Braunecker worked out on the side of practice on Thursday as he recovers from an ankle injury, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Braunecker is an undrafted rookie who faces an uphill battle to make Chicago's roster, as he's buried on the depth chart. The sooner he can return to action the better, and it appears he's nearing a return now that he's been able to at least work out on the side. Rob Housler and Gannon Sinclair will likely continue to see extra reps as long as Braunecker is out.
Ferguson has been handed a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.
After notching three tackles in four games, Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve in October due to a nagging knee injury. Thus, his ban won't kick in until he's healthy enough to take the field during the 2016 campaign.
Vigil (back) was placed on the Dolphins' reserve/NFI list on Tuesday.
Vigil has been dealing with a nagging back injury as of late, and will now be sidelined for the first six weeks of the regular season. When healthy, he'll likely return to a special teams role in which he recorded 18 tackles and a blocked punt across 16 games during the 2015 campaign.
Jordan (knee) will be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list to start the season, ruling him out for the first six weeks, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Picked No. 3 overall in 2013, the 26-year-old Jordan was suspended for all of 2015 due to a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Although he was conditionally reinstated by the league, Jordan hasn't been able to practice while recovering from offseason knee surgery. He has just three sacks in 16 career appearances.