News now! Bears want to take the ball away

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 24, 2014 – 2:09 pm

140924-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — One thing that hasn’t changed for the Chicago Bears under second-year head coach Marc Trestman is the defense’s ability to generate turnovers.

Rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller has three interceptions already, playing full-time now in place of the injured Charles Tillman, and the Bears also started last Monday night’s game with an interception returned for a TD by safety Ryan Mundy.

“Since I’ve been here we’ve talked about their ability to take away the football,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday. “That’s definitely part of their operation down there. The rookie Fuller looks like he’s been there for five years. It’s a group that’s always excelled at it, as far as punching it out, and that will be a focus for us.”

The Packers defense appears to be getting healthier, as LB Clay Matthews (groin) and CB Davon House (knee) both practiced on Wednesday. Matthews was a limited participant and House was full. LB Brad Jones (quad) also returned to practice for the first time since Week 1 and was limited. LB Nick Perry (wrist) was added to the injury report as a limited participant.

McCarthy said he only watched Matthews during individual drills and didn’t have a feel for where he is.

“Clay is always going to do everything he can,” McCarthy said. “We’ll just take it day by day.”

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