Bears notebook: Burton limited in practice


Tight end Trey Burton’s status, somewhere between a situation and a saga for the 0-1 Bears, remained murky after Burton practiced on a limited basis Wednesday as he recovers from a groin injury.

His availability for Sunday’s game against the Broncos is uncertain. Burton missed the Bears’ opener against the Packers because of the injury.

Coach Matt Nagy made a point of telling reporters he’s not withholding information on Burton. His status literally is day-to-day.

“It’s the same thing. Nothing has changed,” Nagy said prior to Wednesday’s practice. “We’re going to take it day by day. I’ve got to see how he feels each day, and then if it takes us up until the end of the week or a game-time type thing, then I’m OK doing that. If he feels good and he’s ready to go, we’re going to go. And if he doesn’t, then we won’t.”

The Bears acquired tight end J.P. Holtz on waivers from the Redskins on Wednesday and waived reserve defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson. Holtz played 14 snaps — all on special teams — in the Redskins’ season-opening 32-27 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. It was his first NFL regular-season game. Reed was waived Tuesday, with starting tight end Jordan Reed possibly returning from a concussion.

Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (oblique) was limited in practice.

Trevathan homecoming

Linebacker Danny Trevathan played four seasons with the Broncos and was their leading tackler in 2015 when they won Super Bowl 50. He acknowledged “good memories” but was otherwise focused on business rather than a homecoming Sunday.

“It’s another game, because I’m trying to get to the next Super Bowl. I’m not really focused on that one. That’s in my back pocket,” said Trevathan, who led the Broncos with eight tackles and recovered two fumbles in the Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers. “If I concentrate on myself and think about stuff like that, that’s selfish and I’m not that type of player. I’m just thinking about making my plays and doing what I can do to get this [victory].”

Mack vs. Miller

Broncos coach Vic Fangio has coached Khalil Mack for 14 games and Von Miller for one, so the obvious question is: How do the two All-Pro outside linebackers compare?

“They’re two great football players,” Fangio said. I don’t know that there’s much more to say, other than greatness is great.”

Coward returns

Reserve offensive lineman Rashaad Coward had full participation in practice Wednesday. He had been out since suffering an elbow injury Aug. 16 in a preseason game against the Giants.

Coward said he has been keeping in shape running the Payton hill at Halas Hall and “staying on top of my film” while sitting out.

Contributing: Jason Lieser

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