Report: Bears' Brandon Marshall will be active for Sunday's game vs. 49ers

6:56 PM

The Chicago Bears' wide receiving corps got a much needed shot in the arm Sunday evening.

Marshall was spotted warming up on the field prior to the game, so this news shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, though he is expected to be limited by his ankle injury.

Marshall caught eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Sept 12, 2:49 PM

Report: Bears' Brandon Marshall misses practice Friday; questionable for Sunday vs. 49ers

Sept 12, 2:49 PM

After suffering an ankle injury in a Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has expressed confidence that he will be ready for this week's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

However, the injury forced Marshall to miss Friday's practice, and he is listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Marshall could end up playing Sunday, but missing the team's last practice of the week is usually not a good sign for a player's chances of suiting up.

Alshon Jeffery is also listed as questionable after Friday's practice, putting the status of the Bears' top two wideouts into doubt this week.

Sept 10, 9:21 AM

Bears' Brandon Marshall will be 'ready to play' Sunday against the 49ers

Sept 10, 9:21 AM

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall had a rough game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, suffering an ankle injury during the third quarter of a 23-20 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Although Marshall returned to the game after a brief stint on the sidelines, he realizes that, based on the awkwardness of his collapse, his injury could have been a whole lot worse.

“My season could have been over right here,” Marshall said Tuesday (via The Chicago Tribune). “But I went to the sideline screaming at coach. Hey listen, if I’m going to be hurt I’m at least going to get hurt catching the ball. So I told coach to throw the flag and challenge the play. And it turned out that I did catch the ball.”

When asked if he'd be ready to play on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers, Marshall's answer was simple.

“I’ll be ready to play,” he said. “I’ll be ready to play.”