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Injuries thin out Bears linebacking corps

Posted Nov 24, 2017

The Bears likely will be without two and possibly three of their top defensive players Sunday when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Bears likely will be without two and possibly three of their top defensive players Sunday when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles.

John Fox
Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan likely will miss his third straight game.

Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd suffered a season-ending knee injury last Sunday against the Lions. Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan has not practiced since hurting his calf Oct. 29 against the Saints and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game. And outside linebacker Pernell McPhee did not practice Friday due to a knee injury and is questionable.

“We have a couple young guys that haven’t had a lot of playing time that we’ll get to find out about, both Howard Jones and Isaiah Irving,” said coach John Fox. “Pernell and Sam [Acho] are the veteran guys that have played all season, but obviously losing a guy like Leonard can be problematic.”

Three other Bears are doubtful for Sunday’s game: Receiver Joshua Bellamy (concussion), defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring) and safety DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle).

Bears players who are questionable also include quarterback Mark Sanchez (illness), receiver Dontrelle Inman (groin), guard Kyle Long (ankle), guard/tackle Tom Compton (ankle), tight end Dion Sims (illness), defensive ends Akiem Hicks (knee) and Mitch Unrein (knee), and cornerback Bryce Callahan (knee).