Out: FS Chris Clemons (hamstring), C Joe Berger (knee)
Doubtful:QB Chad Henne (knee)
Questionable: T Jake Long (shoulder), WR Roberto Wallace (knee), S Tyrone Culver (ankle)
Probable: SS Yeremiah Bell (toe), ILB Channing Crowder (ribs), ILB Karlos Dansby (elbow), ILB Tim Dobbins (ankle), T Vernon Carey (knee)
Out: LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee)
Probable:CB Zackary Bowman (foot), WR Devin Hester (shoulder), WR Johnny Knox (ankle)
I’m a little disappointed to see Chris Clemons out of the lineup as I think he gives this secondary much needed range against a speedy Bears’ receiving core. Based on what we saw last week, though, Reshad Jones gives this defense the play-making ability Clemons just doesn’t seem to have.
Chad Henne being listed as doubtful is an encouraging sign considering most thought he would miss the rest of the season a couple days ago. It would be nice if Tyler Thigpen can live up to the Tony Romo comparisons that are being thrown out there, but just in case he struggles, it looks like Henne could return in a couple weeks.
I know Jake Long is listed as questionable, but I have a hard time believing he won’t be out there tomorrow night. It’s going to be painful to play through, but Jake Long is the type of hard-nosed guy that can pull it off. Let’s just hope he doesn’t do any permanent damage to that shoulder by putting off surgery.