Bears sticking with Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback

Nick Foles (hip) returned to practice Wednesday but will be the backup quarterback if he's healthy.
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(670 The Score) The Bears are sticking with Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback against the Lions on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday.

Nick Foles (hip) returned to practice Wednesday in a limited fashion but will be the Bears' backup quarterback if he's cleared to return in full. Foles was sidelined for Chicago's loss at Green Bay on Sunday night, which marked Trubisky's first start since being benched in a game at Atlanta on Sept. 27.

Trubisky, 26, has completed 58.3% of his passes for 802 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He was 26-of-46 for 242 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss Sunday. Trubisky is playing in the final season of his initial rookie contract with the Bears and is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2021.

Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday. He's often held out of the team's first practice of the week for a veteran rest day. Nagy sees a pathway for Hicks to return Sunday.

"I'm hoping that he'll be able to go," Nagy said.

Star pass rusher Khalil Mack (back) and tackle Charles Leno (toe) didn't practice Wednesday. Offensive lineman Germain Ifedi (leg) was limited in his work. Tight end Jimmy Graham, linebacker Danny Trevathan and nickel cornerback Buster Skrine took veteran rest days.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (right thumb) was limited in practice Wednesday. Lions receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) didn't practice.

Kickoff between the Bears (5-6) and Lions (4-7) comes Sunday at noon CT from Soldier Field.

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