Posted December 07, 2012 on chi.scout.com
PLAYERS: Lovie Smith
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
After a long layoff, induced by poor play and landing in Lovie Smith’s doghouse, D.J. Moore will be back in his familiar role as Chicago’s nickelback on Sunday against the Vikings.
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