Kyle Orton looked OK on the Halas Hall fields Wednesday afternoon until it came time to drop back on a few warmup passes. Then, he looked a little gimpy on his right ankle, and he was limited in his participation in practice. There are four days until the Bears face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, and the quarterback remains confident he will be able to return in time to start.
"I'm preparing like I am,'' he said. "Just going to go from there."
He said he feels better than he did Sunday when he missed a game because of injury for the first time in his career. He's yet to face the Packers in Green Bay.
"This is what you play for, play Green Bay, play your division rivals in November," Orton said. "We're in first place. These are huge games from here on out. This is what I put the effort in for so I am going to do everything I can to be out there."
Meanwhile, Rex Grossman, who is 3-0 at Lambeau Field, was preparing as if he will make his second consecutive start.
"I've got to go out there and prepare like I'm going to play the whole game," he said. "Obviously, I don't know what's going on, so that's how I'm going to approach it."
Defensive tackle Tommie Harris (left knee) and safety Mike Brown (rest) were held out of practice. We'll have a more complete update later on.