- Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday that veteran cornerback Charles Tillman is expected to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins, despite sitting out practice Monday and Wednesday to rest his injured knee.
Tillman was inactive for the Bears’ Week 6 game last Thursday versus the New York Giants, snapping a streak of 55 consecutive games played.
“He's expected to play,” Trestman said. “We're going to ease him in this week and give him a little more [Thursday] and Friday, but he's feeling good and we expect him to play.”
Tillman has fought through injuries all season, but he is still tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles and tied for second with two interceptions. He is sixth on the team in tackles (30).
While Trestman reported that Bennett did some walk-through and individual work with the team, he made no mention of his decision to rest Peppers prior to the release of the official injury report. Peppers did practice on Monday following a three-day weekend.
Walters and Paea have missed the last two games due to their respective injuries.