Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said Golden Tate will remain a focal point of the offense even with several players returning from injury.
Corey Coleman (hand) is still not catching in Thursday's practice.
Coleman has returned to running routes, but he has not been cleared to catch the ball. Considering catching is an important part of playing receiver in the NFL, it seems unlikely he plays this week. He could be ready to go against the Cowboys next week.
The Chronicle's Scott Petrak believes "everything points" to Josh McCown (shoulder) starting against the Jets.
Cody Kessler (concussion) did not practice again Thursday, and McCown was reportedly "humming the ball" in practice Wednesday. McCown will get the start and is a great streaming option at home against the Jets.
Cody Kessler (concussion) did not practice Thursday.
He is not going to play this week. Josh McCown (shoulder) is expected to get the start.
Donte Moncrief (shoulder) is wearing a non-contact jersey in Thursday's practice.
He wore the same jersey on Wednesday. Moncrief is still expected to play this week, but we would like to see him get in a full session Friday to feel confident. If he suits up, Moncrief will be an upside WR3 in a great matchup.
Marquise Goodwin (concussion) did not practice Thursday.
This almost certainly means he will sit out this week. Justin Hunter should serve as the No. 2 behind Robert Woods.
LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not practicing Thursday.
This is the same routine McCoy followed last week before getting in a limited session Friday and playing Sunday. He was completely ineffective before suffering a setback, however, and it seems unlikely the Bills make the same mistake again. Mike Gillislee will likely get the start this week.
Packers OLB Clay Matthews is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Matthews was forced to sit out Week 3 against the Lions with a hamstring issue, but coach Mike McCarthy does not believe this injury is as severe. Matthews is expected to practice on a limited basis Thursday to see where he is. He should be considered questionable for Week 8 against the Falcons.