Bears’ Tru­bisky off in­jury re­port

Quar­ter­back to start Sun­day night against the Rams.

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LAKE FOR­EST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears re­moved quar­ter­back Mitchell Tru­bisky from their in­jury list Fri­day, clear­ing the way for a start Sun­day night against the Los An­ge­les 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 con­di­tion­ing-wise, 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.


At Florham Park, N.J., New York’s 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 Fri­day whether it will be Darnold or Josh Mccown.

“We’ll de­cide that on Sun­day,” Bowles said. “Be­tween him and Josh, they both had good weeks.”

If Darnold plays, it would be his first game ac­tion since be­ing in­jured against Mi­ami on Nov. 4. Darnold was re­placed the last three games by Mccown, who had one touch­down pass and four in­ter­cep­tions while the Jets went 0-3.

Mccown fully par­tic­i­pated in prac­tice Fri­day af­ter be­ing lim­ited Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day by a sore back.

■ Jets line­backer Dar­ron Lee has been sus­pended four games by the NFL for vi­o­lat­ing its sub­stance abuse pol­icy.

The league an­nounced the sus­pen­sion Fri­day, a few hours af­ter the Jets com­pleted their last full prac­tice be­fore leav­ing for Buf­falo to play the Bills on Sun­day.

The sus­pen­sion be­gins im­me­di­ately, mean­ing Lee will sit out the team’s fi­nal four games of the sea­son.

The 24-year-old Lee was hav­ing his best sea­son since be­ing drafted 20th over­all in 2016 out of Ohio State. He ranked sec­ond on the Jets in to­tal tack­les with 99 and his three in­ter­cep­tions were tied for the league lead among lineback­ers.

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