NFC Notes: Lions, Packers, Redskins, Seahawks


  • Lions HC Jim Caldwell said Monday that “health issues” kept RB Ameer Abdullah out. of Sunday’s game.
  • When asked if Abdullah was healthy enough to play, Caldwell said: “I go by what the doctors say, and where he is, and if we feel good about that.”
  • Dave Birkett mentions that it’s his understanding Abdullah could have played against the Buccaneers.
  • As for whether Abdullah will be able to play in Week 15’s game, Caldwell said: “There’s a possibility.” (Dave Birkett)


Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, injured reserve) underwent a number of scans and their waiting for the medical staff to review them and determine whether he can return this week.

“There’s a number of scans, testing that went in this morning,” McCarthy said, per Wes Hodkiewicz. “It’s now in the evaluation stage. Dr. McKenzie is reviewing it. There are a number of opinions involved. At this time, I don’t have a clean decision for you.

According to McCarthy, Rogers is ready to return and play this week.

“In his mind, he’s ready to go if you watch him process,” McCarthy said, per Rob Demovsky. “But this is a medical decision. Dr. McKenzie is in touch with a number of medical experts.


  • Redskins LB Zach Brown is waiting to undergo an MRI for on his injured foot. (JP Finlay)
  • Redskins OLB Chris Carter will need surgery for a broken fibula and is out for the season.


Seahawks rookie DL Malik McDowell released a statement Monday apologizing for his recent arrest for alleged disorderly conduct (NFLTR).

“I am embarrassed by the situation and my actions on Saturday,” McDowell writes, per Brady Henderson. “I would like to apologize to the Atlanta Police Department, SL Lounge, the entire Seattle Seahawks organization and my teammates. I am a young man who made a mistake and am constantly working towards getting better.”

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