At one point, Chicago turned to rookie Brock Vereen and newly signed Ahmad Dixon at safety.
Rookie defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton will have greater responsibility.
Chicago no longer has the luxury of depth in the secondary.
When you play defense with a good offense, it makes it fun,” Jared Allen says.
The Bears are bringing back a special teams regular.
More than a dozen Chicago Bears headed to central Illinois to help with cleanup efforts in the tornado-ravaged community of Washington and meet with members of the community’s high school football team.
Some players from the Chicago Bears are spending part of the day visiting with and helping people affected by the big storms this week.
As expected, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is active against the Lions and will play.
The Bears suffered significant losses Tuesday after the team placed kicker Robbie Gould (calf), special teams ace Sherrick McManis (knee) and backup safety Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve.
According to a report, the Bears have traded fullback Tyler Clutts to the Texans.