Pisa Tinoisamoa will have season-ending knee surgery, reported by the Trib.
Lovie Smith said linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa will go ahead with season-ending knee surgery.
Tinoisamoa played in just two games after signing a one-year contract with the Bears.
Hunter Hillenmeyer practiced today, but was limited. Either he or Jamar Williams will play in place of Tinoisamoa.
Brad Biggs reports that the offensive line will not change.
Frank Omiyale is expected to remain the starter at left guard based on the information gathered in the locker room. There's been speculation that Josh Beekman, who started 16 games there last season, would replace Omiyale. But the Bears are showing that they believe in taking time to let a unit with three new starters gel.
Olin Kreutz offered his opinion:
"It's mostly learning each other," center Olin Kreutz said. "We have to learn exactly where every guy is going to be and like I said, when we get to that point, we'll be where we want to be, but we have to get there pretty soon."