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Lovie Smith Vows Urlacher Will Play, But Tillman’s Status In Doubt

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Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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By Adam Hoge-

HALAS HALL (CBS) Bears head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that linebacker Brian Urlacher will start Thursday night at Green Bay, but cornerback Charles Tillman’s status is still up in the air.

Both players sat out Tuesday’s practice at Halas Hall, but for Urlacher, that will be common practice throughout the season as he maintains his injured knee.

MORE: Full Bears-Packers Injury Report

Tillman suffered a shin injury in Sunday’s opener against the Colts and left the game in the first quarter. Smith said it is getting better and the cornerback has not been ruled out of Thursday’s contest.

Meanwhile, tight end Kyle Adams (shoulder) was limited in practice Tuesday, while left tackle J’Marcus Webb (thumb) practiced in full.

For the Packers, wide receiver Greg Jennings did not practice Tuesday with a groin injury. Running back James Starks (toe), linebacker Terrell Manning (concussion) were also held out.

For more Bears coverage throughout the season, follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamHogeCBS.

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