Justin Fields Was Back at Practice on Thursday (But Now, David Montgomery is Sick)

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Justin Fields Was Back at Practice on Thursday (But Now, David Montgomery is Sick)

Chicago Bears

Well, look who’s back at practice.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (illness) was a full participant during Thursday’s practice. This comes just one day after Fields was unavailable due to illness. But with Fields back in the saddle on Thursday, we can put away our tinfoil hats, throw away any conspiracy theories, and resume our normal football-watching activities.

Well, to an extent, because now David Montgomery is listed on the injury report as having missed practice due to illness. Hopefully, Montgomery will have the same type of turnaround Fields had and we’ll forget he even missed time. If not, then we might need to look into Darrynton Evans and Trestan Ebner getting some extra snaps in the run game. But there is no need to cross a bridge we haven’t even gotten to just yet.

As for the rest of the injury report, here you go:

Fields wasn’t alone in getting an upgrade on the participation report. Offensive lineman Larry Borom went from not practicing on Wednesday due to a knee issue to practicing (albeit with limitations). A limited practice is better than not practicing at all. And if Borom continues to make progress physically, he could be available for whatever role the Bears carve out for him. The team has deployed him as a starter and off the bench in a pinch at right tackle. But we know he has experience elsewhere on the line. In any case, it’s just nice seeing a positive development on the health front for a Bears player.

Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for Chase Claypool after another DNP next to his name. Claypool went down with a knee issue in the Packers game, but would return to the game. The Bears have had issues integrating Claypool into the offensive system and I fear that him missing game time would hurt his learning curve. Then again, maybe Claypool being a non-participant in practice could allow him some extra time with his playbook. So … perhaps this could be a blessing in disguise. Maybe we’ll learn more later.

One more injury report left to go this week. In the meantime, make sure to wash your hands with soap and warm water. And if you’re feeling a little under the weather, some chicken soup will do you right.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.