Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) practiced today for the first time in more than a week. McPhee missed Sunday's game agasint the Redskins due to the lingering knee issue, which he suffered in Week 9. It was the second contest he's missed this season.
McPhee's return to practice today, in a limited fashion, is a good first step toward him potentially returning this week for the Minnesota Vikings.
Also limited for the Bears was WR Alshon Jeffery (calf), DL Will Sutton (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (ankle).
Jeffery strained his calf in the preseason and has dealt with ankle and hamstring injuries during the regular season, which have forced him out of five games this year. This calf injury is new, as Jeffery was not listed on last week's injury report.
The following Bears did not practice:
CB Brcye Callahan (quad)
CB Sherrick McManis (concussion)
TE Zach Miller (illness)
Callahan, the club's starting nickelback, did not play last week. McManis is still going through the concussion protocol.
For the Vikings, the following players did not practice:
LB Anthony Barr (groin/hand)
DE Scott Crichton (concussion/neck)
DE Everson Griffen (shoulder)
DT Linval Joseph (foot)
Limited for the Vikings:
S Andrew Sendejo (knee)
S Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring)
LB Brandon Watts (rib)
S Robert Blanton (knee) practice in full.