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NFC North Friday injury report

Getting inside the Friday injury report, better late than never...

Detroit Lions: Defensive end Cliff Avril (quadriceps) was ruled out of his second consecutive game, joining tailback Kevin Smith (thumb), place-kicker Jason Hanson (knee) and quarterback Matthew Stafford (shoulder). Linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba (knee) and tight end Tony Scheffler (shoulder) are both questionable, but all other players will be available for Sunday's game at the Dallas Cowboys.

Green Bay Packers: Three players are listed as questionable: Receiver Donald Driver (quadriceps), fullback Korey Hall (back) and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett (ankle). Of that group, it appears Driver will play in at least some capacity Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers are hopeful of the same with Pickett. Hall might not be ready. All other players will be available for Sunday's game.

Minnesota Vikings: Earlier Friday, receiver Sidney Rice (hip) said he would play Sunday. Receiver Bernard Berrian (groin), center John Sullivan (calf) and guard Anthony Herrera (elbow) are all listed questionable. It seems likely that Herrera will play, and probably Sullivan and Berrian's status won't be clear until Sunday morning -- if then.