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Bears DE Akiem Hicks missed practice Wednesday and Thursday because of an Achilles' tendon issue. Here's what HC Matt Nagy told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday: "His is precautionary. It's just one of those things. We just felt like with where he's at, it would be good to give him a day and help him out there." DC Vic Fangio added: “He’s got a way to rally about himself and can kind of ignore whatever bumps and bruises he has going. He’s a tough guy.” It sounds like the Bears expect him to play. We'll check Hicks' Friday participation and game status. If he's OK for Sunday, the matchup with the Giants presents a high IDP ceiling.

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Bears DL Akiem Hicks (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Lions. He carries some re-injury risk but also plenty of upside against a sluggish Detroit offense still missing RB D'Andre Swift and lead WR Kenny Golladay.

Bears DE Akiem Hicks (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

Bears DL Akiem Hicks (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers. Chicago has called him a game-time decision. The late kickoff and low-ceiling scoring matchup vs. Green Bay makes Hicks not worth waiting on for most IDP lineups.

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Bears DL Akiem Hicks left Monday night's game against the Vikings with a hamstring injury and is doubtful to return. He'll get a Week 11 bye to rest it. We'll see how Hicks looks for Week 12.

Bears DL Akiem Hicks sat out practice Thursday with an illness. We'll see how serious it is, but we'd bet on Hicks making it back for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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