As much as there’s been made about the Chicago Bears acquisition of former defensive player of the year Khalil Mack, it appears he’s only going to get a limited number of snaps against the Green Bay Packers.
Chicago's Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith will make their Bears debuts tonight at Green Bay vs. the Packers. They won't play the full game — the Bears still want to be careful with them — but they will play enough to try to impact it.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2018
Probably not what Bears fans were looking for.
Mack practiced for the first time this year on Monday. He had been a holdout with the Oakland Raiders prior to that, so it makes sense that he would be on a snap count. That’s good for the Packers.
As for Roquan Smith, the linebacker was the Bears first-round pick. He didn’t sign until August 14, so he didn’t have a full training camp either.