The Chicago Bears had a mighty fine roster of starters on both sides of the ball before the season started, but once injuries started kicking in, their lack of depth across the board was quickly exposed. It’s great to have starters that can contribute in big ways on game days, but it’s also necessary to have quality backups that can step in when those starters go down.
This is a big challenge for general manager Ryan Pace, who has been working around the clock since coming to Chicago to try and repair and rebuild a team that was left beaten and broken by his predecessor, Phil Emory.
Ahead of the Bears versus Colts game today, the Injury Report read like a general manager’s worst nightmare.
They have now announced their inactives for Week 5:
- QB Jay Cutler
- LB Leonard Floyd
- S Deon Bush
- CB Deiondre’ Hall
- RB Jeremy Langford
- OL Eric Kush
- DT Eddie Goldman
Brian Hoyer will get his third straight NFL start for the Bears today in place of injured Jay Cutler (right thumb), and Eddie Royal was deemed healthy enough (calf) after his pre-game workout in front of Ryan Pace to be declared a starter versus the Colts.
Leonard Floyd’s health continues to be a concern (calf), but an extra week of rest will do him good.