Listed fourth on the depth chart at receiver heading into the opener, Thompson won't be in line for many looks in the passing game, even with the leg injury that limited him in practice earlier this week seemingly deemed a non-issue. His most important duties will come on special teams, where he serves as the
Thompson (leg) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Thompson is still battling a leg injury he suffered from August 19 that put him in a walking boot. Wednesday is a good sign in the sense that he is at least putting some work in, but he will need to be closely monitored through the end of the week. Thompson is in line to return punts and kicks for the Bears.
Thompson left Thursday's preseason game with a walking boot on his left foot, and this report clarifies that he's dealing specifically with an ankle injury. He's currently in line to return kickoffs for the
Thompson was unable to secure any of his four pass targets Thursday against the Patriots.
Thompson played with both team's reserves on the field, but he struggled to gain separation from the defensive backs. His most likely value to the team will be as a kick returner again this season after his 29.2 yard average was second in the league in 2015.
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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