Roundup: Trubisky practicing step in 'right direction'

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Mitchell Trubisky remains on pace to play Sunday against the New York Giants.

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky remains day-to-day with a hip injury but had a good day of practice Wednesday.

Nagy added the light session was "a step in the right direction." The signal-caller practiced fully Thursday, as expected.

Trubisky exited Sunday night's loss to the Los Angeles Rams with a hip injury. Nagy said after the tilt that the QB hurt the hip earlier in the game and played through the pain before the staff ultimately held him out the final three-plus minutes.

Getting in full practices early in the week portends Trubisky starting this week against a porous Giants defense in what could be a get-right game for the struggling quarterback.

Here is other NFL news we are monitoring:

»  Texans LB Dylan Cole did not return to "TNF" after sustaining a calf injury late in the second quarter.

The Houston Texans have activated tight end Jordan Thomas off of IR ahead of Thursday's game against the Colts. Thomas, 23, returned to the practice field last week after being on the mend with a rib injury that has sidelined him all season.

Cornerback Bradley Roby is not expected to play against the Colts, NFL Network's James Palmer reported, per a source. Roby was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. The team later confirmed the news and announced the following inactives for "Thursday Night Football": WR Keke Coutee, S Justin Reid, S Mike Adams, CB Lonnie Johnson, LB Tyrell Adams and T Chris Clark.

The Indianapolis Colts announced the following inactives for "TNF": QB Chad Kelly, DT Trevon Coley, CB Rock Ya-Sin (ankle), RB Marlon Mack (hand), S Khari Willis (concussion), CB Shakial Taylor (ankle) and WR Parris Campbell (hand).

Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton (calf) is active for the first time since Week 8; Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) will play after missing the last three games.

» Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said receiver Robert Woods, who was a surprise scratch on Sunday night due to personal reasons, has returned and will practice today.

» The Kansas City Chiefs are signing defensive end Demone Harris off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

» Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster's status for Sunday is very much up in the air for this Sunday vs. the Bengals, per Rapoport. Smith-Schuster currently is in the league's concussion protocol and is also dealing with a knee contusion.

»  After missing Wednesday's practice, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee, ankle) and wideouts Deebo Samuel (shoulder) and Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) were limited participants on Thursday. Defensive tackle D.J. Jones (groin) and RB Raheem Mostert (knee) were full participants after being limited a day ago.

» Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (ankle) was back at practice Thursday after missing on Wednesday. Running back Devonta Freeman (foot), tight end Austin Hooper (knee) and defensive end Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) did not practice again.

» Philadelphia Eagles wideout Nelson Agholor (knee) and right tackle Lane Johnson (concussion) did not practice.

» New England Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett (concussion) returned to practice in a limited capacity Thursday. Fellow WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) was still a DNP.

» Dallas Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins (knee/back) remained a DNP, while guard Zack Martin (back/ankle/elbow) was limited in practice yet again.

Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is not expected to practice tomorrow because of a back issue, Rapoport reported via an informed source. He added that the team will continue to monitor it but, at this point, he's not slated to play Sunday.

» Of the 18 players on the New York Jets' injury report Thursday, only one saw his status change from Wednesday: OT Chuma Edoga (ankle) was a limited participant.

»  Seattle Seahawks DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee/hip) and TE Luke Willson (hamstring) missed yet another practice; tackle Duane Brown (knee/biceps) was limited after missing Wednesday while S Quandre Diggs (hamstring) fully participated after being limited a day ago.

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