Getting inside our first Friday injury report of the week:
Chicago Bears: The team declared tailback Marion Barber (calf) out for the game, removing any mystery that remained about his status for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Defensive end Corey Wootton (knee) is listed as questionable but not expected to play. Receiver/special teams man Sam Hurd (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday but is questionable as well.
Detroit Lions: None of the three players declared out for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a surprise. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley (foot), offensive tackle Jason Fox (foot) and cornerback Alphonso Smith (foot) are all at least a few weeks away. All other players are expected to be available.
Green Bay Packers: Coach Mike McCarthy delivered good news Friday afternoon. Cornerback Tramon Williams suffered a bruised right shoulder in Thursday night's victory over the New Orleans Saints but apparently avoided a more serious injury. The Packers have the weekend off and don't have to update their injury report again until Wednesday.
Minnesota Vikings: Cornerback Asher Allen (foot) is the only player whose health makes him even questionable for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. Marcus Sherels would probably serve as the dime back with Allen sidelined. All other players will be fully available, including tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, who missed the preseason because of a hamstring injury. Shiancoe participated fully in practice all week.