The Chicago Bears injury report hasn’t gotten much better after last week’s list of 15, although we did have one more Bear find his way to injured reserve. In case you missed it, corner Kyle Fuller was placed on IR and is lost for at least 8 more weeks. His knee injury just never got around to where the Bears were comfortable playing him, so the smart thing is to shut it down for now. Hindsight says they should have IR’ed him before week 1, but they were hopeful he’d recover.
As to the injured players on the active roster, Chicago lists five players as doubtful and all five were held out of Friday’s practice. They are QB Jay Cutler (thumb), RB Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring), RB Jeremy Langford (ankle), NT Eddie Goldman (ankle) and ILB Danny Trevathan (thumb).
I don’t see any way these players play on Sunday, so I would expect Brian Hoyer to get the start at QB and Jordan Howard to get the nod at RB.
The Bears list six players as questionable after practicing today on a limited basis. Those six are, WR Alshon Jeffery (knee/hamstring), LG Josh Sitton (shoulder), DE Jonathan Bullard (toe), OLB Willie Young (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and CB Tracy Porter (knee).
Safety Harold Jones-Quartey (concussion) is also questionable, but he was a full participant at practice, so he must be out of concussion protocol and should be good to go on Sunday.
For the Detroit Lions, starting running back Ameer Abdullah was recently put on injured reserve.
Also both linebacker DeAndre Levy and defensive end Ziggy Ansah are ruled out for Sunday’s game.
These Lions are listed as questionable after being full participants at practice today, CB Adairius Barnes (Ankle), TE Eric Ebron (Ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (Abdomen), WR Marvin Jones Jr. (Hamstring) and RT Riley Reiff (Ankle).
These three Lions are questionable after practicing on a limited basis on Friday, DE Devin Taylor (Ankle), LB Antwione Williams (Hamstring) and S Tavon Wilson (Neck).