Pritchett caught a pass in the fourth quarter against the Saints that converted a third and two. Although, Shelton will see the bulk of the snaps at fullback Pritchett could be utilized in a similar fashion in weeks to come.
There is some talk Shelton could be rusty after a three-week layoff.
"I don't think he'll be as sharp as he would be with three weeks of practice," said head coach Dick Jauron. "But I think he'll be sharp enough to play."
The Bears have till Saturday to activate Shelton then the team will need to move someone off the 53-man roster to make room for the fullback.
"I'm excited about having Daimon back," Shoop said. "I think everybody on our offense is. He's a super player and we're going to give him a chance to shorten his neck this week.