News: Burnett (calf) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.
Impact: Burnett has been rock solid in his fifth NFL campaign, totaling 58 tackles (44 solo) and one forced fumble in seven contests. Because the injury emerged suddenly, his absence Wednesday may be a precautionary measure. As a result, his practice participation should be watched with a keen eye as the week continues to ensure he's active Sunday at New Orleans.
News: Shields (knee) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Until Shields takes the practice field, his return to action is up in the air. Prior to suffering a knee injury in the second half of a Week 6 win at Miami, he had tallied 14 tackles (12 solo), six passes defended, and two picks in five-plus games, making him a viable IDP, when healthy.
News: Starks (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Starks alternated modest showings (twice) and no touches (otherwise) through the first four contests of the season, but with appearances in three consecutive games, he's spelled Eddie Lacy admirably out of the Packers' backfield. During that stretch, Starks has averaged nine carries for 37.7 yards and 1.7 catches for 6.7 yards per week, while reaching the end zone on one occasion. With an ankle injury now in tow, though, his status is clouded in advance of Sunday's game in New Orleans.