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.
With 5 minutes still to play in the third quarter, special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis had his arms over his head in frustration. He had cause to feel exasperated.
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.