C Hroniss Grasu (hand) practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

LB John Timu (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday (Oct. 11) and it's unlikely he'll be available to play this week. The extent of the injuries hasn't been revealed by the Bears at this point.

QB Mitchell Trubisky has accepted the leadership role even as a rookie. Apparently, he also knows the role of a rookie regardless of position.

WR Tanner Gentry was promoted from the practice squad. Gentry was up briefly on the 53-man roster and had two catches. He and Mitchell Trubisky spent much of preseason hooking up in games and in scrimmages. So, the dynamic between the two could benefit the Bears' struggling passing game. "He's a smart guy," head coach John Fox said. "He knows the offense. He understands it. He's been here since camp or since the offseason. He's a young guy. He wasn't a drafted player.

WR Deonte Thompson was cut. Thompson had been a fourth or fifth receiver, and also had been the team's kickoff returner for almost two full seasons. He was off to a poor start, averaging 20.8 yards a return after averaging 23.0 last year. A new return man wasn't announced by coaches, but the most likely candidates would be Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen or Tre McBride III.

CB Marcus Cooper (back) did not practice Wednesday and missed last week's game with an injury suffered on Friday in practice. He is week-to-week. The Bears had been using a three-player rotation at starting cornerback with Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara.

ILB Danny Trevathan returns this week and said he and Packers receiver Davante Adams are on good terms after Adams was put in the hospital with a hit that earned Trevathan a suspension.

LB Pernell McPhee is making his first return to Baltimore since leaving the Ravens and signing with the Bears in free agency in 2015.

LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral muscle) practiced Wednesday on a limited basis. He is day-to-day and hasn't played since being injured against Pittsburgh in Week 2.