The Chicago Bears have elevated tight end Blake Annen to the 53 man roster from the practice squad and placed guard Matt Slauson on the injured reserve list.
Matt Slauson, Eben Britton and Darryl Sharpton have been ruled out against the Packers.
Martellus Bennett was limited at Thursday’s practice with a rib injury.
Also, Jordan Mills was back at his customary right tackle spot Wednesday.
Lance Briggs is dealing with a rib injury, while Kyle Fuller has a broken hand and a hip pointer.
Jordan Mills could be moved to left guard, general manager Phil Emery says.
With a heavy workload, Matt Forte understands why he takes a mid-week day off.
Michael Ola’s gone from the CFL to protecting Jay Cutler’s blind side.
Roberto Garza and Sherrick McManis are questionable against the Panthers.
Plus, more on Kyle Fuller’s big September and Ka’Deem Carey’s spin move.
Jermon Bushrod has a knee injury, and his status for Sunday is unclear.
Jared Allen lost 15 pounds with the illness but is confident he’ll play Sunday.
Allen’s streak of 113 consecutive starts has been snapped.
At one point, Chicago turned to rookie Brock Vereen and newly signed Ahmad Dixon at safety.
Establishing the run takes on more importance Sunday night, Jay Cutler says.
Josh Morgan sat out too, leaving Chicago thin at receiver.
Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are “day-to-day,” Marc Trestman says.
Chicago also has signed Greg Herd to the practice squad.
Chicago needs depth after injuries to Matt Slauson and Roberto Garza.
It seemed so methodical, like the Bears could do no wrong.