Sunday, October 20, 2013
Tillman, Paea to face Redskins
By Michael C. Wright
LANDOVER, Md. -- Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) and defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe) will be active for Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.
The team released its list of inactives for the game with neither of the starters on it. Both missed the team’s Oct. 10 victory over the New York Giants due to injuries.
Chicago’s inactives include cornerback C.J. Wilson, running back Michael Ford, defensive tackle Christian Tupou, offensive lineman James Brown, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, tight end Steve Maneri and defensive end Cornelius Washington.
Linebacker Jerry Franklin is among the team’s actives and will fill in for Jon Bostic on special teams. Bostic makes his regular-season debut as a starter at middle linebacker for the Bears, replacing veteran D.J. Williams, who was placed on the injured reserve earlier in the week. The club promoted Franklin on Friday to the active roster off the practice squad.
Washington’s inactives include quarterback Rex Grossman, safety Bacarri Rambo, running back Chris Thompson, linebacker Brandon Jenkins, guard Josh LeRibeus, tight end Fred Davis and nose tackle Chris Neild.
Logan Paulsen is expected to start at tight end in place of Fred Davis while Leonard Hankerson will start at receiver in place of Joshua Morgan.