Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
Catching up on Wednesday’s news in the Black and Blue:
Chicago Bears: For the first time this season, defensive tackle Tommie Harris (knee) participated in all of a Wednesday practice. It appears the Bears are no longer going to require Harris to practice on a limited schedule every week. … Defensive end Adewale Ogunleye (ankle) sat out of practice. … If the Bears are planning a change at left guard this week from Frank Omiyale to Josh Beekman, no one will say it on the record.
Detroit Lions: Quarterback Matthew Stafford (knee) practiced for the second consecutive day, but coach Jim Schwartz isn’t ready to declare him the starter Sunday against St. Louis. “We’ll wait and see,” Schwartz said. “It’s still a long way to go until Sunday and there’s a lot of hurdles we’ll need to cross before then.” … Receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) again missed practice. So did defensive end Jason Hunter (ankle).
Green Bay Packers: Tackles Chad Clifton (ankle) and Mark Tauscher (knee) got some work with the first team, but it’s unclear whether either will play Sunday against Minnesota. … Tight end Jermichael Finley (knee) did not practice. Coach Mike McCarthy said Finley will be tested Sunday morning to determine whether he can play. It seems highly unlikely he’ll be active. … Safety Derrick Martin (hamstring), center Jason Spitz (back) and center Scott Wells (personal) did not practice.
Minnesota Vikings: Middle linebacker E.J. Henderson (knee) was a surprise addition to the injury report. He played all of Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh but sat out practice Wednesday. So did cornerback Antoine Winfield (sprain) and receiver Bernard Berrian (hamstring).