Back at practice, Bears’ Pernell McPhee eyes fast track

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Pernell McPhee returned to practice Thursday. (AP)

Pernell McPhee returned to practice Thursday, but the knee injury that kept him out a day earlier might not appreciate Ford Field’s artificial turf Sunday.

Not that a snowy Soldier Field was much better.

“Of course it’s going to be a fast track,” the outside linebacker said. “It’s going to be a fast-track game. Everybody’s going to be getting off the ball. …

“We ain’t got to worry about the snow and worry about getting off the ball, slipping and sliding everywhere.”

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is more mobile in the pocket than he was in Week 4.

“He’s liable to pull down the ball more than he did in the past,” McPhee said. “So we just gotta keep an eye on that and have a good plan, try to contain him.”

Asked if he can chase him down, McPhee, who didn’t record a tackle last week, laughed.

“I don’t know,” he said. “We’ll see.”

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