Mack is participating in the start of offseason workouts.
Mack was seen doing calisthenics and barbell shrugs, making it seem as if the knee injury he used as an excuse for skipping the Pro Bowl is no longer an issue. Of greater concern is Mack's transition to life under incoming defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who's replacing new Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. However, general manager Ryan Pace said in February that Pagano isn't expected to make any significant changes to Fangio's scheme, so it's probably safe to assume Mack will continue to operate in a role that netted him 12.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 14 games during his debut season in Chicago.
Mack is tending to a sprained knee and will not be available for this month's Pro Bowl, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Time reports.
Mack appeared to suffer the injury during Chicago's wild-card game against Philadelphia. While this doesn't appear to be a major issue for the Bears, it's not clear if Mack is expected to be ready in time for OTAs this spring. The Giants' Olivier Vernon is slated to replace Mack in the Pro Bowl.
Mack finished the regular season with 47 tackles, 12.5 sacks and six forced fumbles over 13 games.
Aside from an ankle injury that cost Mack a few games while being limited in a couple others, he routinely terrorized opposing quarterbacks by averaging just about a sack per game. He's signed with the Bears through 2022, and he'll be one of the first IDPs selected in next year's fantasy drafts, based on his ability to be an every week playmaker.
Mack took full advantage of the Packers' depleted offensive line, leading to his highest sack total of the campaign. He's racked up 7.5 sacks in the six games since he returned after missing a pair of games due to injury, and he'll continue to be an elite weekly lineup option.
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