Bears’ injury report packed with progress, setbacks heading into Titans game

The one definitive thing that can be said of the Bears’ injury report: It’s full. A look at who’s trending toward playing (or not playing) Sunday at the Titans.

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Tight end Cole Kmet, who had been on the rise, appears to have suffered a groin injury in practice.

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The Bears didn’t practice Thursday, but if they had, they would have gotten a mixed bag of injury news as they prepare to visit the Titans on Sunday. 

With the team clearing Halas Hall and holding everything virtually, the NFL required them to estimate player health on the injury report.

The good

Tight end Jimmy Graham likely would have been full-go after missing practice Wednesday because of knee and hamstring injuries. Same for cornerback Buster Skrine, who has been dealing with a shoulder issue.

Wide receiver Anthony Miller was out Wednesday with a toe injury, but the team thought he could have been at least a partial participant Thursday. 

That’s also true of Eddie Jackson, who has dealt with knee pain since the game against the Rams.

Offensive lineman Rashaad Coward, who could be in line to start at left guard or right tackle Sunday, has an ankle injury but would have been able to practice fully.

The bad

Just when he was making big strides, rookie tight end Cole Kmet would have been out with a groin injury Thursday.

Backup center Sam Mustipher, who was filling in for Cody Whitehair, would have missed practice for a second consecutive day with a knee injury. That would leave guard Alex Bars or practice-squad center Aaron Neary to start.

Starting safety Tashaun Gipson would have been limited by a foot injury for the second day in a row.

Defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris would have missed his second consecutive practice with a shoulder injury.

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