The Chicago Bears have a lengthy injury report this week. Already ruled out are defensive end Trevor Scott (knee), wide receiver Chris Williams (hamstring) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (hamstring). With Williams sidelined look for the newly signed Marc Mariani to handle the kick/punt return responsibilities.
Right tackle Jordan Mills (ribs) is questionable (50% chance he plays). If Mills is held out again, Michael Ola will receive the start in his place. Also listed as questionable are OL/TE Eben Britton (illness) and nickelback Demontre Hurst (knee). If Britton can't go, Charles Leno will again be in the jumbo tight end role. In Hurst misses the game, it could be safety Brock Vereen filling in at nickel.
Starting wide outs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both probable, meaning there's a 75% chance they'll play. Also listed as probable are WR Josh Morgan (shoulder) and DT Ego Ferguson (illness).
For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, All Pro outside linebacker Lavonte David (questionable with a hamstring) will be a game time decision. Bears fans, when you think of David's importance to the Bucs, think of Lance Briggs during the Lovie Smith era. David plays the same weakside OLB that Briggs played under Lovie.
Running backs Charles Sims (ankle) and Doug Martin (ankle) are both listed as questionable. Starting corner Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is also listed as questionable for the Bucs.
What are your thoughts on the injury list this week?