The Bears on Wednesday listed tight end Trey Burton as questionable for Thursday night’s regular-season opener against the Packers with a mild groin strain.
Questionable used to mean that a player had a 50 percent chance to play. But since 2016 when injury-reporting rules changed, it has simply meant that a player is uncertain to play.
Burton was limited in practice with an injury that he suffered last week. It’s unrelated to the groin injury that kept him from playing in last year’s wild-card playoff loss game against the Eagles and required offseason sports hernia surgery.
“I feel like it is getting slightly better, but we’ll make that decision as we go,” coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday during his last media availability before the game. “It’ll end up being pretty much a game-time decision and that’s all we can really do. We’re prepared both ways.”
For the Packers, receiver Darrius Shepherd (hamstring) and linebacker Oren Burks (chest) have been ruled out of the game, while cornerback Ka’dar Hoffman (neck) is questionable.