LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have already committed to playing at least five members (Leonard Floyd, Cody Whitehair, Jordan Howard, Nick Kwiatkoski and Deon Bush) of the 2016 draft class on Sunday -- perhaps cornerback Deiondre' Hall can finally rejoin the party following a long layoff.
John Fox declared Hall to be "healthy" on Friday after the fourth-round pick missed eight straight games with an ankle injury.
Hall was active for the Bears' first four games of the season, and even recorded an interception against Detroit in Week 4 before he he was hurt. At 6-foot-2, Hall displayed a knack for breaking up passes -- primarily in the red zone -- over the summer and in the first month of the regular season. Hall picked off four passes during a four-year stint at Northern Iowa.
"He’s a guy that we think as a bright future," Fox said. "He has good length and good ball skills. We had him [defending] primarily in the red area because of that length. He’s a bigger body that can do some low safety type of work. Those are things we will lean on moving forward, considering if he’s healthy."
Though Hall is definitely eligible to play at Ford Field, Fox continues to be coy about 2014 first-round pick Kyle Fuller, whom the Bears recently designated to return from injured reserve. Fuller practiced last week -- supposedly without any setbacks -- but was not added to the active roster in time to face San Francisco. The Bears have until Saturday to make the roster move for this week’s game.
"Well, he’s progressing," Fox said. "We are not at that point where we can make a decision yet ... but I appreciate you asking [about him]."
Receivers Josh Bellamy (shoulder) and Marquess Wilson (groin), linebacker Jonathan Anderson (hamstring) and defensive back Johnthan Banks (ankle) are listed as questionable on the final injury report.