The Chicago Bears have been relatively healthy this offseason, but the injuries are starting to become problematic. First it was announced that rookie wide out Kevin White would undergo shin surgery. We've had the Bears listing receiver Alshon Jeffery as "day to day" for nearly two weeks now and he's still not practicing. Marquess Wilson, who was filling in for Jeffery, tweaked his hamstring against the Colts on Saturday night and has yet to practice since.
With Jeffery and Wilson sitting out, Chicago's three wide out package is Eddie Royal, Cameron Merideth and Josh Bellamy.
Earlier today, starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod left practice when his back started to bother him. With Bushrod out, Charles Leno Jr., who was starting on the right side, slid over to the left and Jordan Mills went back to his old spot at right tackle.
Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee also sat out today practice with a chest injury, although it's not being reported as a serious injury... Yet...
Head coach John Fox expects his starters to play into the third quarter on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Since the 3rd preseason game is considered the dress rehearsal for the regular season, the Bears finally broke out a scout team to help them prepare for Cincy.
Fox also said he expects outside linebacker Willie Young to be ready to go for the start of the regular season.
The cornerback play hasn't been very impressive and Fox talked about the group.
The Bears are "getting to know" their cornerbacks competing for a job, Fox said.
"We're trying to rotate guys through as much as we can to get a good evaluation and we can make a good decision when we pick the 53," he said.
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