Posted by Matt Clapp | 10/18/2013 07:01:00 PM | Anthony Walters, Brandon Jenkins, Charles Tillman, Chris Neild, David Amerson, Fred Davis, James Anderson, Logan Paulsen, Major Wright, Martellus Bennett, Stephen Paea, Washington Redskins, Will Montgomery
The Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins released their official injury reports on Friday for their Sunday game at FedEx Field.
The Bears list tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) and cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) as 'questionable' to play Sunday, while linebacker James Anderson (back), Stephen Paea (toe), safety Anthony Walters (hamstring), and safety Major Wright (knee) are 'probable'.
However, all of those players were able to participate in the Bears' practice on Friday (although in limited fashion for Bennett and Tillman), and are expected to play against the 'Skins.
Tillman played through injuries in the Bears' first five games, and clearly wasn't himself. Playing the Giants in week six on a short week, the team finally elected to give Peanut a game off and the hope is he'll finally be at least near full health for the Redskins game. The Bears could greatly use the star cornerback's coverage and takeaway abilities, and he's one of the best cornerbacks vs the run in the NFL, so he should help the Bears in that department as well.
Bennett has been terrific in the pass-catching department at tight end for the Bears this season, reeling in 31 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns. And this matchup really shapes up well for him on paper, so it would really help the Bears' offense if he's able to go.
It's especially encouraging to see Paea listed as 'probable', as the Bears could desperately use him at defensive tackle with Henry Melton and Nate Collins out for the year with torn ACLs. Paea's absence was very noticeable last Thursday when the washed-up Brandon Jacobs ran all over the Bears.
For the Redskins, cornerback David Amerson (concussion) is listed as 'questionable', and tight end Fred Davis (ankle), linebacker Brandon Jenkins (ankle), center Will Montgomery (knee), cornerback Jerome Murphy (ankle), nose tackle Chris Neild (calf), and tight end Logan Paulsen (knee) are 'probable'. All of those players had full participation in practice on Friday, so they all seem to be good bets to play in the game.
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