Marquess Wilson activated, Jordan Mills doubtful


LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson has been removed from short-term injured reserve and placed on the active 53-man roster, the team announced on Friday.

Wilson is expected to make his season debut versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

“We saw [the potential] from Wilson in the spring [offseason program], Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. “He was ascending. He was learning the offense. He was involved in making plays for us out there. We were excited about it. [Wilson] being up now [on the active roster] gives us optimism that he’ll be able to help us.”

Wilson caught only two passes in 10 games last year as a rookie seventh-round pick.

In other injury news, the Bears listed Jordan Mills (ribs) as doubtful, and wideout Josh Morgan (shoulder) as questionable to face Minnesota after both players failed to practice the entire week.

Veteran Brian de la Puente spent the week at left guard and is likely to start, with Michael Ola sliding outside to right tackle.

Defensive end Trevor Scott (knee), guard Eben Britton (illness) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) have already been ruled out.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall (ankle), tight end Martellus Bennett (ribs), cornerback Tim Jennings (knee), defensive end Cornelius Washington (illness) and cornerback Terrance Mitchell (illness) appear as probable on the final injury report.