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Cornerback Charles Tillman and defensive end Alex Brown returned to practice today while St. Louis running back Steve Jackson was held out again with a back issue. Still, he's expected to start Sunday.

Bears

LB Lance Briggs, knee--DNP, DNP,
DE Alex Brown, calf--DNP, FULL,
LT Orlando Pace, groin--DNP, DNP,
CB Charles Tillman, concussion--DNP, FULL,
TE Desmond Clark, neck--LIM, LIM,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM, FULL,

Rams

QB Marc Bulger, knee--OUT
C Jason Brown, knee--DNP, LIM,
RB Steven Jackson, back--DNP, DNP,
FB Mike Karney, neck--DNP, DNP,
RT Jason Smith, concussion--DNP, DNP,
LB James Laurinaitis, shoulder--LIM, LIM,
G Richie Incognito, foot--LIM, LIM,

Tight end Desmond Clark returned to practice in a limited basis today after missing the last two games with a neck injury. Here is the official injury report:

Bears

LB Lance Briggs, knee--DNP,
DE Alex Brown, calf--DNP,
LT Orlando Pace, groin--DNP,
CB Charles Tillman, concussion--DNP,
TE Desmond Clark, neck--LIM,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM,

Rams

QB Marc Bulger, knee--OUT
C Jason Brown, knee--DNP,
RB Steven Jackson, back--DNP,
FB Mike Karney, neck--DNP,
RT Jason Smith, concussion--DNP,
LB James Laurinaitis, shoulder--LIM,
G Richie Incognito, foot--LIM,

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice today with an illness and has been listed as questionable on the injury report with an ankle/illness.

We'll see what kind of information trickles out of the Vikings later today. My guess would be that an illness on Friday will probably not keep him out of a game on Sunday. He was limited the two previous practices with an ankle injury, so it's possible he will not be at full strength.

The Vikings are expected to be without right guard Anthony Herrera, who has missed all week because of a concussion. Similarly, the Bears will be without tight end Desmond Clark, who has an ankle injury. Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield is expected to play even though he is listed as questionable.

The official injury report:

Tight end Desmond Clark was held out of practice today with his neck injury, casting into doubt his availability for Sunday's game. The good news for the Bears is that Kellen Davis (ankle) had full participation. Right guard Roberto Garza was limited, putting him on track to start against the Vikings. Cornerback Antoine Winfield, who returned to practice two weeks ago for the Vikings even though he has missed the last four games with a foot injury, was limited again. He's expected to play.

Here is the official injury report:

Bears

RG Roberto Garza, ankle--DNP, LIM,
TE Desmond Clark, neck--LIM,
TE Kellen Davis, ankle--LIM,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM,
S Kevin Payne, back--LIM,

Vikings

G Anthony Herrera, concussion--DNP, DNP,
WR Bernard Berrian, hamstring--LIM, LIM,
RB Adrian Peterson, ankle--LIM, LIM,
CB Antoine Winfield, foot--LIM, LIM,
FB Naufahu Tahi, ankle--LIM, DNP,
LB E.J. Handerson, knee--FULL, FULL,
CB Benny Sapp, groin--FULL, FULL,

Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield, who has missed the last four games with a foot injury, was limited in practice today. There was speculation that he might return last week vs. Seattle, and he's been practicing for two weeks now, so the belief is he will be on the field Sunday.

Here is the first injury report of the week:

Bears

RG Roberto Garza, ankle--DNP,
TE Desmond Clark, neck--LIM,
TE Kellen Davis, ankle--LIM,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM,
S Kevin Payne, back--LIM,

Vikings

G Anthony Herrera, concussion--DNP,
WR Bernard Berrian, hamstring--LIM,
RB Adrian Peterson, ankle--LIM,
CB Antoine Winfield, foot--LIM,
FB Naufahu Tahi, ankle--LIM,
LB E.J. Handerson, knee--FULL,
CB Benny Sapp, groin--FULL,

Center Olin Kreutz, strong safety Al Afalava and defensive tackle Tommie Harris were all removed from the injury report for the Bears, meaning it's a go for them to start Sunday night against the Eagles.

In Philadelphia, starting cornerback Sheldon Brown was deemed questionable with his pulled hamstring. He was limited in practice for the third consecutive day and there is considerable speculation that he will be sidelined. Dimitri Pattersonis the likely replacement for Brown if he cannot go.

With safety Quintin Demps out, rookie first-round pick Jeremy Maclin will likely servce as the kick returner for the Eagles.

Also, as we reported was likely, running back Kahlil Bell was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster by the Bears. He takes the place of Garrett Wolfe.

Here is the official injury report.

Bears

OUT

LB Pisa Tinoisamoa, knee--OUT.
RB Garrett Wolfe, kidney--OUT. (has been moved to injured reserve)

DOUBTFUL

TE Desmond Clark, neck--DNP, DNP, DNP.
S Kevin Payne, back--DNP, DNP, DNP.

