Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Moore (ankle) limited in practice
By Jeff Dickerson
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears officially listed nickel back D.J. Moore as having limited participation in practice on Wednesday, as the defensive back attempts to work his way back from an ankle injury.
Moore missed the last two games after he hurt the ankle on the practice field prior to the Bears home game versus San Diego on Nov. 20.
Fellow cornerback Zack Bowman was also limited with a sore groin, while a minor knee injury kept veteran Charles Tillman on the sidelines.
"[Tillman] should be good to go from [Thursday]," Bears coach Lovie Smith said.
Although Moore is able to walk normally, the defensive back has yet to run full speed or attempt to cut on the ankle since the injury occurred. He was seen playing catch in Oakland a few hours prior to kickoff, but was mainly stationary and moving at half-speed.
With Moore unavailable the past two games, the Bears have turned to Corey Graham to be the fifth defensive back in passing situations. It's proven to be a wise decision since Graham has recorded an interception in each of the past three games. Graham also filled in at nickel in the fourth quarter of the win over Detroit, after Moore was ejected for his involvement in a scuffle with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Only two players appeared on the Kansas City Chiefs injury report: guard Ryan Lilja (head) and linebacker Demorrio Williams (groin) were limited.