Three Chicago Bears appear on the injury report as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, but there isn’t much of a chance that any of them miss what could be a division-clincher at Soldier Field.
Bears practice report
DNP: Eddie Jackson (shin)
Limited: Bilal Nichols (knee)
Full: Allen Robinson (hip)
All three are questionable for Sunday.
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) December 14, 2018
Coach Nagy says that today was a maintenance day for both Jackson and Nichols while Robinson was full go. Nagy expects all three players to be good to go for #GBvsCHI.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 14, 2018
Wide receiver Allen Robinson was a full participant in practice for the first time this week. Robinson has been dealing with a hip issue since popping up on Wednesday’s injury report, but his status has been updated in each of the last two reports that have been shared. Getting Robinson as a full-go on Friday eases our mind entering the weekend, because we know how valuable he can be in the passing game, specifically as someone quarterback Mitch Trubisky can lean on in tough times.
Safety Eddie Jackson (shin) and Bilal Nichols (knee) are also questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers, but Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official website tweets both are expected to play. As was the case last week, Jackson did not practice and Nichols was a limited participant. This growing trend of giving impact players maintenance days ahead of games should probably continue as we head down the stretch here. These NFL seasons are only 16 games long, but they are so strenuous on the body (and mind) to the point where it makes sense that certain players command additional time off with the big picture in mind.
Rest up, gents. There is meaningful football to be played on Sunday … and beyond.