Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky starting against Saints

  • By Grant Gordon
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Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will return to the field for the Chicago Bears on Sunday against the Saints.

Trubisky, coming back from an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, is officially active and will start for the Bears today.

NFL Network's Stacey Dales reports there have been no setbacks as he had a great week of practice mentally and physically, taking all the starting reps on Thursday and Friday. Trubisky will wear a harness on his injured shoulder.

Listed as questionable, Trubisky practiced throughout the week.

Sustaining a left shoulder injury during a 16-6 win over Minnesota in Week 4, Trubisky was absent for the Bears' loss to Oakland in London in Week 5. The team is now coming off a bye ahead of its Sunday afternoon home game against the Saints.

This will be Trubisky's second game against the Saints in his career. His first was a forgettable one, as the Bears lost, 20-12, in Week 8 of 2017 with Trubisky completing just 43.7 percent of his passes and tallying only a 46.9 QB rating.

Before his injury this season, Trubisky's play had come under fire as he'd thrown for just three touchdowns in four starts with a paltry average of 147 yards per game.