Yesterday the Chicago Bears had starting center Hroniss Grasu practicing on a limited basis while he nursed a neck injury he tweaked that day. Today the Bears decided it was best they held Grasu out of practice completely.
If Grasu isn't recovered by Sunday, they'll likely start Matt Slauson at center against the Minnesota Vikings, with Patrick Omameh starting in Slauson's left guard spot. This would mean that right guard Vladimir Ducasse will have another week to prove he's the best option at that position.
Slauson (knee/shoulder) and Omameh (ankle) were also limited at practice today, as was tackle Jermon Bushrod (shoulder).
With all three of the Bears offensive guards potentially in the lineup at the same time, that may mean one of Chicago's reserve tackles, Tayo Fabuluje or Nick Becton, will see a few practice reps on the interior this week.
Inside linebacker Shea McClellin (knee) was also held out of practice as he rehabs his knee injury he suffered week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Starting safety Antrel Rolle made it 2 consecutive days of limited participation after missing the last 3 weeks. Rolle says that he'll probably be dealing with some discomfort in his ankle the rest of the season.
Defensive lineman Bruce Gaston had another sick day today.
There is some good news, the Bears haven't had a wide receiver on the injury report all week.
For the Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson missed practice again as did defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.