NFC North Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers, Vikings




Packers WR Randall Cobb had a tough Week 3 performance that included drops and a fumble.

However, Packers HC Mike McCarthy says he has “zero concerns” about Cobb moving forward.

“I have zero concerns about him,” McCarthy said, via “He’s the same guy every day. He’s got tremendous work ethic. So it was a hard game for our team. We knew it going in. I thought they did a good job with the adjusted preparation going into it. You know we needed to be better from the corrections we make today from that game yesterday.”

  • Cobb showed up the injury report Wednesday with a hamstring issue. On Friday, McCarthy said of Cobb’s status: “We’ll see what today brings. It’s unfortunate, but we’ll see how it goes.” (Rob Demovsky)
  • McCarthy said he has a lot of confidence in Byron Bell‘s ability to replace RG Justin McCray: “We’ll see where McCray is tomorrow, but I’m ready to go with Byron.” (Ryan Wood)


  • Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said Friday that DE Everson Griffen will not return to the team next week. (Access Vikings)
  • According to Zimmer, RB Dalvin Cook received limited touches on Thursday because of hamstring concerns: “We wanted to get him 15-20 carries, 15-20 plays because we didn’t want him to reinjure his hamstring.” (Access Vikings)
  • Courtney Cronin reports that Vikings LS Kevin McDermott lost the tip of his pinky during Thursday’s game after it got caught in a player’s face mask. McDermott received stitches and was able to return and the belief is that he’ll be able to play through it going forward.

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