Thursday, October 3, 2013
Bears hold out Tillman, Marshall, Williams
By Michael C. Wright
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears held out five veterans during Thursday’s practice, including cornerback Charles Tillman (groin/knee), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe), receiver Brandon Marshall (foot) and middle linebacker D.J. Williams (illness).
Bears coach Marc Trestman said Tillman and Anthony Walters worked off to the side of the practice field inside the Walter Payton Center, while Paea is “still day to day” with a minor turf toe injury.
“We’ll see where we’re at tomorrow,” Trestman said.
The Bears continue to exercise caution with Tillman, limiting him to only one practice per week for the bulk of the regular season due to knee and groin injuries. Tillman has started every week, but the Bears have also played cornerback Zack Bowman in his place.
Paea sustained his injury Sunday during Chicago’s 40-32 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Backup safety Walters also sat out Thursday’s workout because of a sore hamstring, while Williams missed practice due to an undisclosed illness.
In other injury news, defensive end Julius Peppers (chest) and tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder) participated fully on Thursday while cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadriceps) was limited.