Friday, August 24, 2012
Spaeth one of Bears' inactives
By Michael C. Wright
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Teams don't officially send out lists of inactive players for preseason games, but here's an unofficial list based on what we're seeing right now (players not wearing uniforms) in pregame warm-ups here at MetLife Stadium as the Chicago Bears get set to face the New York Giants.
Linebackers Brian Urlacher (knee) and Dom DeCicco (groin) are out, along with defensive tackle Stephen Paea (ankle), punter Adam Podlesh (hip flexor), tight end Matt Spaeth, and safeties Brandon Hardin (neck) and Chris Conte (shoulder). Spaeth missed practice Wednesday, and appeared to be wearing a wrap on his leg. The team hasn't disclosed any specifics about Spaeth's injury.
Paea, meanwhile, said he expects to return Sunday to the practice field as the Bears prepare to conclude the preseason next Thursday at Cleveland.