The Chicago Bears could be without starting tight end Martellus Bennett on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. He was held out of practice today with a rib injury and is listed as questionable (50% chance he'll play). Bennett has his own take on his availability.
#Bears TE Martellus Bennett says he will "probably" play Sunday night.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) November 7, 2014
Reserve offensive lineman and sometimes tight end Eben Britton has been ruled out, as has backup linebacker Daryl Sharpton,
The Bears will be without starting left guard Matt Slauson, who still has not officially been placed on injured reserve. Left defensive end Lamarr Houston has been placed on IR, so his season is over. Expect Willie Young to start at defensive end opposite Jared Allen.
After some early week shuffling along the offensive line, the Bears seem ready to keep Jordan Mills (probable) at right tackle and have Michael Ola fill in at left guard. If you remember, it was Ola that played LG for Slauson earlier this year and I thought he played well there. Taking Britton's TE reps will be rookie tackle Charles Leno Jr.
Linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs) and Jon Bostic (back) were full participants in practice all week, as was rookie corner Kyle Fuller (hip/hand) and safety/special teamer Danny McCray (knee). All four are listed as probable, meaning they have a 75% chance to play.
The Green Bay Packers list their starting offensive guards as questionable; right guard T.J. Lang (ankle) and left guard Josh Sitton (toe) will both be reevaluated tomorrow. Both looked OK at Friday's workout, so unless there's some sort of setback, I'd expect both to gut it out on Sunday.
Green Bay has one player they've ruled out already: backup wide receiver Kevin Dorsey, who has only 1 catch on the season, is nursing a foot injury.
Listed as probable for the Packers are, QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring), CB Sam Shields (knee), S Morgan Burnett (calf) and DE Datone Jones (ankle).