LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Bears linebacker Roquan Smith (hip) on Thursday was held out of practice for a second straight day, while top cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quad) was a limited participant as he was added to the team's injury report.
It remains unclear how Smith suffered his hip injury, as he finished Chicago’s loss at Green Bay on Sunday. Smith was seen at Halas Hall on Thursday walking without a noticeable limp, but Bears coach Matt Eberflus wasn’t made available to reporters to provide any further clarity. The team will issue its game status report Friday afternoon.
Johnson practiced in full Wednesday before landing on the injury report Thursday.
In better news, Bears rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring) was a limited participant Thursday, a step forward after he was held out of practice a day earlier. A third-round pick of the Bears in April, Jones has missed the first two games of the season and hasn’t yet made his NFL debut.
Bears linebacker Matt Adams (hamstring), safety Dane Cruishank (hamstring) and tight end Ryan Griffin (Achilles) also didn’t practice Thursday. Adams practiced Wednesday and wasn’t previously listed on the injury report. He’s Smith’s backup, meaning the Bears have depth concerns at linebacker.
The Bears (1-1) host the Texans (0-1-1) on Sunday at noon CT at Soldier Field.
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