Deiondre’ Hall will return to practice on Wednesday for the first time since the second-year player injured his hamstring in the preseason finale Aug. 31.

Hall was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 4 and he will be the first player the team has designated to return from injured reserve. The Bears have one remaining slot.

The return to practice begins a 21-day practice window for the team to evaluate Hall. He can be promoted to the 53-man roster at any point during that period. If the Bears do not promote Hall to the 53-man roster at the end of the 21 days, he would revert back to injured reserve.

Hall was converted from cornerback to safety at the beginning of the offseason program. The Bears drafted him as a cornerback in the fourth round from Northern Iowa in 2016. He appeared in eight games as a rookie, making nine tackles, one interception and one tackle in special teams.

The Bears could create an open roster spot later this week if they decide to place outside linebacker Leonard Floyd on injured reserve. Coach John Fox said Floyd suffered a damaged medial collateral ligament and posterior collateral ligament in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the Lions. He also hinted Floyd could require arthroscopic surgery to repair the knee.

Veteran safety Quintin Demps is another candidate to return from injured reserve. He suffered a fractured left arm in the Week 3 victory over the Steelers. The earliest Demps could return to practice is Friday and it’s likely if and when the Bears make a move with him it will happen at the beginning of the week.

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