Adam Hurst

Bears' Brandon Marshall Returns To Practice

Created on Sept. 03, 2013 6:49 PM EST

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall returned to practice on Monday after having his surgically repaired hip examined. Marshall had arthroscopic hip surgery in the offseason, and he has assured the team that his hip feels great and is in amazing shape, per ESPN Chicago.

Even with the versatile, pass-catching RB Matt Forte in the backfield, Marshall is not only the Bears go-to target on offense, but is easily Top 3 in the league in terms of production from the wide receiver position.

Last year, Marshall collected 118 balls on 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns — all career highs. If the hip really is good to go as Marshall says, he and Cutler should connect early and often. It will be rather evident if he’s fully healthy through the team’s first couple of games.

Chicago is hoping to bounce back this season after starting last season 8-1, only to miss the playoffs. The Bears start this season under new head coach, Marc Trestman, but don’t expect them to shy away from using Marshall similarly to how they did last season.

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