Jets, Bears injuries may loom large on both sides.
Byline: Daily Herald news services
Both the Bears and the New York Jets will be short-handed Sunday in Chicago.
The Bears will have a new starter on their offensive line Sunday, as left guard Eric Cush has been ruled out for the game against the Jets.
Cush, who did not practice this week with a neck injury, was out again Friday.
In his place, rookie lineman James Daniels will get his first career start at left guard. He has been splitting time with Cush over the last few games, but will get the full-time role this time around as he looks to fully secure a place on the line.
In addition, Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and receiver Allen Robinson were both limited in Friday's practice and are listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
Coach Matt Nagy said Mack's sprained right ankle is "very similar" to last week. Robinson said after practice his injured groin feels better than the same time last week. Nagy will consult with each player and trainer Andre Tucker before deciding if either or both can play.
"We'll talk to (Mack) later (Friday). We'll talk to him tomorrow, and just see exactly where he's at, how he feels," Nagy said. "I think you guys have seen: we try to be smart with injuries. I don't know if the word 'cautious' is a good word for it, but we want to make sure we're taking care of the player or players, whoever it is. We always work that way. It'll be one of those deals for us -- just literally day-to-day."
But the Jets are dealing with their own injury issues.
Wide receiver Robby Anderson is doubtful for Sunday's game because of an ankle injury that kept him out of practice all week. Receiver Quincy Enunwa was previously ruled out with a high ankle sprain.
That leaves rookie quarterback Sam Darnold without two top receivers.
"We've got a few guys banged up, but, I mean, we've got guys in here and they've been practicing," coach Todd Bowles said Friday. "We expect them to play well on Sunday."
Jermaine Kearse and recently signed Rishard Matthews could see lots of action, with Andre Roberts, Charone Peake and rookie Deontay Burnett also healthy.
"We've got all hands on deck this week," Bowles said.
* The Chicago Sun-Times and The Associated Press contributed to this report.