REMOVED FROM INJURY REPORT

C Olin Kreutz, back/rib--DNP, FULL, FULL.
S Al Afalava, shoulder--LIM, FULL, FULL.
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM, FULL, FULL.

Eagles

OUT

RB Brian Westbrook, concussion--OUT.
WR Kevin Curtis, knee--OUT.
LB Akeem Jordan, knee--DNP, DNP, DNP.
S Quintin Demps, ankle--DNP, DNP, DNP.

QUESTIONABLE

CB Sheldon Brown, hamstring--LIM, LIM, LIM.

PROBABLE

S Macho Harris, eye--DNP, FULL, FULL.
LB Akeem Jordan, knee--DNP, DNP, FULL.
DE Victor Abiamiri, knee--FULL, FULL, FULL.
LB Chris Gocong, hamstring--FULL, FULL, FULL.
WR Jeremy Maclin, foot--FULL, FULL, FULL.
DT Mike Patterson, wrist/toe--FULL, FULL, FULL.
LT Jason Peters, ankle--FULL, FULL, FULL.
RB Leonard Weaver, ankle--FULL, FULL, FULL.

Tight end Desmond Clark remained out with his neck injury and at this point will have to be considered iffy for Sunday night's game. We'll have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to get an official designation for him.

Bears

LB Pisa Tinoisamoa, knee--OUT.
RB Garrett Wolfe, kidney--OUT.
TE Desmond Clark, neck--DNP, DNP,
S Kevin Payne, back--DNP, DNP,
C Olin Kreutz, back/rib--DNP, FULL,
S Al Afalava, shoulder--LIM, FULL,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM, FULL,

Eagles

RB Brian Westbrook, concussion--OUT.
WR Kevin Curtis, knee--OUT.
S Quintin Demps, ankle--DNP, DNP,
S Macho Harris, eye--DNP, FULL,
LB Akeem Jordan, knee--DNP, DNP,
CB Sheldon Brown, hamstring--LIM, LIM,
DE Victor Abiamiri, knee--FULL, FULL,
LB Chris Gocong, hamstring--FULL, FULL,
WR Jeremy Maclin, foot--FULL, FULL,
DT Mike Patterson, wrist/toe--FULL, FULL,
LT Jason Peters, ankle--FULL, FULL,
RB Leonard Weaver, ankle--FULL, FULL,

Center Olin Kreutz sat out practice today for the second time this week as he missed the short, 75-minute practice on Monday. He has a back/rib injury, and would be replaced by Josh Beekman if he couldn't play. But coach Lovie Smith referenced Kreutz's track record of durability when he said he expects Kreutz to play Sunday night.

Here is the first injury report of the week for the Bears-Eagles.

Bears

LB Pisa Tinoisamoa, knee--OUT.
RB Garrett Wolfe, kidney--OUT.
TE Desmond Clark, neck--DNP,
C Olin Kreutz, back/rib--DNP,
S Kevin Payne, back--DNP,
S Al Afalava, shoulder--LIM,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM,

Eagles

RB Brian Westbrook, concussion--OUT.
WR Kevin Curtis, knee--OUT.
S Quintin Demps, ankle--DNP,
S Macho Harris, eye--DNP,
LB Akeem Jordan, knee--DNP,
CB Sheldon Brown, hamstring--LIM,
DE Victor Abiamiri, knee--FULL,
LB Chris Gocong, hamstring--FULL,
WR Jeremy Maclin, foot--FULL,
DT Mike Patterson, wrist/toe--FULL,
LT Jason Peters, ankle--FULL,
RB Leonard Weaver, ankle--FULL,

The Bears were without safeties Al Afalava and Kevin Payne today at practice but coach Lovie Smith didn't rule them out yet for Thursday. The team will have a practice Wednesday morning before departing for San Francisco. Here is the injury report for today with no changes for the Bears off the projected report that was released on Monday:

Bears

SS Al Afalava, shoulder--DNP, DNP,
S Kevin Payne, back--DNP, DNP,
RB Garrett Wolfe, kidney--DNP, DNP,
TE Desmond Clark, neck--LIM, LIM,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM, LIM,
CB Charles Tillman, shoulder--LIM, LIM,

San Francisco

CB Nate Clements, shoulder--OUT
RB Glen Coffee, concussion--OUT
DT Demetric Evans, shoulder--OUT
LT Joe Staley, knee--OUT
S Michael Lewis, quadricep--DNP, FULL,
RB Michael Robinson, stinger--DNP, FULL,
DE Justin Smith, not injury related--DNP, FULL (removed from injury report)
LB Takeo Spikes, shoulder--DNP, LIM,
S Curtis Taylor, shin--DNP, FULL,
TE Vernon Davis, shoulder--LIM, FULL,
WR Jason Hill, ankle--LIM, FULL,
TE Dalanie Walker, shin/knee--LIM, FULL,
G David Baas, stinger--FULL, FULL,
CB Tarell Brown, rib--FULL, FULL,
RB Frank Gore, eye lid--FULL, FULL,

Because the Bears play at San Francisco on Thursday night, they are required to release an injury report for the game today. It is based on what level of participation the players would have had had there actually been practice today. The Bears will practice Tuesday.

