The Chicago Bears are set to return star outside linebacker Khalil Mack and top receiver Allen Robinson, this after they were held out the last two weeks due to injury.
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) — Ahead of a critical stretch of division games, the Bears are becoming a healthier team.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Bears returned a number of players to practice, with star outside linebacker Khalil Mack (right ankle) and top receiving target Allen Robinson (groin) both working officially as full participants. The team is hopeful that each can practice for the full week ahead of a matchup against the Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field.
The Bears are also returned tight end Adam Shaheen (foot/ankle), tight end Ben Braunecker (concussion) and defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (knee) to practice as full participants.
“Each of them, we don’t know their exact capacity,” Nagy said before practicec. “And that’s part of the evaluation process, is kind of seeing where they’re at. But we do hope to have those guys out there, which would be good for us to try to see where we’re at health-wise. They’re all obviously valuable players.”
Mack and Robinson each suffered their injuries in a loss at Miami on Oct. 14, missing the last two games as a result. Mack had played in all 70 career games before being sidelined in a win against the Jets on Oct. 28. The Bears had operated all along with the hope that each player could return to action against the Lions on Sunday, a matchup that begins a stretch of three NFC North games in a 12-day span.