“We have seen some improvement that is encouraging,” Vernon said. “We’re taking it one day at a time. We do not know what tomorrow holds. It’s a [daily] journey we don’t know. But I know God is getting the message.”
Vernon added that he’s well aware that football is a violent sport and he prays for all players that put their future health on the line every week.
“The reality of the game is that it’s a violent sport. I naturally pray for those guys going out there every game,” Vernon said. “Any day there’s a football game playing, I’m praying. About whether people should play, I don’t think I’m at that point to think about it.”
- The Green Bay Packers officially ruled out WR Davante Adams (concussion) and CB Demetri Goodson (hamstring) for Week 16’s game against the Vikings.
- The Packers also have OLB Nick Perry (ankle/shoulder) down as doubtful and G Jahri Evans (knee), CB Davon House (shoulder, back) and OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) all as questionable for Saturday’s game.
- The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) is doubtful for Week 16’s game and CB Maurice Canady (knee), DT Carl Davis (shoulder), LB/DB Anthony Levine (thigh), and T Ronnie Stanley (illness) are all questionable.
- While Stanley missed Thursday’s practice due to an illness, Ravens HC John Harbaugh said there is no concern about his availability for Saturday’s game against the Colts. (Jamison Hensley)