Wide receiver Brandon Marshall, cornerback Charles Tillman (groin/knee), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe), and safety Anthony Walters (hamstring) all sat out Wednesday's Chicago Bears practice as the team prepares for its week five game against the New Orleans Saints.
However, Bears head coach Marc Trestman thinks they will be good to go for the game:
“We’re optimistic that we’ll see everybody on Sunday at this point and time,” Trestman said.Source: ESPN Chicago
Defensive end Julius Peppers (chest), tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder), and cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad) were all limited in the practice.
For the undefeated Saints, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (calf), safety Roman Harper (knee), running back Mark Ingram (toe), wide receiver Lance Moore (hand), and defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. Cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) and defensive end Tom Johnson (hamstring) were limited.
Here's more from ESPN's Mike Triplett on the Saints' injuries:
... Ingram and Bunkley were suited up for practice and did some individual work -- a good sign that they're on the mend. And Walker played last week after taking Wednesday off, so he could possibly just be taking a day of rest.
Moore said after Monday night's game that his hand just needs time to heal -- and that it's different from trying to rehab a muscle injury. He didn't offer specific details on his injury but said he was hoping to return sooner than later.
Obviously the Saints would love to have Moore back since he's such a key part of their offense. But as they proved in their 38-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Monday, they still have a deep enough arsenal to thrive in the passing game without him.We'll have the Bears-Saints official injury report for you on Friday, so check back.
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