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Royal ruled out, Sitton doubtful

The Bears have ruled receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and cornerback Deiondre' Hall (ankle) out of Thursday night's game against the Packers and listed left guard Josh Sitton (ankle) as doubtful.


Receiver Eddie Royal (toe) has been ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Packers.

Royal was injured in last Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. He's tied with Alshon Jeffery for the team lead with 29 receptions for 338 yards and two touchdowns. Royal's injury leaves four healthy receivers on the Bears roster: Jeffery, Cameron Meredith, Deonte Thompson and Joshua Bellamy.

Sitton hurt his ankle late in last Sunday's game and is unlikely to face his former team Thursday night. Sitton was voted to three Pro Bowls in eight seasons with the Packers from 2008-15.

Ted Larsen is listed as Sitton's backup on the depth chart. Larsen signed with the Bears March 31 after appearing in 86 games with 57 starts the past six seasons with the Buccaneers and Cardinals. He has started games at left guard, right guard and center during his NFL career.

Quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb), running back Jeremy Langford (ankle) and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) were also listed as doubtful. Seven Bears are questionable: Tight end Zach Miller (ribs), cornerbacks Tracy Porter (knee) and Bryce Callahan (hamstring), inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (wrist), outside linebackers Leonard Floyd (calf) and Sam Acho (ribs) and running back Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring).

The Packers, meanwhile, have ruled out their top two running backs, Eddie Lacy (ankle) and James Starks (knee), as well tight end Jared Cook (ankle) and starting cornerbacks Damarious Randall (groin) and Quinten Rollins (groin). Rollins was filling in for Sam Shields (concussion), who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

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