Akiem Hicks (hamstring) limited participation in Bears' Thursday practice

Chicago Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (hamstring) logged a limited practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Hicks returned for a limited practice after a hamstring injury forced the 31-year old to miss Wednesday's practice. If the veteran is ruled out for Week 13's divisional matchup agains the Detroit Lions, his absence would be a big downgrade to numberFire's 11th ranked run defense.

On 547 defensive snaps this season, Hicks has recorded 21 stops, 4 sacks, and 35 total pressures.