnesota game.
 
The Green Bay Packers, wracked by injuries this season, were without safety Charles Woodson (collarbone) and cornerback Davon House (ill); wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), running back James Starks (knee) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee).
 
Ironically, the injury problems in Green Bay have given the Packers a booster shot in their player-development plan.
 
READ: Brandon Marshall on Green Bay: 'This is personal.'

We wanted to play more players earlier than we have in the past and that was a focus coming into the season, said Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy. But with the injuries it obviously happened earlier than we may have liked but its been good for our guys because I feel were a more well rounded football team because of it.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: What's Dwyane Wade's future with the Bulls?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: What's Dwyane Wade's future with the Bulls?

Chris Hine (Chicago Tribune) and Brian Hedger (nhl.com) join Kap on the panel.  Dwyane Wade talks about his future with the Bulls. Will he exercise his player option and return next year if the Bulls’ struggle continue? The guys talk NBA with CSNChicago.com’s Vincent Goodwill.

How can Stan Bowman help Jonathan Toews at the deadline? And Dabo Swinney compares Deshaun Watson to Michael Jordan.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Jose Quintana trade rumors and SoxFest preview

White Sox Talk Podcast: Jose Quintana trade rumors and SoxFest preview

When will a possible Jose Quintana trade go from a watch to a warning?

Chuck Garfien, Dan Hayes, Ryan McGuffey and Chris Kamka break down the Quintana trade talks and what it will be like for him this weekend at SoxFest after months of trade rumors.

The guys also discuss what the White Sox roster might look like on Opening Day, and Hayes reveals his 2016 Hall of Fame ballot.

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Plus listen for a special White Sox Talk Podcast giveaway: two free passes to SoxFest and the chance to play bags with Garfien and Todd Frazier at SoxFest.

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