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Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher is inactive for the fourth consecutive week because of his injured hamstring as the Chicago Bears prepare to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The Bears will start Nick Roach in his place for the must-win game against the Lions at Ford Field but the team is holding out hope Urlacher could return next weekend if the Bears are alive in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Starting free safety Chris Conte also is sidelined with a hamstring injury and Anthony Walters, an undrafted rookie free agent a year ago, will make his first NFL start. Special teams standout Blake Costanzo, another linebacker, is also inactive.
Also inactive for the Bears are running back Armando Allen, who has a knee injury, third quarterback Josh McCown, offensive tackle Cory Brandon and defensive tackle Nate Collins, who had been active for nine consecutive games.
Source: Chicago Tribune
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