Brandon Marshall Expect to Start vs Packers


Sep 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is injured during the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been battling an ankle injury since the Bears’ Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills.  He’s perpetually been listed as Questionable on the injury report the last three weeks.  He played vs the Niners and again last Monday against the Jets.  Today, against the Packers, you have to believe he’s going to go.  NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the same:

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It’s good news for the Bears and Jay Cutler, as they’ll try to improve to a three-game winning streak and put the Packers at 1-3 and 0-2 in the division.  Of course, the worry is that missing practice every day over the last few weeks is throwing off the timing between Marshall, Cutler and the rest of the Bears offense.  Marshall was limited to just one catch last week against the Jets.

"“It’s very difficult to be at your best when you don’t practice every day,” Trestman said. “There’s timing issues, there’s different formations, there’s different looks, so that’s a challenge and you have to weigh those costs and benefits as you move through the week knowing that he may or may not play. So we’ll try to work through that and if he is going to play, work hard to put him in position where the things we can give him he knows what to do and he can play at full speed.”"

Still no work on Jared Allen, who’s been battling an illness all week and is also listed as Questionable.