A full 25 years after the Bears and Dolphins got together in Miami for one of the greatest regular-season games of all time, the two teams will have a reunion on Thursday night.
For now, quarterback Chad Henne (knee) and left tackle Jake Long (shoulder) have not been ruled out by the Dolphins. Obviously, however, they didn’t practice on Monday. Also missing for the Dolphins were center Joe Berger (knee) and safety Chris Clemons (hamstring).
Practicing on a limited basis were safety Yeremiah Bell (toe), tackle Vernon Carey (knee), safety Tyrone Culver (ankle), and receiver Roberto Wallace (knee). Fully participating were linebacker Channing Crowder (ribs), linebacker Karlos Dansby (elbow), linebacker Tim Dobbins (ankle), defensive end Kendall Langford (ankle), and linebacker Cameron Wake (hip).
For the Bears, five players are on the initial injury report, all of whom practiced on a limited basis: cornerback Zackary Bowman (foot), receiver Rashied Davis (quad), receiver Devin Hester (shoulder), receiver Johnny Knox (ankle), and center Olin Kreutz (hamstring).