The Bears’ starting defense might make its 2020 debut in Week 2.
Outside linebacker Robert Quinn, who missed the opener with an ankle injury, practiced Friday for the third-straight day and was listed as questionable for the Giants game. Quinn practiced in full after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday.
“He’s a special player, a special talent,” outside linebacker Khalil Mack said.
Mack was called questionable for the second-straight week because of a knee injury but said he’ll play. No other Bears player has a designation for Sunday.
“Just understanding how to be a pro and how to approach the game,” Mack said of being limited in practice. “It’s nothing really too much different. But I know I’m gonna be ready on Sunday, so that’s all that really matters.”
Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks returned to practice Friday after having an illness Thursday.
The Bears signed Quinn to a five-year, $70 million deal this offseason to play opposite Mack. He’s played little this preseason, though, ramping up after what the team called a “personal issue.” He hurt his ankle more than 10 days ago, although the Bears refused to specify when, or how.
Giants coach Joe Judge this week said he knows what Quinn can do. Quinn’s head coach with the Cowboys last year, Jason Garrett, is the Giants’ offensive coordinator.
“We know how talented he is,” Judge said. “We have coaches in the building that have had personal experience with him, obviously, from his days in Dallas.”