Status Of LB Briggs Remains Up In The Air For Sunday Night

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs continued to take first-team repetitions in practice Thursday, but neither he nor coach Marc Trestman shed any light on the veteran’s potential availability for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.

“We’ll find out,” Briggs said. “We’ll find out soon; as soon as the doctors clear me.”

Sidelined for the past eight weeks with a shoulder fracture suffered Oct. 20 at Washington, Briggs worked in a limited capacity both Wednesday and Thursday. Trestman said at this point he “can’t answer” whether Briggs will be cleared on time to face the Eagles.

“I can tell you he’s going to practice tomorrow again, and it looks like we’re moving the right direction,” Trestman said. “I stand by being optimistic. You’ve always got to be cautiously optimistic because you don’t know what the next day is going to bring. Based on the first two days of practice, we’re really hopeful he’ll be able to play on Sunday night.”

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