Safety Jaquan Brisker is trending the right way toward playing in Sunday’s season opener against the Packers, head coach Matt Eberflus said Monday.
The second-year player, who led the Bears in sacks last year, missed his first practice Aug. 5. with an undisclosed injury. He stretched with the Bears during light practices last week. He did the same Monday in an hourlong practice at Halas Hall.
Eberflus said the outlook for Brisker to play Sunday is “positive” but stressed that Wednesday’s padded practice will be the next big step for him.
Also Monday, linebacker Dylan Cole, who is expected to be a special teams stalwart, stretched with the team but did not have a helmet.
The Bears don’t have to file a formal injury report with the NFL until Wednesday. Once they do, they’ll be required to file one three days per week during the season.