The possibility that Fuller could play through the sprain is possible, but it is unsure at the moment. He will open the week with a questionable designation and will try to log some practice time before week 13 rolls in. Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile
Lance Briggs suffered a groin injury in the first half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. His return is questionable.
Briggs walked back to the locker room gingerly just before halftime. Linebacker has been a revolving door for the Bears this season, and Briggs's participation has not made any discernable difference. Analyst: Steve Pimental View Profile
Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.
Jeffery was given Wednesday off to rest his hamstring and was always expected to return to practice Thursday. Against the Buccaneers' 30th-ranked pass defense, he is a must-start this week. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Brandon Marshall (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.
Marshall was given Wednesday off to rest, so his return to practice was expected. He'll be just fine for Sunday's match-up with the Buccaneers and remains a must-start against their 30th-ranked pass defense. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Now that it's late in the season, the Bears are looking to get their workhorse some much needed rest. Forte is already at 240 touches this season and the Bears are on the outside looking in at the playoff picture. They need him healthy if they want any chance at making a run late in the season. Analyst: Dom Murtha View Profile
Bears have signed KR/WR Marc Mariani to 2-year contract.
Mariani was a kick return specialist in Tennessee, but suffered a couple of serious injuries which was the reason why he was released. Expect the Bears to use him as their kick returner as early as this week. Analyst: Mark Kaplan View Profile