The Chicago Bears just cannot get healthy. Since OTAs the Bears have dealt with significant injuries to starters at nearly every positoin, including wide receiver, as Alshon Jeffery (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the St. Louis Rams.
"It hasn’t restricted my movements too much," Jeffery said today. "I'll just keep getting treatment and just [keep] getting better. We'll see how I feel [Sunday]."
Jeffery will be a game-time decision, although he's optimistic about his chances of suiting up.
"I’m fine," he said. "I’ll be all right."
If Jeffery can't play, it will be the fifth game he's missed this year, after sitting out Weeks 2-5 due to a hamstring injury. He's coming off three straight 100-yard performances and has provided a boost to Chicago's passing attack, so obviously the Bears would be very happy if he can give it a go this week.
"I think, as a competitor, [when] guys have success, that usually breeds confidence. I think he's got a stretch of games that we'd like to continue this week in St. Louis," head coach John Fox said. "He had a good practice [today]. Just like all players, if they’re deemed capable of playing they play.”
The following Bears are questionable this week:
OLB Pernell McPhee (knee) DNP
C Horniss Grasu (neck) LP
RB Matt Forte (knee) LP
WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) LP
OT Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) LP
S Antrel Rolle (ankle) LP
CB Tracy Porter (hip) LP
ILB Shea McClellin (knee) LP
McPhee has not practiced all week, which is concerning, while I expect McClellin to return from his two-game absence this week. Matt Forte was limited the past two days but I do not expect him to play.
Out for the Bears is WR Eddie Royal (knee).
DL Mitch Unrein (illness) is probable.