Bears’ Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller back; Eddie Jackson sits
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The Bears got their receivers back Wednesday.
They’re still waiting on their Pro Bowl safety.
Wide receiver Allen Robinson returned to practice for the first time since hurting his ribs 10 days ago while making a catch against the 49ers. Two receivers who were hurt Sunday against the Vikings — rookie Anthony Miller dislocated his left shoulder, and Taylor Gabriel bruised his ribs — also practiced in full as the Bears prepared for their wild-card game against the Eagles.
“They’re in a good spot right now with us,” coach Matt Nagy said before practice. “So I just want to monitor that and see where each one of those guys is at, day-to-day. I feel good where they’re at right now.”
Safety Eddie Jackson, who sprained his right ankle after a Week 15 interception of Aaron Rodgers, did not practice. Neither did Aaron Lynch, who sprained his right elbow in the same game.
Nagy has said for two weeks that he hoped both would play in the postseason.
He still seems optimistic about Jackson, who was named to his first Pro Bowl last month.
“It’s one of those deals where I gotta make sure about what he’s telling us and where he’s at physically,” he said. “If he’s in a good spot and he can go, then we’ll do that. If he’s not, then we’ll have to make that decision.”
The Bears also listed guard Kyle Long on their injury report with an ankle problem but said he practiced in full. Long hopes to play the entire game Sunday.
Eagles prep for Mack
Like the rest of the league, the Eagles will use tight ends and running backs to help block outside linebacker Khalil Mack. They’ve already seen some of the league’s best pass rushers this season.
“It can force you a little bit to change your thinking and maybe not do some of the things you’ve been able to do in the past,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. “So good players like that do that.
“We did it with J.J. Watt and [Jadeveon] Clowney a couple of weeks ago. We’ve had to do it with Aaron Donald and [Ndamukong] Suh in L.A. and the guys in Dallas. So our offensive line has had its share of really good pass rushers and defensive linemen, and it’s no different this week.”
Pederson and Nagy were on the same Chiefs staff that shared the AFC West with Mack.
“When he was drafted in Oakland, you thought, ‘This is a special, special kid,’ ” Pederson said. “We saw him twice a year, and he got better each time we played him, and now he’s playing at an extremely high level. Brings a lot of energy and passion to that defense, and he’s tough. He’s tough to [stop].’’