Friday, November 1, 2013
Charles Tillman returns to practice
By Michael C. Wright
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman and linebacker Blake Costanzo returned to practice on Friday inside the Walter Payton Center.
Tillman was excused on Thursday for personal reasons, and Costanzo (knee) didn’t participate. Linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) and quarterback Jay Cutler (groin) have not been cleared to return to work with the team. Tillman is expected to play Monday night at Green Bay.
“I was happy to see Charles out there. He worked the entire practice, got reps,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said. “I know you'd be interested in that. He would have to tell you how he felt. I haven't had a chance to talk with him, but he did work through the entire practice and got a number of reps and went at full speed, and that was certainly good to see.”
According to the official injury report, Tillman participated in a limited capacity while receiver Joe Anderson (abdomen), Costanzo and safety Major Wright (knee) took part in the entire practice.
The Green Bay Packers declared tight end Jermichael Finley (neck) and linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb) out for Monday night’s game earlier in the week.
The Packers held out linebacker Nick Perry (foot) for the second consecutive day, while receiver James Jones (knee) and tight end Ryan Taylor (knee) worked in a limited capacity. Linebacker Brad Jones (hamstring) participated fully during Green Bay’s practice on Friday.