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McCarthy updates on James Jones, injured linebackers and lots of others on injury list

Jay Sorgi

Defensive end Mike Neal. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

McCarthy updates on James Jones, injured linebackers and lots of others on injury list

CREATED Oct. 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct. 16, 2013

The Packers have another mixed bag of good and bad news when it comes to who could and couldn't practice due to injuries.

ESPN's Rob Demovsky said that James Jones, who was a question mark for playing after hurting his knee in the Baltimore game, wasn't on the field at all Wednesday.

Mike McCarthy confirmed that Wednesday, but said it would be later this  week if they know whether he'll play against Cleveland.

He did say that linebacker Mike Neal's bruised shoulder, leading him to miss practice Wednesday, would also affect his schedule for the rest of the week.

"I don't think he'll be available tomorrow.  We'll see what he can do Friday," admitted McCarthy.

"As far as the roster moves that we've had to go through the last two days, a lot of adjustment, planning for different scenarios.  Personnel groups on both sides of the ball are stressed, but we feel like we have a good plan."

He also said a tight end would miss the next couple weeks after knee surgery.

However, things looked good for two Packers who hadn't practiced in a while - one of them for nearly two years.

McCarthy confirmed the good news about Hayward, along with also-injured linebacker Brad Jones.

As for linebacker Nick Perry, from the Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne.

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