Tru­bisky cleared to play vs. Rams

The Mercury News - - Sports -

Mitchell Tru­bisky will be back at quar­ter­back for the Chicago Bears this week­end against the Rams.

The Chicago Bears re­moved quar­ter­back Mitchell Tru­bisky from their in­jury list Fri­day, clear­ing the way for a start Sun­day night against the Rams.

“Well, he put to­gether three re­ally good days in prac­tice,” coach Matt Nagy said. “I thought the ve­loc­ity on his throws was good, his de­ci­sion mak­ing just get­ting in and out of the hud­dle, that part was easy.

“The main thing was for us, see­ing con­di­tion­ing­wise, be­ing able to see can he hold up with that, and he did. He did well.”

Nagy said there should be no lim­i­ta­tions on Tru­bisky, who missed the last two games with a right shoul­der in­jury.

“We’re go­ing to play our of­fense and we’re go­ing to do what he does and then there’s some things that we may de­pend­ing on what we feel like but for the most part we’re not pulling back in any re­gards,” Nagy said.

Tru­bisky led all NFL quar­ter­backs in rush­ing with 363 yards be­fore his in­jury Nov. 18 against Min­nesota. FOR­MER RAM ROBERT­SON

KILLED IN AUTO AC­CI­DENT >> For­mer two-time All-Pro line­backer Isiah Robert­son, 69, was killed when the limou­sine he was driv­ing skid­ded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, ru­ral East Texas high­way and was hit by two other ve­hi­cles. The Texas De­part­ment of Pub­lic Safety re­ports the crash hap­pened about 10 p.m. Thurs­day on Texas Route 198 al­most 6 miles north of Ma­bank and 50 miles south­east of Dal­las. A DPS state­ment says the limou­sine Robert­son was driv­ing en­tered the curve at an un­safe speed for the rainy con­di­tions. It veered off the road and skid­ded side­ways be­fore com­ing to a stop par­tially on the road. A pickup truck fol­low­ing be­hind hit the limo, knock­ing the limo into the south­bound lane where it was slammed by an on­com­ing car.

EA­GLES PLAYER CHOKES DOWN APOL­OGY >> Ea­gles line­backer Kamu GrugierHill said he apol­o­gized to coach Doug Ped­er­son for trash talk­ing the Dal­las Cow­boys ear­lier this week. Grugier-Hill told a Philadel­phia tele­vi­sion re­porter on Wed­nes­day: “Look at Dal­las’ his­tory. They al­ways choke. So we’ll go down there and make them choke.”

The de­fend­ing Su­per Bowl cham­pion Ea­gles (66) visit the Cow­boys (7-5) on Sun­day with first place in the NFC East on the line. SHORT YARDAGE >> Af­ter miss­ing prac­tice Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day with a foot in­jury, At­lanta Fal­cons wide re­ceiver Julio Jones is ex­pected to play in Sun­day’s game at Green Bay.

• The New York Jets’ start­ing quar­ter­back against the Buf­falo Bills is ... still to be de­ter­mined. All signs in­di­cate it will be rookie Sam Darnold un­der cen­ter af­ter he was a full par­tic­i­pant at prac­tice all week fol­low­ing miss­ing three games with a strained right foot. Coach Todd Bowles de­clined, how­ever, to an­nounce whether it will be Darnold or Josh McCown.

• Jets line­backer Dar­ron Lee has been sus­pended four games by the NFL for vi­o­lat­ing its sub­stance abuse pol­icy. The sus­pen­sion be­gins im­me­di­ately, mean­ing Lee will sit out the team’s fi­nal four games of the sea­son.


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