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Mason Crosby kicked inside the Hutson Center while the Packers practiced outside, but coach Matt LaFleur said he hasn't had a chance to talk with his kicker yet. "We'll wait it out and see how he feels tomorrow, and then we'll have to make a decision," LaFleur said. The Packers have K Nick Vogel, who worked out for them, waiting in the wings.

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Packers RB Aaron Jones (calf) will miss his second straight game. He's already ruled out for Sunday vs. Minnesota.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Hard to tell if K Mason Crosby (calf, back) was doing anything. He stayed inside with the rest of the specialists. Aaron Jones (calf) and Kevin King DNP and not looking good for Sunday vs. Minnesota.

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No announcement from the Packers on when they'll allow fans, but a collection of these were dropped outside Lambeau's South Gate within the last day. Others had been spotted previously around the stadium.

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Badgers report 16 active cases of COVID-19

The Wisconsin football program now has 16 active cases of COVID-19 after two additional staff members and one student-athlete tested positive since late Wednesday. The team has now had 15 positive tests since Oct. 24.

ATH: White Sox Hire La Russa

Tony Reali and the national panel discuss the White Sox's hiring of Tony La Russa, MLB's investigation into what happened with Justin Turner's breaking of COVID-19 protocol, coronavirus scares in the Big Ten, and more.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Shawn Mennenga laid out three plans for placekicking Sunday: Mason Crosby (calf, back) is fine, punter JK Scott kicks or Nick Vogel is signed. At this point, the Packers ST coach hasn't even talked to Vogel because he's quarantined before he can get into the facility. Oh yeah, and it's supposed to gust up to 40 mph on Sunday. All that said, "I'm confident that Mason will be able to go," Mennenga said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mason Crosby, despite hanging around the field, officially did not practice today.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Billy Winn might be the happiest player we've had on Zoom all year. And why not? His last NFL game before this season was the 2016 regular-season finale with Denver. Since then, he's had ACL, MCL, meniscus and triceps injuries (all in preseason). He said this offseason he "put some feelers out there for a real-life job" but said his wife, Brooke, who has Lupus, told him, "I don't think you're done, you can keep going."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A Mason Crosby sighting, but he wasn't in pads. Same for Aaron Jones, Kevin King and Marcedes Lewis.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Kevin King had a setback late last week with his quad injury. "Sometimes those things happen, and it's unfortunate," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. King didn't practice yesterday, and it didn't sound good for today, either.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Now we know why the Packers have been working out kickers each week: Matt LaFleur said that the personnel department "always has somebody waiting in the wings" in case Mason Crosby can't go. With Crosby on the injury report (left calf, back), it's believed to be Nick Vogel, the most recent kicker in for a workout. Because of how long it takes players to get through COVID protocol, they have to bring in a kicker every week just in case. Other option would be to keep one on the practice squad.

Hour 1: Big 10 Issues

Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti begin the first hour wondering what will happen in the Big 10 with all these coronavirus cases. Will the conference not be eligible to play in the playoff? Heather Dinich joins the show to shed light on all the moving parts in the conference. The Rockets hired Stephen Silas, but what does that mean for the roster?

Woj sees league and players eventually agreeing to start before Christmas (1:49)

The CFB Pod: Heather Dinich on the canceling of Wisconsin-Nebraska. Plus, Pollack and Negandhi give their Week 9 picks

The podcast kicks off with the breaking news of Wisconsin-Nebraska being canceled because of an outbreak amongst the Badgers. Heather Dinich hops on the pod with Negandhi to talk about the cancelation and if Oklahoma State has the makings of a championship team. Then, Pollack and Negandhi discuss Pollack staying up late to watch Rutgers tape, not being overly impressed with Ohio State, what they’re watching for in Oklahoma State-Texas, Trevor Lawrence leaving the door open to stay for another season and their Week 9 picks (9:35).