Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks working toward return

December 2nd, 2019

The Chicago Bears defense held it together through seven games without team leader Akiem Hicks because of a dislocated elbow. Now their Pro Bowl defensive end is back practicing but his possible return to the lineup could come too late to help the Bears. The Bears (6-6) host the Dallas Cowboys (6-6) and face the NFL's top passing attack Thursday night, possibly with their season on the line, but Hicks can't return from injured reserve to game action until the following week against Green Bay.