Khalil Mack is expected to be a game-time decision at Buffalo as he recovers from an ankle injury.
Mack has not practiced until Friday the past two weeks and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said the plan will be to play it safe with the prized pass rusher.
Mack was initially injured in Chicago's overtime loss at Miami on Oct. 14. Head coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that Mack is showing signs of improvement.
"The hope is," Nagy said, "he can play against Buffalo. But again, this is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour situation. It's just one that I really haven't been a part of before just because of where he's at, and so, you know, it could be a similar situation, but I just think right now, that was what was best for him and what was best for us."
There remains a chance the Bears will opt to rest Mack with three NFC North games in 12 days -- Nov. 11-22 -- to follow.
Mack was acquired from the Oakland Raiders prior to Week 1 and was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Month in September. He had 5.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown.
--Field Level Media
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