Burton missed the Bears' season-opening loss to the Packers last Thursday with the groin strain, which he suffered in late August. The team has previously said it believes the injury to be minor.
"I cannot be any more honest or forthcoming on Trey Burton," coach Matt Nagy said before practice Wednesday. "Everything I got, I'm telling (the media). We're going to see how he does. If he does good, let's see how he does the next day. And then if we get to it, we feel he's good to go and we all collaborate on it, then let's roll."
The 27-year-old Burton had 54 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns in 2018, the first season of his four-year deal with the Bears. However, his absence was felt during the Bears' wild-card round loss to the Eagles in January as he suffered a groin injury leading up to the game.
Burton underwent a procedure to repair a sports hernia in the spring. He missed a portion of training camp while recovering from that surgery. His most recent groin injury isn't related to the previous groin issue, the Bears have said.
Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman was also listed as a limited participant in practice due to an oblique injury. Nagy will be asked to provide an update on Goldman's status when he next speaks to reporters Thursday morning.
The Bears welcomed back reserve tackle Rashaad Coward back to practice Wednesday. Coward suffered an elbow injury during a preseason game on Aug. 16. He was officially a full participant in practice.