Jeremiah Ratliff is recovering from a concussion.
Briggs, Williams, Bostic and McClellin all sat out Wednesday’s practice.
The Bears are playing their third different offensive line combination in 2014.
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.
Both teams want to establish a running game, but will they eschew it for the pass?
Also, Aaron Kromer says the Bears won’t run the ball out of an obligation to be balanced.
Shea McClellin has already been ruled out of this Sunday’s game.
Shea McClellin (hand) won’t practice this week, and his status is “week to week.”
At one point, Chicago turned to rookie Brock Vereen and newly signed Ahmad Dixon at safety.
Kyle Fuller, Will Sutton, Ego Ferguson and Co. are making names for themselves.
Rookie defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton will have greater responsibility.
Also, Marc Trestman lauded Devin Hester for his record-breaking performance Thursday.
Each team’s tight end is worth keeping an eye on Sunday night.
Briggs being slow, Conte being bad, Jay still being Jay, Tucker coaching — we have it all.
With the season starting in five days, all we’ve seen from the Bears is drama and subpar play.
Jay Cutler rates as the 12th-best Chicago Bear.
Matt Spiegel has redeemed himself with a narrow over/under victory.
The guys are pondering how many missed tackles Chris Conte will have.