Nkemdiche (ankle) will take part in individual drills at Monday's practice, Lisa Matthews of the Cardinals' official site reports.
On Sunday, Tyrann Mathieu (knee), Justin Bethel (foot), and Frostee Rucker (foot) all made their first practice appearance of this term. Individual work was the expectation of each, but they also proceeded to participate in 11-on-11 drills. While only time will tell if Nkemdiche does the same, he's practicing earlier than expected, so it isn't out of the realm of possibility.
Fitzgerald (knee) will be held out of Wednesday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
After overextending himself in Sunday's session, Fitzgerald has seemingly been given an ultimatum by head coach Bruce Arians. The effort to avoid an aggravation of Fitzgerald's slight MCL sprain is admirable, especially with fellow wideout John Brown suffering through lingering concussion symptoms. Instead, rest and rehabilitation will dominate Fitzgerald's schedule for the time being.
Okafor has opted to avoid surgery and play with a torn biceps, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Okafor sustained the injury in Tuesday's practice, the second such torn biceps in his three-year career. In 2013, surgery was ordered up for the then rookie, but examinations may have revealed that the tear was less severe than three seasons ago. The pass rusher has totaled 10 sacks the past two campaigns, while logging 66 and 58.5 percent of the defensive snaps, but the addition of Chandler Jones along with the injury could very well result in a scaled-back role.
Brown won't practice Wednesday due to a headache, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Concussions are not to be trifled with, and Brown's case is exhibit A. On Sunday, he was cleared for practice, but his early departure didn't raise any particular concern. Donning a yellow no-contact jersey both Sunday and Monday wasn't out of the ordinary, either, as players can participate in certain drills depending upon their current stage in the NFL's protocol for head injuries. With clear symptoms lingering, questions can now be raised regarding his availability as Week 1 approaches. If DNPs come to pass, both Jaron Brown and JJ Nelson would receive bumps in relevance.
Jenkins (hand) returned to practice on Sunday, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.
Jenkins had surgery for a broken hand at the start of August. He was expected to miss anywhere from 2-to-3 weeks, so his return Sunday appears to be on the early side of that original projection. Jenkins will have to battle for a role as a depth option at cornerback for the upcoming season.
Fuller (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery this week and he is expected to miss several weeks, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Bears didn't specify which knee Fuller had scoped this week, but this is concerning news nonetheless for a player that's had a history of knee issues. The ominous "several weeks" timetable puts his status for Week 1 in question, which would leave the Bears down one of their starting corners for the opener against the Texans. If Fuller is unable to play in the opener, De'Vante Bausby or Deiondre' Hall would have to step up at the right corner spot.
Trevathan (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Trevathan was forced from the Bears' second preseason game last week with the ailment, but it appears the team was simply being cautious with their prized free-agent acquisition. It's unclear whether he will take part in Chicago's third preseason contest on Saturday versus the Chiefs, though.
Miller (concussion) won't take the field for Thursday's preseason game at New England, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Miller has participated in recent practices, including Wednesday's walkthrough. However, inactive status Thursday implies that he remains in the concussion protocol and has yet to be cleared for any contact. With Miller sidelined, Khari Lee and Tony Moeaki should continue to receive reps with the first-team offense.
Royal (concussion) took part in practice Saturday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
The concussion protocol has been Royal's home for the bulk of training camp and the preseason slate, but he's progressed from work on the side before Thursday's preseason game in New England to Saturday's appearance in practice. Although his activity level is unknown, he has clearly taken a step in the right direction in his quest to be cleared of symptoms.