Bears

SS Al Afalava, shoulder--DNP,
S Kevin Payne, back--DNP,
RB Garrett Wolfe, kidney--DNP,
TE Desmond Clark, neck--LIM,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM,
CB Charles Tillman, shoulder--LIM,

San Francisco

CB Nate Clements, shoulder--OUT,
RB Glen Coffee, concussion--OUT,
DT Demetric Evans, shoulder--OUT,
LT Joe Staley, knee--OUT,
S Michael Lewis, quadricep--DNP,
RB Michael Robinson, stinger--DNP,
DE Justin Smith, not injury related--DNP,
LB Takeo Spikes, shoulder--DNP,
S Curtis Taylor, shin--DNP,
TE Vernon Davis, shoulder--LIM,
WR Jason Hill, ankle--LIM,
TE Dalanie Walker, shin/knee--LIM,
G David Baas, stinger--FULL,
CB Tarell Brown, rib--FULL,
RB Frank Gore, eye lid--FULL

Here is the official final injury report of the week. Devin Hester has been listed as questionable, but he is expected to start Sunday. We'll see about Arizona wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who has the same designation.

Bears

Questionable

WR Devin Hester, ankle--DNP, DNP, LIM
FS Danieal Manning, back--XXXX, LIM, LIM

Probable

LB Lance Briggs, shoulder--LIM, FULL, FULL
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM, FULL, FULL
DE Adewale Ogunleye, ankle--LIM, FULL, FULL
TE Greg Olsen, ankle--LIM, FULL, FULL
S Craig Steltz, biceps--LIM, FULL, FULL
DT Matt Toeaina, calf--LIM, FULL, FULL
DT Israel Idonije, knee--FULL, FULL, FULL

Arizona

Questionable

WR Anquan Boldin, ankle--DNP, DNP, LIM
LB Gerald Hayes, back--DNP, LIM, LIM
DE Kenny Iwebema, knee--LIM, LIM, LIM
WR Sean Morey, ill--LIM, LIM, LIM
CB Michael Adams, hamstring--XXX, XXX, LIM

Probable

DT Darnell Dockett, ankle--DNP, LIM, LIM
S Antrel Rolle, foot--LIM, LIM, LIM
WR Steve Breaston, knee--LIM, LIM, LIM
K Neil Rackers, right hamstring--LIM, FULL, FULL
OL Herman Johnson, back--FULL, FULL, FULL
TE Stephen Spach, ankle--FULL, FULL, FULL
CB D. Rodgers-Cromartie, finger--FULL, FULL, FULL
RB Jason Wright, thumb--FULL, FULL, FULL
G Reggie Wells, thumb--FULL, FULL, FULL

Pretty much everyone is getting healthier for the Bears and we didn't have to wait for coach Lovie Smith to say so. Devin Hester was held out of practice again today, and free safety Danieal Manning was added to the list with a back injury, but the players who were all limited on Wednesday had full participation today.

In Arizona, wide receiver Anquan Boldin (ankle) remained sidelined.

Here is the second injury report of the week:

WR Devin Hester, ankle--DNP, DNP,
LB Lance Briggs, shoulder--LIM, FULL,
DT Tommie Harris, knee--LIM, FULL,
DE Adewale Ogunleye, ankle--LIM, FULL,
TE Greg Olsen, ankle--LIM, FULL,
S Craig Steltz, biceps--LIM, FULL,
DT Matt Toeaina, calf--LIM, FULL,
DT Israel Idonije, knee--FULL, FULL,
FS Danieal Manning, back--XXXX, LIM,


Arizona

WR Anquan Boldin, ankle--DNP, DNP,
LB Gerald Hayes, back--DNP, LIM,
DT Darnell Dockett, ankle--DNP, LIM,
S Antrel Rolle, foot--LIM, LIM,
WR Steve Breaston, knee--LIM, LIM,
DE Kenny Iwebema, knee--LIM, LIM,
WR Sean Morey, ill--LIM, LIM,
K Neil Rackers, right hamstring--LIM, FULL,
OL Herman Johnson, back--FULL, FULL,
TE Stephen Spach, ankle--FULL, FULL,
CB D. Rodgers-Cromartie, finger--FULL, FULL,
RB Jason Wright, thumb--FULL, FULL,
G Reggie Wells, thumb--FULL, FULL,

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