Brown (shoulder) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Brown was limited in practice last week and was inactive for the season opener in Green Bay, but appears recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered at the end of August. The 26-year-old is listed as the No. 4 tight end on the Bears depth chart, and is unlikely to make an offensive impact with Trey Burton, Dion Sims and Ben Braunecker currently healthy.
Brown (shoulder) was limited in Friday's practice and is considered doubtful to play in Sunday's game against the Packers.
Brown has been nursing a shoulder injury since the team's preseason finale against the Bills, and while he still managed to make the final roster, the tight end will likely have to remain sidelined for at least one more week.
Brown sustained a shoulder injury during Thursday's preseason finale against the Bills, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Brown had two receptions for 46 yards in 17 offensive snaps prior to suffering the injury. The 26-year-old was designated doubtful to return but the severity of the issue is not known.
Brown caught five passes for 90 yards in Thursday's loss to the Bengals.
Although Brown had an outstanding stat line, he did most of his damage with the third-string offense on the field. His biggest play was a 56-yard reception in which he caught a short pass and found plenty of room to run against backup defenders. Despite the strong showing, Brown has an uphill battle to place better than the fourth-string tight end, especially since he's not considered to be a great blocker, making him a bit one-dimensional as a pass catcher.
Brown (ankle) played in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Ravens, JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
While he wasn't credited with any targets, Brown at least proved that he's recovered from the ankle injury he dealt with early in training camp. With Trey Burton, Dion Sims and Adam Shaheen locked in as the Bears' top three tight ends , Brown is squaring off against Ben Braunecker and Colin Thompson for the possibility of one roster spot.
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