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Rookie Jarron Gilbert will make his debut today

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SEATTLE--The Bears' top draft pick Jarron Gilbert will be active for his first NFL game today.

Gilbert, a third-round pick from San Jose State, takes the place of defensive tackle Matt Toeaina on the 45-man roster for the game against the Seahawks. The Bears might have turned to him because he can help in the rotation at defensive end. Alex Brown will start, but he has a sprained left ankle and will not be 100 percent. Gilbert was drafted as a tackle, but has been worked at left end in practice for about a month now.

Here are the Bears' inactives: wide receivers Juaquin Iglesias and Devin Aromashodu, cornerbacks DeAngelo Smith and D.J. Moore, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa, guard Lance Louis, defensive tackle Matt Toeaina and tight end Desmond Clark.

For Seattle, Walter Jones will not start at left tackle despite practicing all week. He is inactive and the Seahawks will turn to Brandon Frye at the position. Sean Locklear had played there but he is out with a high ankle sprain. As expected, Seneca Wallace will replace Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback.

The Seahawks' inactives: Hasselbeck, cornerback Josh Wilson, fullback Justin Griffith, linebackers Lofa Tatupu and LeRoy Hill, tackles Jones and Locklear and defensive tackle Michael Bennett.

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