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Marshall (ankle) did not practice Friday.
Marshall didn't practice at all in advance of Sunday's three-touchdown effort against the 49ers, so it's not surprising that he's sitting out practice so far this week, particularly with Chicago playing a Monday game. It would be very reassuring if Marshall logged some practice time Saturday, in any case.
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Marshall (ankle) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
After injuring his ankle in Week 1, Marshall proceeded to miss all three practice in advance of this past Sunday's win at San Francisco, which he entered with questionable status. While he only caught five balls for 48 yards, three resulted in touchdowns, salvaging what was initially a sketchy situation. Even if he fails to practice this week, he has an extra day at his disposal to prepare for Monday's contest against the Jets in New York. Expect his availability to receive clarification in the coming days.
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Marshall (ankle) caught five passes for 48 yards and three touchdowns on eight targets in Sunday's 28-20 win over the 49ers.
Neither Marshall nor Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) looked especially quick, but Marshall used his size and body position to outfox the San Francisco defense in the end zone. As impressive as the performance was at less than 100 percent, it's worth noting that the Bears put up just 216 yards of total offense, struggling mightily until the very end of the second quarter. Had Colin Kaepernick not committed four turnovers, we might be focusing on how Marshall and Jeffery struggled to gain separation while injured, rather than talking about Marshall's three-touchdown night. Still, it was a gritty performance, one that showed how Marshall's game is about far more than physical tools. Marshall and Jeffery seemed to escape without further aggravating their injuries, and they'll have an extra day to get ready ahead of next week's MNF matchup at the Jets.
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Marshall (ankle) is officially active for Sunday night's game against the 49ers.
As is Alshon Jeffery, and though it's unclear how close to 100 percent the duo will be, they'll both give it a go and thus reward owners who gambled that they would suit up Sunday night, despite some earlier pessimism on that front.
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Marshall (ankle) will be active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
According to ESPN's Michael Wright, Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is also expected to play. Fantasy owners of either receiver would still be wise to check back around 90 minutes before the opening kickoff, at which point the Bears' inactives should be available.
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Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune suggests that his hunch is that either Marshall (ankle) or Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) figure to suit up for Sunday's night's game against the 49ers.
With Josh Morgan doubtful and unlikely to play, if both Marshall and Jeffery were to sit Sunday, the team would have just three wideouts on hand. While Biggs' hunch offers a more optimistic stance than the one earlier put forth by ESPN's Adam Schefter, it does not provide a guess with regard to which wideout has the better chance of suiting up. The situation thus remains tricky in advance of Sunday's 8:30 ET kickoff, with Santonio Holmes the candidate to see added snaps if one or both of his teammates are unable to play.
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As Sunday night's game against the 49ers approaches, ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that there are major questions with regard to the status of both Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring).
Presumably, with that in mind, the Bears promoted fellow wideouts Josh Bellamy and Chris Williams from their practice squad, with Santonio Holmes next in line for snaps should one, or both of the Bears' top wideouts not suit up Sunday night. Both Marshall and Jeffery thus appear to loom as game-time decisions, a notion supported by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, a tricky scenario for fantasy owners, given the team's late kickoff Sunday.
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Marshall (ankle) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.
Marshall participated in Chicago's walkthrough Friday, according to Chicago Sun-Times writer Adam Jahns reports, but the walkthrough didn't involve anything more than a light jog. Marshall is a game-time decision for the Sunday night game, which is obviously a very tough spot for his owners. Marshall has a history of playing hurt and has at least a decent chance of playing, but his owners would ideally have access to Santonio Holmes or another viable backup option in the Sunday or Monday night games. Like Marshall, fellow starting wideout Alshon Jeffery is also questionable after sitting out of practice all week.
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Marshall missed Thursday's practice, but coach Marc Trestman said that the wideout will attempt to test out his right ankle sprain Friday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Marshall intends to take the field Sunday in San Francisco, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago, but his availability may be contingent upon his practice participation Friday. In any case, the final injury report of the week should shed light on his ultimate status for Week 2.
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Marshall (ankle) didn't take part in the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Marshall appears to have logged back-to-back missed practices, which will be confirmed one way or the other when coach Marc Trestman releases the injury report following drills. Expect Marshall's status to clear up by week's end.