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Monday, August 22, 2011
Bears inactives list as expected

By Michael C. Wright and Jeff Dickerson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J -- The Chicago Bears released their list of inactives for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, and it included cornerback Zack Bowman, linebacker Lance Briggs, running back Harvey Unga, defensive tackle Anthony Adams and defensive end Corey Wootton.

The list didn't include any surprises, as all but Unga missed practice time last week with injuries.

Bowman suffered a concussion in the preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, but he's been cleared to participate in Saturday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Adams, meanwhile, has been limited in workouts with a strained calf and Briggs and Wootton are nursing knee injuries.

Bears coach Lovie Smith considers Briggs' recovery a day-to-day situation, while Wootton could miss more than four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery last week.

The Bears were routed by the Giants, 41-13.

Michael C. Wright and Jeff Dickerson cover the Bears for and ESPN 1000.