Updated: 3:20 p.m.
Defensive tackle Domata Peko hit the field at Paul Brown Stadium Friday morning planning to put his injured knee through a full practice to gauge how it feels for Sunday. After an extensive workout on the side with rehab trainer Nick Cosgray on Thursday, Peko said before practice, "It feels great," and credited rest for the quick recovery since he limped off the field last Sunday on his third snap when he took a shot to the knee and escaped with a bad bruising.
Head coach Marvin Lewis wouldn't classify Peko but he's most likely going to be a game-time decision. The injury report has him as probable.
But the Bears' best interior defensive lineman, tackle Tommie Harris (knee) is most likely out and is listed as doubtful. Marcus Harrison, who made his first start at nose tackle last week, moves into Harris' marquee spot in the Bears' front seven at under tackle while Anthony Adams stays at nose. Harrison, a third-rounder in '08 out of Arkansas, had been targeted as a late first-rounder until injuries and off-field problems hit him.
Wide receivers Chad Ochocino (hip) and Chris Henry (illness) weren't dressed, but The Ocho was walking through some routes on the field and is probable. Lewis indicated The Ocho would play and the hip was simply tight, but Lewis made no call on Henry or right end Jon Fanene, who has missed the last two days with an illness. Both are questionable. Williams ran on the side and though Lewis says he's made marked improvement this week, it is doubtful he'll go after not practicing all week. And he was slated as doubtful.
Defensive tackle Tank Johnson (foot) is probable after a full practice.
What about rookie safety Tom Nelson, the kid from the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Ill., who grew up watching his dad's VHS tape of the Bears 1985 season and the Saturday Night Live skits of the early '90s featuring Chris Farley and company as the loyal fans of coach Mike Ditka?
Nelson can do a skit to the tee, complete with the Chicago accent, and did a brief one before Friday's practice: "Mike Ditka's in Chicago. I had 16 kielbasa sausages and 10 Polishes. We go up to Lambeau and beat the Packers a huuundred and forty-six to two."
"I love the Bears every week but this one," said Nelson, who'll be active if Roy Williams isn't.
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