Already hampered by injuries, the Bears lost another key player when cornerback Tracy Porter suffered a concussion late in the first half of Saturday's 23-7 preseason loss to the Chiefs.
Porter was injured when he was kneed in the back of the head by Bears safety Harold Jones-Quartey as the two defended a pass play. The ninth-year pro remained down on the field for a few minutes before he stood up and walked slowly to the locker room.
"He's one of the leaders back there, so we definitely need him," said inside linebacker Danny Trevathan. "When he went down, I was just on bended knees praying for him. I feel bad he was down, but I know T.P. He's going to get better and he's going to be back."
With cornerbacks Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan already sitting out the game with injuries, the Bears paired rookie fourth-round pick Deiondre Hall with untested second-year pro Jacoby Glenn with the No. 1 defense after Porter exited.
Back at it: There was positive news on the injury front as Trevathan returned to action after missing last week's game in New England with a hamstring injury.
"It felt pretty good; I got some good reps," said Trevathan, who recorded three tackles. "I've got a couple weeks to get a little bit better. But it felt good out there being with my teammates."
Knowing that veterans rarely if ever play in the preseason finale, Trevathan told reporters he felt it "was imperative that I was out there a little bit [Saturday], just moving around."
Center of attention:With right guard Kyle Long held out of Saturday's game due to a shoulder injury, veteran Ted Larsen opened at right guard and Cornelius Edison started at center.
Edison spent the final five weeks of his rookie season on the Bears practice squad last year after recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during a pre-draft workout.
"It's definitely a process of getting out there again, going with the ones," Edison said. "I'm thankful for where I'm at and I've just got to take advantage of every opportunity that I have."
Sick bay:In addition to Long, Fuller and Callahan, other Bears players who sat out with injuries included receivers Eddie Royal, Deonte Thompson and Marquess Wilson; outside linebackers Pernell McPhee and Leonard Floyd; safety Deon Bush; tight ends Zach Miller and Ben Braunecker; and linebackers Lamin Barrow and Nick Kwiatkoski.
Numbers game: Bears running backs combined to gain just 35 yards on 15 carries, an average of 2.3 yards per rush...Backup quarterback Connor Shaw completed 5 of 6 passes for 68 yards with one touchdown and a 153.5 passer rating before exiting with a serious leg injury... The Bears struggled covering punts, allowing returns of 31, 18 and 15 yards by three different players... The Chiefs dominated time of possession 37:10-22:50... The Bears allowed Kansas City to convert 9-of-17 third-down opportunities (53 percent)... Defensive ends Jonathan Bullard and Akiem Hicks each recorded a sack for the Bears... In three preseason games, the winless Bears have been outscored 43-0 in the second quarter and 15-0 in the third period.