Everyone who could practice for the Chicago Bears on Wednesday did, but several key players remained limited participants according to the team’s most recent injury report.
Zach Zaidman, who serves as the Bears’ sideline reporter on WBBM-AM 780, has the latest on the Bears’ walking wounded. Tight end Adam Shaheen (chest), wide receiver Kendall Wright (shoulder), outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (shoulder), Eddie Goldman (hip), and Adrian Amos (hamstring) were listed as limited. Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic adds safety DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle) to the group of players who practiced in a limited fashion.
If either Shaheen or Wright misses Saturday’s game against the Detroit Lions, it would be a tough pill to swallow considering how well both played against the Bengals.
Mitch Trubisky had the best game of his young career on Sunday, in part, because of his connection with Wright (10 catches, 107 yards) and Shaheen (four catches, 44 yards, one touchdown) in the passing game. In his nine starts, Trubisky has posted a 101.5 passer rating when throwing to Wright or Shaheen. That’s a pretty impressive number given the state of Chicago’s pass catching corps.
McPhee, Goldman, Amos, and Houston-Carson are holdovers from the Week 14 injury report. That foursome was out of action when the Bears beat the Cincinnati Bengals, but it still counts as a positive sign that each of those players are practicing in some capacity leading up to Saturday’s game against the Lions. The same can be said about Houston-Carson, who has been limited in practice dating back to last week.
It would be nice to see at least one of the trio of McPhee, Goldman, and Amos – each of which sat out of each of the Bears’ practices and were listed as DNP on each of the team’s injury reports before Week 14’s game – get off the injury report ahead of Saturday’s game at Ford Field in Detroit.