- Bears HC Matt Nagy said Friday that DT Akiem Hicks (knee) is a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. (Rich Campbell)
- According to Nagy, ILB Roquan Smith (personal) will start on Sunday unless there’s a setback: “I like where he’s at.”
- The Bears also have LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) as doubtful for Sunday’s game.
“I like they’re getting a bunch of sacks up here,” Williams said, via Packers.com. “I see how Z’s playing more freely here, they’ve got the chains off him. That’s always a plus, seeing a guy you were on another team with, seeing he’s got three sacks already. I’m licking my chops. I’m just ready to attack the playbook and see where I fit in, special teams, it doesn’t matter. I just want to play.”
Packers DC Mike Pettine admitted that it’s going to take Williams some time to get up to speed in their system.
“He’s a pass rusher that’s got some juice to him,” Pettine said. “It’s going to take a little bit of time just to work him in and get him acclimated and kind of see where he is. I know there are some similarities with what we do because of the roots of our system, being in Baltimore.”
- The Packers also have CB Kevin King (groin) as doubtful for Sunday’s game.
- Vikings HC Mike Zimmer was asked if WR Stefon Diggs will play in Week 5: “I don’t know. We’ll see.” (Chad Graff)
- Zimmer was then asked if Diggs would not play as punishment for skipping practice to which he replied: “He’s already been punished.”
- Tom Pelissero reports that the Vikings fined Diggs for skipping meetings and practice this week, which wasn’t the first time he missed a meeting this season. Pelissero adds that Minnesota wants to keep Diggs.
- According to Pelissero, “as of now all signs point to Diggs being active Sunday against the Giants.”
- Regarding the situation involving Diggs, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Vikings are hoping this blows over while handling it internally.
- According to Fowler, this isn’t the first time Diggs has been frustrated with team dynamics.
- However, it’s still unclear to many what‘s actually making him upset, but it’s safe to assume his role in their offense is a big part of it.