LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, but still remains a question mark to play against the New England Patriots on Sunday at Soldier Field.
"I got in the tub [before practice], got it loose, so it's feeling a lot better," Roach said. "I'm hoping to be out there if it keeps improving and everything."
Fellow linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa wore a helmet during the open portion of the workout, but did not practice for the second straight time this week.
The veteran linebacker is recovering from a right knee scope, but Bears coach Lovie Smith left the door open for Tinoisamoa to play against the Patriots. Players, however, generally tend to miss a few weeks when undergoing that type of procedure, so it seems unlikely Tinoisamoa will be available this weekend.
Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.