By Chris Emma–
(CBS) After hurting his shoulder in the season opener, Bears running back Jordan Howard has been officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest with the Buccaneers, the team announced Friday at Halas Hall.READ MORE: Suspect Shot, Wounded By Police On Lower Wacker Drive; 2 Others Taken Into Custody
Howard has been practicing in a limited fashion during the week as he maintains the ailment to his right shoulder, which flared up as he dove to the end zone for his first touchdown of the season in a loss to the Falcons last Sunday at Soldier Field. Howard has been a participant during the portion of practice open to media viewing.
The Bears have also listed guard Kyle Long (ankle), linebacker Leonard Floyd (back), cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle), receiver Markus Wheaton (finger), defensive back Deon Bush (hamstring) and receiver Josh Bellamy (ankle) as questionable. Running back Benny Cunningham (ankle) is doubtful after sitting out of practice during the week with an ankle injury.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Brief Warm Up Is On The Way, Snow Showers Return
With Long missing the opener, the Bears inserted veteran Tom Compton in at left guard while leaving Hroniss Grasu available as depth off the bench. Kyle Fuller will start at cornerback if Amukamara is unable to fully participate Sunday.
Kickoff between the Bears (0-1) and Buccaneers (0-0) comes noon CT on Sunday from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.MORE NEWS: 'We’re Back There Again?' Disproportionate Number of Black Chicagoans Died From COVID-19 In Recent Surge; What’s The Solution?