There’s no question that Khalil Mack’s injured ankle limited his effectiveness last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. He tweaked it early and he simply wasn’t the same stylin’ and profilin’, Mack-attacking, quarterback sacking, football stripping, tight end chipping, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun that we’re accustomed to seeing.
Multiple reports have him playing this Sunday against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but he’s officially listed as questionable. Mack was limited in practice today, as was wide out Allen Robinson II, who is also listed as questionable with groin injury.
Nickleback Bryce Callahan is also listed as questionable, but he was held out of Friday’s practice with an ankle injury that he suffered yesterday.
There was only one other Chicago Bears player on the injury report, and cornerback Marcus Cooper (hamstring) is listed as doubtful.
Offensive guard Eric Kush (neck) and cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) were both full participants at practice today, and neither appeared on the injury report.
If Callahan and Cooper can’t go, we may see some Sherrick McManis on defense this week.
Patriots’ starting right tackle Marcus Cannon hasn’t practiced all week with a concussion, and he will not play on Sunday.
The Pats list 10 players as questionable and they are as follows.
Julian Edelman WR Heel
Josh Gordon WR Hamstring
Rob Gronkowski TE Ankle/Back
Jacob Hollister TE Hamstring
Sony Michel RB Knee
Eric Rowe DB Groin
John Simon DE Shoulder
Deatrich Wise Jr. DL Ankle / Knee
Geneo Grissom DL Ankle
Malcom Brown DL Knee
Knowing the Patriots, all those guys questionable guys are going to play.