This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
As is often the case, the injury report is a mixed bag ahead of Week 7. There are star players ruled out, star players returning, one prominent suspension ending, and a plethora of walking wounded on the receiver front in particular. It looks like a week where pregame warmups will determine the fate of several notable names, so without further ado, let's look at the latest news as of early Sunday morning:
The Saints' Drew Brees (thumb) remains out in Week 7 against the Bears. Brees has begun throwing a regulation football again but has yet to be cleared for a return to practice and will need to wear a brace on his thumb when he does get back into action. Teddy Bridgewater, who's 4-0 as a starter in Brees' stead, will draw another start Sunday against Chicago.
The Bears' Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is questionable to suit up against New Orleans on Sunday, but he was able to practice in full all week. As per early Sunday morning reports, Trubisky is fully expected to play against the Saints, sending Chase Daniel back to the bench.