Saturday, October 20, 2012
Injury report: Sherrick McManis questionable
By Jeff Dickerson
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have listed their top special teams tackler cornerback Sherrick McManis as questionable for Monday night due to a hip strain he suffered in the team's Week 5 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to the bye week.
McManis, who played at Northwestern University, has thrived on special teams since the Bears acquired him from the Houston Texans via a trade on August 31. He leads the team with five special teams stops.
"We've been very pleased with (how he's done) in the role we pictured him being in when he got here," Bears head coach Lovie Smith said. "He's a special teams player, but we've also been bringing him along as a corner. So I'm glad we brought him home."
Newly re-signed cornerback Zack Bowman would likely fill in if McManis is inactive against the Detroit Lions.
Wide receiver Devin Hester (quad) and linebacker Blake Costanzo (thumb) are listed as probable on the official injury report.
Receiver Earl Bennett, middle linebacker Brian Urlacher and defensive end Julius Peppers all returned to practice on Saturday after sitting out the previous day.
Rookie wideout Alshon Jeffery (hand) had already been ruled out earlier in the week.