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Marshall (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Thus, there was little worry regarding Marshall's missed practice Wednesday. He'll aim to achieve enough health to take advantage of an exploitable matchup Sunday against the Buccaneers, who have given up 14 receiving touchdowns to wide receivers in 10 outings this season.

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Marshall (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.

For the second Wednesday in a row, Marshall has failed to take the practice field. Meanwhile, he's been targeted exactly 10 times in four consecutive games, during which he's contributed 24 receptions for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Expect his Week 12 status to receive clarification by the end of the week.

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Marshall (ankle) had seven catches on 10 targets for 90 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Vikings.

Marshall continues to deal with an ankle injury, but it surely hasn't slowed him down much in the past two games, catching 15 passes on 20 targets for 202 yards and three touchdowns. With the number of targets he continues to get, Marshall figures to be another solid fantasy option in Week 12 against a Bucs defense that has allowed more passing touchdowns than all but two teams this season.

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Marshall (ankle) is listed as active Sunday against the Vikings, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.

Marshall, who fit in but two limited practices to end the week, has fended off previous ankle issues this season and still produced to his high standard. In four previous Bears-Vikings matchups, he's routinely torched Minnesota's secondary, totaling 33 catches (on 56 targets) for 410 yards and two touchdowns.

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Marshall (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Although he heads into the weekend with just two limited practices this week, Marshall has the clear green light to take on his usual workload. He has 10 targets in three straight games and is coming off a 112-yard, one-touchdown showing against Green Bay, so there's reason to hope for a strong finish from Marshall.

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Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday.

Marshall's return to practice didn't extend to team drills, but the appearance nonetheless backs up the optimism of both the wide receiver and coach Marc Trestman for his Week 11 availability. Their thoughts should be confirmed upon the release of Friday's injury report.

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Marshall (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.

Both Marshall and coach Marc Trestman opened the week with optimistic tones about the status of the wide receiver's ankle. Of course, a DNP doesn't back up such sentiments, but Marshall's absence is more likely a precautionary measure than something sinister. As the week of preparation continues, though, owners should watch his status closely in order to forecast his availability for Sunday's contest versus the Vikings.

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Coach Marc Trestman indicated Monday that the Bears are "very optimistic" with regard to Marshall's ankle injury.

Marshall previously suggested that he didn't expect his Week 11 availability to be impacted by the injury, though there's a pretty good chance that the wideout's practice participation will be impacted by his ankle issue in the coming days.

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Marshall suggested that the ankle injury that he suffered Sunday night won't keep him out of action in Week 11, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

That said, the wideout -- who has been targeted 10 times in each of the Bears' last three games -- acknowledged that he might miss some practice time this week, thus making his situation worth monitoring in advance of this coming Sunday's contest against the Vikings.

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Marshall left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with a left ankle injury, and he will not return to the contest.

Marshall had a big game in the blowout loss, catching eight passes for 112 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets. He limped off the field in the fourth quarter and was ruled out shortly thereafter. The injury occurred long after the Bears had any chance of winning, but it at least isn't to the same right ankle that bothered Marshall earlier this season. If Marshall is unable to play against the Vikings next Sunday, Santonio Holmes and Josh Morgan will likely both play more snaps.