Since Week Two, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has played through an ankle injury, but he wasn’t able to practice at all leading up to two of the club’s previous three games.
This week, however, it’s a different story. Marshall put in three full practices for Chicago and is listed as probable for Sunday’s game at Carolina.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Marshall noted his conditioning has improved as he has resumed his normal workout schedule.
“After a while you kind of get out of shape a little bit and I feel like I got my wind back and feel more explosive, so it’s good. I can get in and out of my breaks, so it’ll be hard for guys to sit on me,” Marshall said Friday, according to ChicagoBears.com.
Despite dealing with the injury, Marshall played 173-of-203 offensive snaps in the last three games. His best performance in the sequence came in Week 2, when he hauled in three TD passes in a comeback victory at San Francisco. Overall, though, Marshall caught just 8-of-20 passes in this span racking up 73 receiving yards and four scores. It sounds like Marshall is doing much better and we have him ranked 10th against the Panthers, who due to struggles recent weeks, now rank 20th in allowing fantasy points to WRs.