Banged-up Packers defense gets good news



GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers finally have some good news for their banged-up defense.

Four starters — linebacker Clay Matthews, defensive end Ryan Pickett and cornerbacks Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams — all participated in practice Friday. All are expected to play against the Bears (1-1) on Sunday.

Earlier this week, the Packers (2-0) lost Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins for the rest of the season with a neck injury.

Other than Collins, the Green Bay defense is expected to be at full strength for the rematch of last season’s NFC championship game in Chicago.