Chicago Bears' head coach John Fox wouldn't rule his trio of injured wide receivers out for Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but neither Alshon Jeffery (calf), Marquess Wilson (hamstring) nor Eddie Royal (hip) practiced today.
"Something can change, so they're day-to-day in my mind, so we'll see how they are after today and their treatment," Fox said today after practice. "When they get medically cleared, they'll be out here. They're doing all kinds of different stuff, rehab, treatment with the trainers and medical people."
Wilson tweaked his hammy during the preseason game agaisnt the Colts on August 22nd, Royal aggravated his hip at Tuesday's practice and Jeffery strained his calf at the walk-through before the 1st preseason game. Fox has been calling him day to day for 2 weeks now.
Safety Ryan Mundy (hip) and tight end Chris Pantale (illness) also missed practice today.
Mundy didn't play against the Colts and he hasn't practiced all week. He's unlikely to play on Saturday against the Bengals and his roster spot could be in jeopardy. Corner/nickleback Demontre Hurst has been playing some safety this offseason and veteran safety Sherrod Martin led all defensive backs with 30 snaps in Indianapolis after just playing 19 the week before.
John Fox still plans to play his starting units into the 3rd quarter regardless of any current injuries his team may be battling. "No, we're going to approach it the same way we always would in the third game of preseason," Fox said. "My experience is that nobody comes and rescues you. You play with the guys you've got and that doesn't change moving forward. They don't cancel games."
The Bears will have a closed walk-through practice tomorrow before traveling to Cincinnati for Saturday's preseason game.