Bears rookie Jaquan Brisker returns to practice, ‘on track’ to play in Week 1

Bears rookie safety Jaquan Brisker returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time in two weeks and head coach Matt Eberflus said he’s “right on track” to play in Week 1.

Brisker made a strong impression in his preseason debut, where his instincts and ball-hawking skills were on display. He totaled 4 tackles, including 1 tackle-for-loss, as well as a pass breakup. He almost nearly had an interception.

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But Brisker also suffered a thumb injury that held him out for the last couple of weeks. So it’s safe to say he was excited to get back on the practice field.

“I felt good just being out there with the guys and putting my pads back on for the first time in a while,” Brisker said, “just being out there, just feeling like a regular player, just going out there doing the regular routine instead of being inside all cooped up and things like that.”

Bears head coach Matt Eberflus told reporters Wednesday that Brisker is “right on track” to return for the Week 1 opener against the San Francisco 49ers. And Brisker echoed the sentiment.

“Oh yeah, definitely, I’ll be back,” Brisker said. “I feel like I’ll be 120 percent by the time I’m back. I feel like I’m ahead of schedule, which I am. The doctor did a great job, and I’m just going to continue to take it one day at a time.”

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