Eddie Royal out; Jeffery, McPhee, Forte questionable for Broncos

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When Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has been healthy this season, he has been great. Here he pulls in a touchdown pass against the Vikings on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Wide receiver Eddie Royal will miss his third consecutive game with a knee injury when the Bears play the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (groin/shoulder) also did not practice Friday but is listed as questionable, coach John Fox said.

Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee), who missed last week’s game against the Rams and had not practiced previously this week, was a limited participant Friday and is questionable. Linebacker Shea McClellin (knee) and running back Matt Forte (knee) also were limited in practice Friday and are questionable for the Broncos game.

Center Hroniss Grasu, who started against the Chiefs and Lions in Weeks 5-6 but has missed the last three games with a neck injury, was a full participant in practice and is probable. Safety Antrel Rolle (ankle) and left tackle Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) , who now is backing up starter Charles Leno, also were full participants in practice Friday and are probable.


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