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Pernell McPhee practices for first time since January

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01:   Pernell McPhee #92 of the Chicago Bears is held back from getting to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at Soldier Field on November 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Bears haven’t had very much good news, injury or otherwise, this season.

But there was a ray of hope at practice Friday morning, as pass-rusher Pernell McPhee was on the field with his teammates for the first time since January.

Via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears opened the 21-day window to activate McPhee from the physically unable to perform list. He won’t play this week, but it’s at least a sign his recovery from offseason left knee surgery is positive.

The Bears could activate him any time between now and Nov. 4, or shut him down for the year if they don’t deem him ready by then.

McPhee signed a five-year, $38.75 million contract last offseason, and had five sacks and an interception in the first eight games before injuring his knee, which limited him the rest of the year.

Their other PUP-listed player, wide receiver Marquess Wilson, did not return to the practice field Friday. He’s still recovering from a broken left foot.

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2 Responses to “Pernell McPhee practices for first time since January”
  1. bassplucker says: Oct 14, 2016 3:10 PM

    The Bears have a lot of high draft picks and/or FA dollars tied up in some players who have been returning little to nothing on the investment so far this season. McPhee is just one but there is also Kevin White, Lamarr Houston, Kyle Fuller, Eddie Goldman, and Leonard Floyd just off the top. So any news like this is more than welcome right now.

  2. ejmat3 says: Oct 14, 2016 8:22 PM

    The Bears beat the Lions, they are 1-0 in the division. They could easily win out and win the SB.

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