Injuries are part of every NFL week and team, and Wednesday reports are considerably less conclusive than those later in the week. But by the time John Fox finished going through his injury list Wednesday, it was approaching Thursday.
Seven starters (Jay Cutler, Jeremy Langford, Zach Miller, Eddie Royal, Eddie Goldman and Leonard Floyd, plus Kevin White on IR) did not practice at all, and nine others were “limited,” which means doing little or nothing in the team sessions that are the core of practice.
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Things were reaching the point of Fox beaten down to some gallows humor.
“I think back in ’04 [at Carolina] we had about 18 guys on IR. So I think that kind of broke the record and I am not sure you can even get close to that one.
“But we’re still early.”