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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bears' Injury Report: Lance Briggs, Brandon Marshall, Earl Bennett

By on 12/21/2013 07:30:00 PM

There is a very strong possibility that the Chicago Bears will be completely healthy in week 16. The team only lists three players on its injury report, however two are probable.

Wide-receiver Brandon Marshall has been dealing with a fair share of minor injuries and though his hamstring limited him in practice, he looks good to go for Sunday nights game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The same can be said for WR Earl Bennett, who has been a key contributor as a slot receiver for the Bears this season. His missing of practice is not injury related, so he is expected to be ready for the game.

An interesting fact for Bennett is that if he is able to catch ten passes over the course of the next two weeks, he can earn a 500,000 dollar bonus. He has already earned one bonus for collecting 30 passes this season, and with the return of Jay Cutler, it is likely he'll have the opportunity to reach his mark.

The final name on the injury report for the Bears is a familiar one. Linebacker Lance Briggs has had a shoulder injury that has kept him out for most of the season, however he has participated fully in practice this week. There is a good chance that the linebacker (officially listed as questionable) returns to action this week.

The Bears are in prime position to collect the NFC North playoff spot, but they will need to thwart any slip-ups in the final two weeks of the season.


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