Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles
Tillman are probable to play today against the Detroit Lions, but linebacker
Brian Urlacher is doubtful to suit up due to a hamstring injury.
Urlacher was able to return to practice Friday and his
doubtful status is actually an upgrade. Still, it doesn’t appear the veteran
linebacker will be able to suit up for what could be the final game of the
season for the Bears.
While Forte exited last weekend’s contest against the
Arizona Cardinals due to an ankle injury, the running back is expected to play
during Chicago’s must-win game against the Lions, according to Brad Biggs of
The Chicago Tribune.
Forte left last Sunday’s victory over the Cardinals with a
sprained right ankle in the third quarter but he practiced for the second
consecutive day Friday in the Walter Payton Center and is expected to start
against the Lions at Ford Field.
Beyond Forte, Tillman (ribs, elbow), offensive lineman
Jonathan Scott (hamstring) and cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) are all
probable to play. Safety Chris Conte (hamstring) and linebacker Blake Costanzo
(calf) have been ruled out, while running back Armando Allen (knee) and
defensive lineman Henry Melton (chest) are questionable to suit up.
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