Packers get good news with banged-up defense



GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers defense will be close to full strength when Green Bay takes on the Chicago Bears.

Linebacker Clay Matthews, defensive end Ryan Pickett and cornerbacks Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams participated in Friday’s practice and are listed as probable for Sunday’s game.

The lone missing starter is Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, who is out for the season with a neck injury sustained in last week’s victory over the Carolina Panthers.