The Chicago Bears are still dealing with injuries as they prepare for their next game against the New Orleans Saints, but they did get one key player back on the field Thursday.
That player is lineman Kyle Long, who was a full participant in the workout at Halas Hall. Long missed Wednesday’s practice as he continues to nurse an ankle injury, but he was back on the field for the Bears as they prepare to hit the halfway mark of the season.
Bryce Callahan, who was limited with a neck injury Wednesday, and Mitch Unrein, who was limited with a quad injury, also were full participants in the workout.
Sherrick McManis (hamstring), Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring), John Timu (ankle/knee) and Markus Wheaton (groin) all remained out as the Bears practiced at Halas Hall.
Two players were new additions to the report, as wide receiver Dontrelle Inman was listed as out as he prepares to start working out with his new team following a trade from Los Angeles. Quarterback Mark Sanchez was also sidelined with an illness, according to the team.
Running back Benny Cunningham (hamstring), and offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (hand) both were limited for the second straight day.
The Saints got some good news on Thursday as wide receiver Michael Thomas was a limited participant after missing Wednesday’s workout with a knee issue, but offensive guard Larry Warford remained out with an abdominal injury.