Tillman, Bennett questionable to face Skins

October, 18, 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) and tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) are listed as questionable for Sunday’s road game versus the Washington Redskins. Both players were limited in their participation in practice on Friday.

Chicago coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday that Tillman is expected to play against Washington after the two-time Pro Bowl defensive back missed the Bears' game last Thursday versus the New York Giants, snapping his streak of 55 consecutive games played.

Bennett has been banged up for much of the season but has managed to start each of the Bears’ six games. He has faced Washington 10 times in his NFL career, catching 21 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe), safety Anthony Walters (hamstring), linebacker James Anderson (back) and safety Major Wright (knee) will be listed as probable for Sunday.

Paea, Walters and Anderson participated fully during Friday’s walk-through, while Wright was limited.

The Bears are eager to get Paea back on the field to help the team’s ailing defensive line. Paea was inactive the last two games but practiced four days this week and is expected to return versus the Redskins at FedEx Field.

Veteran linebacker D.J. Williams suffered a season-ending pectoral injury that will require surgery, and he will be replaced on the Bears’ active roster by practice squad linebacker Jerry Franklin.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.



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