As each day progresses, the Bears are getting healthier and that bodes well with their regular season opener in Houston only 17 days away.
Running back Jeremy Langford returned to full participation Thursday after being limited on Wednesday and out the three practices prior. Rookie defensive end Jonathan Bullard came back after being away from the team the past three days due to a “family issue” per Tribune’s Dan Wiederer .
Also back was No. 9 overall pick Leonard Floyd who sat out Wednesday due to a leg injury and right tackle Bobby Massie who didn’t take part in practice on Wednesday either due to an illness.
Linebacker Danny Trevathan (hamstring) was limited for a second consecutive practice while cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Kevin Peterson missed practice due to an illness (according to Wiederer).
Right guard Kyle Long got in work on the side away from team drills, according to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson. His shoulder is getting by the day and my hunch is the Bears will be cautious with their three-time Pro Bowler so he can be in the best shape possible for Week 1.
Speaking of Week 1, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted this out earlier Thursday.
#Texans star DL JJ Watt expects to practice next week, source said. Potentially major development toward him playing Week 1. He’s doing well
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2016
Other injuries to monitor:
Cornerback Kyle Fuller, Bryce Callahan and De’Vante Bausby, wide receivers Deonte Thompson and Derek Keaton, safety Deon Bush, linebackers Lamin Barrow, Nick Kwiatkoski and Jarrett Grace and tight end Tony Moeaki remained out.
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