Green Bay, Wi (WSAU)Green Bay Packers’ safety Atari Bigby says he’s healthy and ready-to-go for Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game in Chicago. Bigby has missed the last three contests with a strained groin. He also had ankle surgery last summer, and has played in only four games for the Packers this season. Bigby thought he would be activated for last weekend’s playoff victory at Atlanta, but he wasn’t. And he’s not sure if he’ll be made active this week, either. The Packers practiced inside the Don Hutson Center yesterday, but Coach Mike McCarthy said he kept the doors open and it got down to 29-degrees in the building. Sunday’s forecast for Chicago calls for temperatures in the 20’s, very little wind, and no snow. Tackle Chad Clifton took full part in yesterday’s practice, after being limited on Wednesday with his lingering knee problems. Corner Pat Lee, who’s nursing a shoulder injury, was also a full participant. Bears’ safety Chris Harris did not practice for a second straight day with a hip injury. And linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa sat out with a bad knee.
Packers’ corner Tramon Williams was named to the Pro Bowl yesterday. He was chosen to replace Philadelphia’s Asante Samuel, who withdrew with an injury. But Williams won’t make it to Hawaii either if the Packers win Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game and make it to the Super Bowl. That’s because the league’s All-Star contest will be played the week before the Super Bowl – and nobody from the two teams in the Big Game will take part. Williams led the Packers with six interceptions and 23 pass break-ups in the regular season. Both were career-highs. Williams has also had three interceptions in the playoffs. The first one sealed the Packers’ victory in Philadelphia, and he ran back one of the others for a 70-yard touchdown last week at Atlanta.