Kreutz Likely To Play

(WSCR) – Chicago Bears’ Olin Kreutz is on a streak of 126 straight starts and that doesn’t look like it will be broken against the Vikings Sunday. Kreutz had missed practice Wednesday and Thursday due to a pulled hamstring.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears expect to have center Olin Kreutz available to face the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s game at Soldier Field.

Kreutz practiced Friday for the first time this week after missing Wednesday and Thursday workouts due to a pulled hamstring. He is officially listed as questionable for the game.

Kreutz, a 13-year veteran, hasn’t missed a game since an appendectomy kept him out of a Nov. 18, 2002, game against St. Louis. He owns a streak of 126 straight starts.

Starting right guard Roberto Garza is the backup center and Edwin Williams would move into Garza’s guard spot if Kreutz fails to start or aggravates the injury.

The Bears also listed cornerback Zack Bowman as questionable due to a foot injury. Bowman practiced all week and is expected to return after missing two games.


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