Eagles-Bears Injury Report
Out: S Colt Anderson (knee), S Kurt Coleman (hamstring)
Probable: CB Brandon Boykin (concussion), LB Najee Goode (hamstring), LB Mychal Kendricks (knee), WR Brad Smith (hamstring), S Earl Wolff (knee)
The most significant piece of news is that Boykin made it through the concussion protocol and is expected to play against Chicago. That’s big, particularly because standout wide receiver Brandon Marshall will line up in the slot from time to time.
Also of note is that Wolff will likely make his return after missing several weeks with a knee injury. Billy Davis plans on easing Wolff back in, so don’t expect him to be taking all the reps at safety opposite Nate Allen. He will likely rotate with Patrick Chung.
The Eagles’ special teams takes a hit with Anderson and Coleman sidelined. The timing is poor, considering they’re about to face ace return man Devin Hester.
For the Bears: Linebacker Lance Briggs, who missed the last seven games with a fractured shoulder, is listed as questionable. Head coach Marc Trestman is “very optimistic” Briggs will play.
Marshall (quadriceps) was a full participant in Friday’s practice, per the team’s website. Wide receiver Earl Bennett did not practice Friday for personal reasons.