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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte expects to start Sunday against the Bears despite an ankle injury suffered last week.
Forte went through a full practice Friday and was listed probable for the game at Detroit, which the Bears will need to win if they have any shot at making the playoffs.
Linebacker Brian Urlacher is doubtful for the Lions game, although he went through a limited practice Friday in his first workout since before suffering a hamstring injury Dec. 2.
The team also announced Friday it had waived defensive end Cheta Ozougwu and promoted running back Harvey Unga to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. That gives the Bears two healthy running backs besides Forte. Kahlil Bell is the other backup.
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Linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to practice on Friday and was limited as the Chicago Bears prepare to play the Lions in Sunday’s regular season finale.
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Injured middle linebacker Brian Urlacher practiced with the Chicago Bears for the first time in three weeks but was listed as doubtful for Sunday's critical game against Detroit. Urlacher saw limited duty in Friday's practice. He is trying to come back from a hamstring strain on Dec. 2 that forced him to miss the past three games. The Bears (9-6) need a victory Sunday...
The Chicago Bears elevated running back Harvey Unga to the active roster from the practice squad and waived defensive end Cheta Ozougwu. Unga spent about half the season on the practice squad. Ozougwu recorded two tackles in two games for the Bears.
Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers named the NFC's top Week 16 performer.
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The good news for the Chicago Bears from the Payton Center on Thursday is Matt Forte and Charles Tillman returned to practice.
The bad news is Brian Urlacher remained out.
Also joining Urlacher on the sidelines were Chris Conte, who has a hamstring pull; Blake Costanzo, who has a calf injury; and Armando Allen, who has a knee injury.
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In advance of the showdown between Chicago and Detroit this weekend, Major Wright took a shot at Matthew Stafford about how the Lions QB handles pressure.
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“You put a little pressure on him, you close the pocket on him, and he hesitates,” Wright said Wednesday. “He doesn’t make that perfect throw.”
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Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton had some choice words for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, calling them a dirty team both on offense and defense. In particular, Melton said Detroit’s offensive linemen talk trash and throw cheap shots. He singled out Lions center Dominic Raiola, calling him “old” and accusing him of using cuss words and playing dirty. Needless to...
Bears’ safety, Major Wright called out Matt Stafford
Per a report from Josh Katzenstein of DetroitNews.com, Chicago Bears safety Major Wright believes their defense have the key to neutralizing Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
“You put a little pressure on him, you close the pocket on him, and he hesitates. He doesn’t make that perfect throw.”
The Chicago Bears will play against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The game will air on FOX at 1 pm EST.
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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is congratulated by Chicago Bears guard James Brown (78) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, December 30, 2012. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)
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