The Bears moved practice inside the Walter Payton Center on Wednesday to stay away from the rain.
An ongoing injury list that reached 20 players on Saturday is starting to dwindle.
Running back Jeremy Langford (foot) and linebacker Danny Trevathan (hamstring) took part in Wednesday’s practice on a limited basis. They likely won’t play much, if at all in Saturday’s dress rehearsal against Kansas City, but it is key that the two starters get back to 100 percent before the season opener in Houston on Sept. 11.
Right guard Kyle Long missed his fourth straight practice while defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard, cornerback Bryce Callahan and Deiondre’ Hall and safety Deon Bush remained out. On top of that, linebacker Leonard Floyd and tackle Bobby Massie were sitting out.
Long is dealing with a shoulder injury, but when meeting with the media on Wednesday, quarterback Jay Cutler didn’t seem too concerned about it.
Cutler says he’s “not really that concerned” about Long’s shoulder injury: “We’ll miss him this week and hopefully we’ll get him back soon.”
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 24, 2016
As for Bullard, he missed his third practice this week due to personal reasons. After practice, head coach John Fox told Sun-Times insider Adam Jahns that the third rookie should be back with the team tonight and suited up for practice on Thursday.
Floyd missed time with a hamstring injury this week but returned on Tuesday. He missed today due to a leg injury, per Fox. That is something to monitor moving forward. Massie and Hall were held out while battling an illness.
Also, wide receivers Kieren Duncan, Deonte Thompson and Derek Keaton, linebackers Nick Kwiatkoski and Jarrett Grace, cornerbacks De’Vante Bausby and Kyle Fuller, safety Deon Bush and tight end Tony Moeaki didn’t practice, per Pro Football Weekly’s Kevin Fishbain.
Don’t forget tight end Zach Miller, wide receiver Eddie Royal and cornerback Jacoby Glenn are all still working their way back from concussions.
On all the injuries here as of late, Cutler gave it a positive spin.
#Bears QB Jay Cutler on offense shuffling new guys into system: “It’s a good test. It’s preseason. This is a good time to do these things.”
— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 24, 2016
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