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Injury report

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Thursday, Sept. 4

DT Tommie Harris, left knee. Harris participated fully in practice.

DE Mark Anderson, right thumb. Anderson participated fully in practice.

FS Mike Brown, knee. Brown participated fully in practice and was removed from the injury report.

LS Pat Mannelly, neck. Mannelly participated fully in practice and was removed from the injury report.

G Terrence Metcalf, right knee. Metcalf participated fully in practice.

DB Brandon McGowan, knee. McGowan participated fully in practice and was removed from the injury report.

DT Dusty Dvoracek, right calf. Dvoracek participated fully in practice.

TE Desmond Clark, right knee. Clark participated fully in practice.

For the Colts, safety Bob Sanders was held out of practice. The team announced he was rested.

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A lot of defensive players are on the list. Tommie Harris is making me nervous, hopefully he will be alright. Also, hopefully Dvoracek can put it together this season. Its good to see Brandon McGowan is back, I thought he had a good pre-season. The defense did have a bad pre-season, but I think if they can stay healthy, they will be a good unit GO BEARS!!

Good new out of Halas Hall. Its great to hear Mike Brown is 100% and ready to go.

Forte has been impressive. Yeah he didnt have a 20+ yard run. Nor did he have a bunch of TDs. What impressed me the most is:

BLOCKING! Since Thomas Jones there hasnt been a quality pass blocking back in Chicago. Before that Walter Payton. Forte gets it and hes a Rookie.

CATCHING THE BALL/ RUNNING ROUTES! Again since Thomas Jones the Bears havent had a quality back that can catch and run with the ball. Before that Neil Anderson.

Its been awhile for a Bears fan to see a tripple threat at running back. I thought A-Train faired well but didnt have the blocking ability that was needed. Thomas Jones should be an after thought for all fans.Well Jones's name will be less mentioned after Forte shows us Fans and the NFL that he will have to be accounted for every time he steps on the field.

Brando, I agree 100% about Matt Forte. Forte did have one run of 20 plus yards, in the Seattle game, but it was called back on a holding penalty on Desmond Clark. Also, don't forget the screen pass Forte took to convert a 3rd and 18 in the Browns game. I think Forte has big play capability, it was just hard for Forte to showcase it with such limited action in the pre-season. Matt Forte should be rookie of the year GO BEARS!!

I admire your optimism when it comes to Forte, and I share it. But Jones has only been gone for a year...It's not like we were without a quality runner like we were from Neal Anderson to Jones...

I agree with your assessment, but it might be just a tad over-dramatic

Hopefully Forte will show the Bears to be sharp personnel evaluators this season and beyond. He will surely be tested with the Colts and Panthers. They use a lot of exotic stunts and movement pre-snap, so he will have to be fully prepared for pass protection. I think he will be great against the Colts in the open field, especially since he is as big or bigger than some of the Colts linebackers...He should be able to break some tackles in the open field and gan some big chunks of yardage in swing passes and dump offs. I would like to see a couple of screens, but our line is terrible at selling them, and we haven't run a good one in years (or stopped a good one in years either)

So let me get this straight, Lovie doesn't hit in practice and we stil have this many guys on the injury report. Perhaps I could suggest that they wear their little pink dresses for the colts game. The blue ones would blend in with the Colts home field uniforms:)

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