Marshall misses second day of practice

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall sat out today and hasn't practiced all week, plus the rest of the Bears/Packers injury report.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who is dealing with an ankle injury, didn't practice today for the second day in a row. Marshall, who re-injured the ankle on Monday night, hasn't practiced in three weeks, although he's started very game this year.

"It’s day to day," coach Marc Trestman said. "He’s rehabbing and we’ll see where he is tomorrow."

Also out for the second day in a row was defensive end Jared Allen, who stayed home today due to illness.

"He’s out of the building today," said Trestman. "We let him stay home and he was seeing the doctor during practice. We’re just hoping that he’ll be back tomorrow. It really is day to day and I’m hopeful he’ll be back tomorrow."

Defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, who suffered a concussion in the Week 2 contest against the 49ers, missed another day of practice.

"He has just been in the building. He has been in meetings," Trestman said. "He did not practice today, so he still hasn’t been OK’d protocol-wise. We’ll see where things are tomorrow."

The following Bears also missed practice:

C Roberto Garza, ankle
LB Shea McClellin, hand
CB Sherrick McManis, quadricep
G Matt Slauson, ankle

Garza and Slauson are expected to miss at least one more week, while McClellin has already been ruled out. If McManis doesn't practice tomorrow, there's little chance he'll suit up on Sunday.

The following Green Bay Packers players were limited in practice:

LB Brad Jones, quadricep
LB Clay Matthews, groin
LB Nick Perry, wrist

Packers who practiced in full:

WR Jarrett Boykin, knee
T Bryan Bulaga, knee
CB Davon House, knee


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