‘Tough one to call,’ but Bears G Josh Sitton wants to play Monday

SHARE ‘Tough one to call,’ but Bears G Josh Sitton wants to play Monday

Bears guard Josh Sitton was limited Saturday. (AP)

Josh Sitton wants to play Monday night.

After being limited in practice Saturday for the second-straight day, he has a chance.

“That’s the mindset, is, always trying to fight through and do whatever you can to be out there,” the Bears’ left guard said.

He is the more likely of the Bears’ two Pro Bowl guards to face the Vikings. Kyle Long hasn’t practiced since injuring his triceps against the Packers, and was ruled doubtful on Saturday.

After spraining his right ankle on the penultimate play of the Jaguars game, Sitton didn’t face his former team, the Packers.

“Obviously there’s still some tenderness,” coach John Fox said of Sitton, who is questionable. “He was out there moving around. We saw progress. A guy we’d like to be healthy enough to play, obviously, against a team of Minnesota’s caliber, especially up front. …

“It’s a tough one to call right now at this time.”

Sitton, who had consecutive-games streaks of 59 and 75 games with the Packers, said he’ll be involved in the decision — to a point.

“If it’s something the doctor’s going to override you on,” he said, “then you’ve gotta have to listen to him.”

More injuries

Cornerback Deiondre Hall (ankle) was ruled out for Monday. Neither receiver Eddie Royal (toe) nor nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) practiced; both are doubtful.

Five Bears were ruled questionable: cornerback Bryce Callahan (hamstring), running back Jeremy Langford (ankle), receiver Cam Meredith (shoulder), outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) and Tracy Porter (knee). All but Callahan, who sat out Saturday, were limited.

This and that

• The Vikings ruled out defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), running back Jerick McKinnon (ankle), safety Andrew Sendejo (ankle) and guard Zac Kerin (hand).

• Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan returned from an illness and practiced in full.

• Players from Wendell Phillips Academy, who last year became the first Chicago Public League school to win a state football title, watched the Bears practice with no helmets or pads.

The Latest
“You’re really making clean energy the standard for buildings and for residents throughout our city,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at a news conference at the Chicago Urban League.
It becomes the third coffee chain in the Chicago area to be part of a labor organizing push.
“I think a haircut really can just reflect who you are as a person, so taking care of your hair is important because that’s a part of you and people look at it a lot,” said Jonathan Evans, 18.
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara and Illinois Fraternal Order of Police President Chris Southwood stood with Bailey, who denounced Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx as “the three musketeers of crime.”
According to league spokesman Brian McCarthy, any trace of the substance in Rodgers’ system would not trigger a positive result under the substance abuse or performance-enhancing drug policies.