Here's what Packers coach Mike McCarthy had to say about Chad Clifton's availability for Monday night's game against the Bears. McCarthy took the veteran tackle out of last week's game because of limited mobility due to a sore knee. If he can't start Monday night, rookie Bryan Bulaga will go up against Julius Peppers.
"Chad is making progress," McCarthy said. "He went through practice [Thursday] in a limited fashion, and we'll see how he is [Friday]. I'm hopeful that he'll practice either [today] or for sure Saturday is the plan going into the week. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. Preferably [today] over Saturday.
McCarthy was asked if it was still up in the air who would start at left tackle.
"It's never been up in the air," McCarthy said. "Chad Clifton is the starting tackle. If he is medically unable to go, then we'll see what happens, but we won't announce that until game time I am sure."