Steps into prominent role
Ebner rushed seven times for 23 yards in the Bears' 23-20 win over the Texans on Sunday.
Ebner saw second-string running back duties when David Montgomery left the game with an ankle injury. Despite profiling as a strong receiving back, with Justin Fields throwing just 17 passes, Ebner had one target. If Montgomery misses time, Ebner will likely resume the the No. 2 role, giving him increased fantasy value.
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Pettis (illness) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.
Claypool (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Fields (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said Fields (shoulder) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said Siemian (oblique) will be a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Pettis didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness.
Claypool was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.
Siemian won't practice Wednesday due to an oblique injury, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday that Fields (shoulder) will practice in a limited capacity, and added that the quarterback's status for Sunday's game against the Packers remains unclear, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Chicago placed Jackson (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.