Lost in the madness of who's in and who's out is one Green Bay Packers starter who has been playing through pain all along.

On Oct. 13, wide receiver James Jones suffered a knee injury when Baltimore linebacker Courtney Upshaw accidentally kicked him in the back of the leg. Jones missed two games and returned.

After three games, Jones admits he's still battling some soreness.

"It's getting better every week. It's a process," Jones said. "I have to play with a little pain. That's football. Everybody on the team is playing with some pain. I have to play through it. That's where that's at. I'm fighting through it and trying to be the best player I can be to help my team win."

Multiple reports indicated that the knee injury was a sprain of the posterior cruciate ligament.

Through these last three games, Jones has caught seven passes for 116 yards. He did get a step on New York's Prince Amukamara for one 45-yarder off play action last weekend, a promising sign. But at times, Jones had trouble keeping his legs underneath him. He's still working his way back.

Before the injury, Jones had two career games — 178 yards against Washington, 127 and a touchdown against Detroit. In both games, he blew by defenders with ease.

Jones says he does experience pain in "different situations."

Still, he downplayed the injury. On a team dealing with broken collarbones and spinal fusions, among other injuries, he sees no reason this should hold him back.

"It may hurt here and there," Jones said. "But it's nothing I can't deal with."

There's a good chance the team's current state of affairs plays into Jones gritting through some pain, too.

Jones isn't into "must-win" Sundays, but the Packers need all the healthy players possible at 5-5.

"If we're trying to get to where we need to go," Jones said, "which ultimately is the Super Bowl, it starts with making it to the playoffs; we're going to need more wins against teams in our division."

Cobb uncertain: Wide receiver Randall Cobb finally spoke about his injury Wednesday. Sort of.

The Green Bay Packers wide receiver was placed on injured reserve with designation to return after suffering an injury in Green Bay's win at Baltimore Oct. 13. Cobb was expected to miss six to eight weeks with a fractured fibula. While confirming that recovery time, he didn't offer any details on the injury.

"Did I break a bone?" Cobb interrupted one reporter Wednesday.

"A broken bone, I don't know about that."

A fracture? A crack? "I'm getting better."

Did you fracture your fibula? "I'm getting better."

As a source told the Journal Sentinel in October, the injury could have been worse. Cobb nearly broke the fibula all the way through. Instead, he now has a chance to return through IR exemption. Cobb is still holding out hope that he can play in the 2013 season. He's eligible to return Dec. 15 at Dallas.

Cobb said he's listening to the doctor, taking his opinion and "trying to stick to the process." He didn't want to make any promises quite yet.

"I can't make that call right now," Cobb said. "Right now, today, I cannot play. So I'm doing everything I can. I'm working my butt off in the rehab process. This is something that needs time. It's getting better, but there's still no time line on when I can come back."