Maybe the best thing to come out of Saturday’s Bears practice was what happened afterwards.
Charles Tillman, a regular for after-practice work with wide receivers until his knee inflammation problems ended that for the past month, stayed after practice to get in a little more prep work for Monday’s game in Green Bay against the Packers.
Tillman is officially “probable” for the game, a change from the past four final injury reports when he was listed as questionable. Tillman was inactive for the New York Giants game, and while he started every other game this season, he was forced out of the past several in the second half.
But part of the reasoning for coach Marc Trestman giving the Bears all of last week off following the Washington game was to give injured players complete rest. In Tillman’s case, it appears to have worked.
“It was beneficial getting time off to let the knee rest,” Tillman said on Saturday. The possibility does exist of aggravating the knee but “I am not concerned,” Tillman added. “I am not concerned at all.”
Wide receiver Joe Anderson (abdomen) is listed as questionable with a sore knee but linebacker Blake Costanzo (knee) and safety Major Wright (knee) went through a full practice and are listed as probable.