Hello everyone, welcome to Soldier Field, where the grass is soggy and the sky is gray. But it's going to be a great day on the blog.
Spriggs is not eligible to return until next week. He was on injured reserve and was required to sit out eight weeks. After six weeks he can start practicing. So he has practiced for two weeks and will be eligible to play next Sunday.
Just so you don't think us sportwriters have to endure the elements, it's kind of chilly in the press box. I might have to put my coat on. Bad seal on the big windows.
Yes there is. The release of Bennett leaves them with one open spot. Bulaga will be put on injured reserve next week and Spriggs will take his place.
We'll be able to judge that by their performance today.
Yes, it does. I almost never say that. It's a long season and anything can happen, but this is a critical moment in Hundley's progression and in the team's schedule. They can't afford to lose another division / NFC game.
It's going to be tough. They have to prove he violated his contract by not reporting his injury. The fact that medical records are shared and the Packers passed him on their physical doesn't help their cause.
It has been almost exactly the same. Thank you, diehards. You guys make this thing happen.
It's 39 degrees and it's raining very lightly. It looks almost like flurries. The field was covered while all the sleet came down this morning and looks in pretty good condition. Best I've seen it in a long time. We'll see how it holds up.
They hadn't finalized it last we asked, but I believe it will be Blake Martinez.
Nothing. The only ones I could see them doing at this point are Adams and Linsley.
The money part doesn't apply to whether he quit on the team. The two are separate. The money part comes down to whether he violated his contract. An arbitrator is going to have to figure that out.
It's one of those Patriots mysteries.
We're not calling for him to be fired. We're just saying this is the time to really judge him. The defense is healthy and the team really needs it.
Not today. The whole season.
Sorry guys. The internet went out in the press box.