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Bears QB Nick Foles practices in full

He will serve as the Bears’ backup Sunday, though, after Nagy declared Mitch Trubisky the starter earlier this week.

Nick Foles stands on the sideline during the Saints game.
Nick Foles stands on the sideline during the Saints game.
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Quarterback Nick Foles practiced in full Thursday at Halas Hall, one day after returning on a limited basis. He has recovered after hurting his right hip during the loss to the Vikings, an injury the Bears at first feared would be season-ending.

Foles will serve as the Bears’ backup Sunday, though, after Nagy declared Mitch Trubisky the starter earlier this week. His presence as a healthy backup quietly confirms something Nagy has refused to acknowledge since the team returned from the bye: that Trubisky is the starter on merit, not necessarily because of injury.

“[Foles] is doing pretty good running around in practice right now,” Nagy said. “So I would suggest and think that it would be [the backup Sunday]. It would take something, you know, for him to say to me that he’s not.”

Tyler Bray served as Trubisky’s backup Sunday night against the Packers, while Foles sat out.