Let's get inside the Friday injury report, which is actually a Thursday injury report for two of our teams because of their Monday night game:
Chicago Bears: Receiver Devin Hester (quadriceps) and linebacker Blake Costanzo (hand) returned to practice on a limited basis. Receiver Earl Bennett didn't practice because he is sick, but is expected to return Saturday. Defensive end Julius Peppers and linebacker Brian Urlacher sat out practice as their normal rest day.
Detroit Lions: Cornerback Jacob Lacey (concussion) was the only player who sat out of practice. Cornerback Bill Bentley (shoulder) was a limited participant. So was safety Louis Delmas (knee). Defensive lineman Corey Williams (knee) continued to be a limited participant and appears to have a decent chance of playing Monday night.
Green Bay Packers: Four players were ruled out of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, including nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle), who participated in a portion of practice for the second consecutive day but is not ready to play in a game. Also ruled out were cornerback Sam Shields (shin), receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and linebacker Nick Perry (knee). Cornerback Davon House (shoulder) is probable and could provide depth in Shields' absence. Tight end Jermichael Finley (shoulder) practiced all week and is probable.
Minnesota Vikings: Running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) and defensive end Jared Allen (groin) returned to practice as full participants and will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. The only player who won't be available is safety Mistral Raymond (ankle).