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Friday, October 4, 2013
Tillman, Paea questionable, Walters out

By Michael C. Wright
ESPN.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears listed cornerback Charles Tillman (groin and knee) and defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe) as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Paea was unable to practice on Friday, while Tillman worked in a limited capacity.

In other injury news, the Bears listed receiver Brandon Marshall (foot) as probable along with tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder), linebacker D.J. Williams (illness), defensive end Julius Peppers (chest) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadriceps). Reserve safety Anthony Walters (hamstring) has been declared out for the matchup.

“He came back today and worked. He had limited participation today, but he did work,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said when asked about Marshall’s availability. “I would expect him to play.”

The Bears continue to take a cautious approach with Tillman, limiting him to only one practice per week for the majority of the first four contests due to knee and groin injuries. Tillman has started every week, but the Bears have also played cornerback Zack Bowman in his place.

Paea, meanwhile, suffered his injury Sunday during the Chicago’s 40-32 loss to the Detroit Lions. Paea initially said the injury was minor, and while there’s a 50-50 chance he’ll play, the Bears have made contingency plans at defensive tackle.

“We’ve been working all of our guys in there,” Trestman said. “We’ve got our new guys in there. Landon [Cohen’s] in there. We’ve got Nate [Collins]. [Defensive end] Corey [Wootton] works inside. [Defensive end David] Bass has been working as well. We’ll see where we are tomorrow.”