11:09 AM EDT, Thu October 30, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Week of practice encourages Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall is ready to be Brandon Marshall again. The Bears’ Pro Bowl wide receiver, who participated in practice this week for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the season opener against the Buffalo Bills, said he feels “more explosive” and expects to be “back to the old days” when the Bears play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in Charlotte. “I feel like I could do pretty much everything,” Marshall said Friday. “Before I...

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Marshall expects to be full-speed in Carolina

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall expects to be full-speed Sunday in Carolina after a bothersome ankle injury limited Marshall’s effectiveness the prior two games versus the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers. Marshall had full participation in practice on Friday for the third consecutive day, raising expectations the Pro Bowl wideout will bust out of his mini-slump (three catches in two games) in Week 5 against the Panthers.

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Jermon Bushrod's availability for Panthers in jeopardy

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears shuffled in multiple players along the offensive line at practice Thursday in an attempt to find the best combination up front as the club braces for the possibility left tackle Jermon Bushrod could miss Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Limited with a knee injury during Wednesday's workout at Halas Hall, Bushrod was unable to participate Thursday in the team's practice. According to Bears coach Marc Trestman, Bushrod suffered the injury, "accidentally at practice" on Wednesday.

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McCarthy makes fewer trips to the training room

 Photo/  Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn’t checking on his injured players the way he used to. GREEN BAY – Mike McCarthy says he’s no longer visiting the training room, which seems like an odd thing for an NFL head coach to stop doing considering how important a football team’s health is to its success.Nevertheless, the Packers coach said Monday that despite being on a short week and coming off Sunday’s victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, he had not set foot in the training room to find out about the health of the five players listed on the team’s injury...