Bears notebook: Burton limited in practice

Matt Nagy noncommittal about TE’s availability for Broncos. If he feels good and he’s ready to go, we’re going to go. And if he doesn’t, then we won’t.”

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Tight end Trey Burton (making a catch against the Rams last season) missed the Bears’ season-opening game against the Packers on Sept. 5 with a groin injury.

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Tight end Trey Burton’s status, somewhere between a situation and a saga for the 0-1 Bears, remained murky Wednesday after he practiced on a limited basis while recovering from a groin injury. 

His availability for Sunday’s game against the Broncos is uncertain. He missed the Bears’ opener against the Packers because of the injury.

“It’s the same thing. Nothing has changed,” coach Matt Nagy said before practice Wednesday. “We’re going to take it day by day. I’ve got to see how he feels each day, and then, if it takes us up until the end of the week or a game-time-type thing, then I’m OK doing that. If he feels good and he’s ready to go, we’re going to go. And if he doesn’t, then we won’t.”

The Bears acquired tight end J.P. Holtz off waivers from the Redskins on Wednesday and waived reserve defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson. Holtz played 14 snaps, all on special teams, in the Redskins’ season-opening 32-27 loss to the Eagles on Sunday — his first NFL regular-season game. He was waived Tuesday, with Redskins starting tight end Jordan Reed possibly returning from a concussion. 

Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (oblique) was limited in practice. 

Trevathan won’t get sappy

Linebacker Danny Trevathan played four years with the Broncos and was their leading tackler in the 2015 season that culminated with their win in Super Bowl 50. He acknowledged “good memories” but was otherwise focused on business rather than a homecoming Sunday. 

“It’s another game, because I’m trying to get to the next Super Bowl,” said Trevathan, who led the Broncos with eight tackles and recovered two fumbles in that Super Bowl win over the Panthers. “I’m not really focused on that one. That’s in my back pocket. If I concentrate on myself and think about stuff like that, that’s selfish, and I’m not that type of player. I’m just thinking about making my plays and doing what I can do to get this [victory].” 

Mack vs. Miller

Broncos coach Vic Fangio has coached Khalil Mack for 14 games and Von Miller for one. So the obvious question is, how do the two All-Pro outside linebackers compare? 

“They’re two great football players,” Fangio said. ‘‘I don’t know that there’s much more to say, other than greatness is great.”

Coward returns

Reserve offensive lineman Rashaad Coward participated fully in practice. He had been out since suffering an elbow injury Aug. 16 in a preseason game against the Giants. 

Coward said he has been keeping in shape running the Walter Payton hill at Halas Hall and “staying on top of my film” while sitting out. 

Contributing: Jason Lieser

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