The Chicago Bears are entering week 1 in good shape in the injury department. They only have one player ruled out, backup safety DeAndre Houston-Carson. Tight end Daniel Brown has been officially ruled doubtful. Houston-Carson hasn’t practiced since he broke his arm a couple weeks ago, but the injury report also lists him with a back injury. Brown was limited in practice this week, but he’s been nursing a shoulder injury for a couple weeks now.
These are the only two Bears’ with an injury designation for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Starting offensive guard, Kyle Long, was held out of practice today, but that was just a veteran day of rest for the 29-year old.
Rookie inside linebacker Roquan Smith had no limitations all week and should be ready to play some on Sunday Night. The same goes for outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, who has been practicing all week with a club on his broken hand. Floyd will likely start, whereas Smith may backup Nick Kwiatkoski.
Newcomer Khalil Mack also practiced with no restrictions all week, but head coach Matt Nagy is playing it coy with his playing time projections. “There’s a good shot, good shot of him playing.” Nagy said. “We just don’t know how much.”
Outside linebacker Aaron Lynch, who missed most of the offseason with a hamstring injury, was also a full participant all week for the Bears.
For the Packers, they list linebackers Oren Burks (shoulder) and James Crawford (hamstring) as questionable. Safety Josh Jones has been ruled out.