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Fields (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
According to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy implied earlier Thursday that Fields would be listed as a limited participant in practice for the second day in a row, but the quarterback was more extensively involved in the session than the Bears initially anticipated. The development can only be seen as a positive sign for Fields' chances of returning to the starting role this weekend against the Packers, after he sat out the Bears' Week 12 loss to the Jets while recovering from an AC joint sprain to his non-throwing shoulder. Trevor Siemian received the starting assignment last week but played through an oblique injury that has now kept him from practicing Wednesday or Thursday, so the Bears could need to turn to waiver pickup Tim Boyle or practice-squad member Nathan Peterman to handle backup duties Sunday if Fields is able to start, as anticipated.
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General manager Ryan Poles said Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that if the Bears decide they will be selecting a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft, the team would attempt to trade Fields before the start of free agency March 13, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Fields said Wednesday during his appearance on the "St. Brown Bros Podcast" that he prefers to stays in Chicago but wants to know if he's getting traded as soon as possible.
Kmet said Thursday on media row before Super Bowl LVIII that he sustained a broken right forearm in the Bears' Week 18 loss at Green Bay, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Kmet (forearm) didn't return to Sunday's 17-9 loss at Green Bay, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Moore caught four passes on six targets for 64 yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Johnson rushed five times for 20 yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Herbert rushed 12 times for 28 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Fields completed 11 of 16 passes for 148 yards while adding 27 yards on four rushing attempts in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Kmet left Sunday's game in Green Bay due to a forearm injury.
Johnson is in line to serve as the Bears' unquestioned No. 2 back in Sunday's game against the Packers with D'Onta Foreman (coach's decision) declared inactive for the contest.