Anthony Rizzo missed his seventh game Monday because of back soreness, and if he hadn’t improved enough to play by Tuesday he faces a possible precautionary MRI. “Still a little, and if it doesn’t clear up maybe we get an MRI just to make sure everything’s OK,” manager Rick Renteria said. “But he’s doing fine.
As they did over the weekend in St. Louis, the Cubs will continue this month to give newly promoted prospect Jorge Soler scheduled time off as a precaution against re-injuring the hamstrings in both legs that put him on the DL twice this year. “Physically he’s fine,” Renteria said. “It’s just a matter of making
A nagging sore left foot kept Jordan Mills out of all four of the Bears’ exhibition games, but the second-year right tackle suggested Monday that the injury wouldn’t have kept him out of any regular-season action. “If I had to, I would have [played],” Mills said. “But if the trainers felt I had to sit
Safety Chris Conte practiced in full for the first time Monday after suffering a concussion Aug. 22 against the Seahawks. Whether he can play — or start — Sunday sounds like something that will become clearer Wednesday. “I think we’re going to still wait and see,” coach Marc Trestman said when asked to name his
Coach Marc Trestman excused veteran linebacker Lance Briggs from practice at Halas Hall on Monday for personal reasons. “I had communication with him three weeks ago about it,” Trestman said. “We talked about it. And I excused him for personal reasons. “So this is not something that happened yesterday or the day before. He contacted
Seven of the 10 players signed to the Bears’ practice squad Monday played with the team in training camp. Here’s a look at all 10: WR Josh Bellamy — He shone in the Bears’ last exhibition game, leading the team with four catches for 78 yards. C Taylor Boggs— Boggs spent last year with the
Jeremy Cain is back — again — to snap for the Bears. This time, rather than replace Patrick Mannelly for two games — as Cain did last season — he’ll be the Bears’ opening day long snapper. Cain was signed Monday after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month. The 6-1, 245-pounder has
Mulling things on my morning ramble with Lady, our family’s mutt pup.