The Bears announced on Wednesday they have signed long snapper Thomas Gafford to a one-year deal.
Linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from practice on Monday, the start of game-week preparations for the regular season.
The best indication of how severe a particular injury might be is usually in the steps the team takes in the hours after it occurs.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears might be rooting louder for Green Bay than even the most loyal Packers fans this week.
They need an assist from their biggest rivals.