By Chris Emma–
(CBS) The Bears’ lengthy injury report has offered uncertainty for Sunday’s contest with the Colts.
Top receivers Alshon Jeffery (knee) and Eddie Royal (calf) are both listed as questionable, while quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb) has again been listed as doubtful.
Barring a surprise, it will be Brian Hoyer making his third start at quarterback. He’s likely to have Jeffery, who has merely been maintaining his sore knee in limited work this week. Royal, however, didn’t practice at all. His status may be a game-time decision.
“We don’t have a ‘no practice, no play’ policy,” Bears coach John Fox said of Royal while speaking to reporters at Halas Hall on Friday. “It’s just a matter of if we deem we’re better with him than without him, we’ll make that judgment. We have up to an hour-and-a-half before kickoff.”
The Bears listed running back Jeremy Langford (ankle), nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) and cornerback Deiondre’ Hall (ankle) as doubtful. Hall rolled his ankle late in Thursday’s practice and was a new addition to the injury report.
Rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd may miss his first game as he manages a calf injury. Linebacker Danny Trevathan is also questionable to play, though a specially designed cast for his injured thumb may allow him to take the field. The Bears’ questionables also include edge rusher Willie Young (knee/elbow), cornerback Tracy Porter (knee), running back Ka’Deem Carey (hamstring), tight end Zach Miller (ribs), defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard (shoulder), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (elbow) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (knee).
Kickoff between the Bears )1-3) and Colts (1-3) comes at noon CT on Sunday from Lucas Oil Stadium.