Bears' Miller, Amukamara Do Light Work Monday

October 08, 2018 - 2:25 pm
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Fresh off the bye week, the Bears are in a good place physically, mentally and health-wise, coach Matt Nagy said. That also appears to include two injured players working their way back.

Receiver Anthony Miller (left shoulder) and cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) each participated to an extent in practice Monday at Halas Hall, doing light work in the Bears' first work after their bye week. Nagy referred to it as "running around" for both players, which can be considered progress.

Miller and Amukamara missed the Bears' win against the Buccaneers on Sept. 30 after each was hurt in a victory against the Cardinals on Sept. 23. The rookie Miller has eight receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown in three games. Amukamara has an interception returned for a touchdown, which was recorded in a win against the Seahawks on Sept. 17.

Miller's dislocated shoulder didn't require surgery but will need maintenance as he works back. The Bears will be wary of making sure Miller is comfortable, though he could require a harness, Nagy said.

"The biggest part or issue would be probably extending his arms into the air to try to reach and it would prevent him from that," Nagy said. "But there’s the balance of making sure that he’s safe and healthy enough to do that with the brace so he’ll be fine. He’s pretty tough."

Given the altered schedule out of the bye week, the Bears didn't produce an injury report as of early Monday afternoon. They will take Tuesday off before returning to a regular practice schedule Wednesday.

The Bears (3-1) play at the Dolphins (3-2) on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.​​