Packers WR Jones active for game vs rival Bears

The Associated Press
Packers WR Jones active for game vs rival Bears
Green Bay Packers wide receiver (89) James Jones in action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Sunday, September 8, 2013. (AP Photo/John Cordes)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay wide receiver James Jones is active for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears after missing the last two weeks with a left knee, a rare bit of good injury news for the battered Packers.

The return of Jones, who caught three touchdown passes in last year's 21-13 victory in Chicago, helps Green Bay's injury-depleted offense. Tight end Jermichael Finley (neck) and receiver Randall Cobb (leg) are still out, as is sackmaster Clay Matthews. Linebacker Nick Perry; defensive ends C.J. Wilson and Josh Boyd; cornerback James Nixon and wide receiver Chris Harper also are inactive.

Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs are among Chicago's inactives. Cutler (groin) will miss about a month and Briggs (shoulder) is expected to be out six weeks. WR Joe Anderson; tackles James Brown and Jonathan Scott; DE Cornelius Washington; and DT tackle Zach Minter are Chicago's other inactives.

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