Bears receiver Allen Robinson celebrates a touchdown against the Buccaneers. | David Banks/AP photo

Bears injury report: Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson sit, stay on same rehab plan

SHARE Bears injury report: Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson sit, stay on same rehab plan
SHARE Bears injury report: Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson sit, stay on same rehab plan

The Bears kept outside linebacker Khalil Mack (right ankle) and wide receiver Allen Robinson (groin) on the same plan as last week, holding both out of practice Wednesday.

Coach Matt Nagy displayed some optimism that Mack, who hurt his ankle Oct. 14 against the Dolphins, was improving.

“Hopefully he’s getting better — I feel like he is,” Nagy said. “It’s gonna be what we just went through last week. It’s gonna be very similar this week.”

Neither player practiced last Wednesday or Thursday. They were limited Friday and held out against the Jets.

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The Bills would then turn to Nathan Peterman, who has thrown seven interceptions in three career starts. To limit picks, Bills coach Sean McDermott said the team will “make sure he’s going through his progressions and trusting what he sees.”

This and that

Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and defensive tackle Bilal Nichols were limited with knee problems.

† Guard Eric Kush was limited with the neck issue that kept him out Sunday, though Nagy expects him to return this week.

† Tight end Ben Braunecker did not practice because he’s in concussion protocol.

† Tight end Adam Shaheen (right ankle, foot) still hasn’t returned to practice. He has been on injured reserve all season.

“He’s getting real close,” Nagy said.

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