It will be another day before the condition of cornerback Charles Tillman’s injured knee and groin come into sharper focus, and the Bears likely won’t divulge a decision until game time. Coaches are against giving the Detroit Lions any advance warning.
Tillman was listed as “questionable” (50-50) last Friday for the Pittsburgh Steelers game and started. But that was with a knee issue and that was compounded by a groin strain against Pittsburgh, and both injuries are listed as reasons for Tillman sitting out practice for a second straight day.
“He’s day to day,” coach Marc Trestman said. “We’re hopeful and I’ll tell you exactly where he is tomorrow. Just not sure. We’ll see where he is in the morning. He worked off the field all day.”
Over to the east, Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and wide receiver Calvin Johnson were limited in practice, as was starting safety Louis Delman, all additions to the team’s injury report with knee injuries.
Starting left guard Rob Sims (shoulder) and cornerback Chris Houston (hand) were also limited by injuries, along with rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah (abdomen).