LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- The Bears' task against the Raiders looks like it will be a little more difficult Sunday.
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was listed as a full participant in practice Thursday in Las Vegas after being hampered by an ankle injury recently. A Pro Bowler last season, Jacobs rushed just 13 times for 40 yards in a loss to the Chargers on Monday while dealing with the injury.
Come Sunday, Jacobs is set to face a banged-up Bears defense that has two key starters dealing with injuries. Star pass rusher Khalil Mack (foot/ribs) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (groin) were both held out of practice Thursday for a second straight day.
The Bears were also missing running back David Montgomery (left knee), as expected. The team is likely to place him on injured reserve by the 3 p.m. deadline Saturday for that roster move to apply ahead of Sunday. That would allow the Bears to elevate running back Ryan Nall or Artavis Pierce from their practice squad. Montgomery is expected to miss at least the next four weeks.
Bears linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring), tight end J.P. Holtz (quad) and tight end Jesse James (personal) didn't practice Thursday for a second straight day. Receiver Darnell Mooney (groin) remained a limited participant.
The Raiders listed backup running back Peyton Barber (toe) as not practicing for a second straight day.
Kickoff between the Bears (2-2) and Raiders (3-1) comes at 3:05 p.m. CT Sunday from Las Vegas.
Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.