Trubisky cleared to play vs. Rams
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.