The Chicago Bears have finally activated wide receiver Marquess Wilson off of the physically unable to perform list. He is now eligible to participate in game activity.
Wilson had broken his foot in the offseason and the Bears placed him on the PUP list to start the year. He was finally deemed physically able last week and returned to practice then.
With Alshon Jeffery suspended for the next four games, Wilson has another opportunity to etch his place with the roster.
Last season Wilson had 28 receptions for 468 yards and a touchdown but played in just 11 games due to injuries. Health issues have plagued the young wideout in his career, but he can have a significant role in an offense if healthy.
Other news had the Bears place guard Kyle Long on injured reserve as he suffered a severe ankle injury on Sunday against Tampa Bay. Center Cornelius Edison has been promoted to the active roster to serve as offensive line depth through the end of the year.
Also, defensive tackle Will Sutton was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury of his own. To fill in for Sutton in his absence, Chicago re-signed veteran CJ Wilson for depth.
Finally, quarterback Josh Woodrum and offensive lineman Cyril Richardson have been signed to the practice squad. Woodrum is now third on the depth chart behind Jay Cutler and Matt Barkley.
There’s a lot of shuffling parts at Halas Hall given these injuries as the Bears move to prepare for their game against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron and Second City Hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.