Sunday, November 10, 2013
McClellin out, Cutler looks healthy
By Michael C. Wright
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears announced their list of inactives Sunday for their matchup against the Detroit Lions, and as expected defensive end Shea McClellin won’t be in the lineup.
In other injury updates, starting quarterback Jay Cutler warmed up on the field prior to the start of Sunday’s game, and appeared to be fully healthy as he took part in several drop-back passes coming off tearing a groin muscle during the Oct. 20 loss at Washington. Cutler displayed full mobility during his drops, which is a positive for the Bears considering they face an active Lions defensive front anchored by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
The Lions racked up five sacks the last time these teams met at Soldier Field during a 13-7 Chicago victory.
As for McClellin, the second-year defensive end strained a hamstring during a workout Thursday inside the Walter Payton Center, and was listed as doubtful on the injury report on Friday. Rookie David Bass will start in McClellin’s place.
Other Bears inactives included quarterback Jordan Palmer, linebacker Lance Briggs, offensive lineman James Brown and offensive tackle Jonathan Scott.
Lions inactives included receiver Nate Burleson, quarterback Kellen Moore, running back Mikel Leshoure, cornerback Bill Bentley, guard Leroy Harris, offensive tackle Corey Hilliard and defensive end Ziggy Ansah.