Bears' Adam Shaheen 'Close' To Returning To Practice

November 05, 2018 - 3:00 pm

(670 The Score) Bears tight end Adam Shaheen could return to practice as soon as Wednesday after being sidelined since August with a foot/ankle injury.

"He’s getting very close," coach Matt Nagy told reporters Monday. "So (we’ll) keep an eye on him this week and see where he’s at. But I feel good with where he’s at, and I think he’s getting close."

Shaheen suffered the injury during the Bears' preseason game in Denver on Aug. 18, going to the ground with his right leg folding awkwardly. The team later placed Shaheen on injured reserve to start the regular season. 

A second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Shaheen had 12 receptions for 127 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie last season. He played in 13 games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in 2017.

In other injury news, Bears receiver Taylor Gabriel told the McNeil & Parkins Show that he will play against the Lions next Sunday after leaving a 41-9 win against the Bills early because of knee soreness.

"I'm good," Gabriel said.

The Bears are also operating with the hope that star edge rusher Khalil Mack (ankle) and perhaps top receiver Allen Robinson (groin) can return this Sunday as well.