Briggs, Williams, Bostic and McClellin all sat out Wednesday’s practice.
Plus, Charles Tillman’s season-ending injury is having a tickle-down effect.
Coming off tough losses, both teams are looking to get back on track.
Jared Allen lost 15 pounds with the illness but is confident he’ll play Sunday.
The Bears will rely on Kyle Fuller to be a playmaker, Lance Briggs says.
Shea McClellin (hand) won’t practice this week, and his status is “week to week.”
At one point, Chicago turned to rookie Brock Vereen and newly signed Ahmad Dixon at safety.
Kyle Fuller, Will Sutton, Ego Ferguson and Co. are making names for themselves.
“I hated it,” longtime teammates Lance Briggs said.
Chicago’s mindset is as important as anything.
Josh Morgan’s mother was among those working in the Pentagon on 9/11.
“We’re going to be as successful as we want, we have that much talent,” Lance Briggs says.
With what lies ahead, we’ll soon discover what Chicago’s made of.
Briggs being slow, Conte being bad, Jay still being Jay, Tucker coaching — we have it all.
Given what lies ahead for the Bears in the season’s first half, the opener is crucial.
“I’ve poured my heart out on the field every day and every play,” Lance Briggs says.
Marc Trestman has proved he knows how to handle his players.
Lance Briggs curiously skipped practice Monday to attend a restaurant opening in California.
With the season starting in five days, all we’ve seen from the Bears is drama and subpar play.
Safety Chris Conte received some first-team defense reps, as did linebacker Khaseem Greene.