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Bears-Lions inactives, pregame notes

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Here are the inactives for the game:


WR Juaquin Iglesias
WR Devin Aromashodu
CB D.J. Moore
LB Pisa Tinoisamoa
G Lance Louis
DT Matt Toeaina
TE Michael Gaines
LB Hunter Hillenmeyer


QB Drew Stanton
WR Derrick Williams
S Kalvin Pearson
OT Jon Jansen
G Daniel Loper
DE Turk McBride
DT Sammie Hill
DE Dewayne White

That means Kevin Smith will start at running back for the Lions with a bruised shoulder. The Lions are without two starters on their defensive line as end Dewayne White and tackle Sammie Hill are sidelined. That means Landon Cohen and Jason Hunter will be starting. Also, Ko Simpson replaces Marquand Manuel at strong safety.

Some pregame notes

*** Strong-side linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa did some running and exercising on the field. This is the third game he has missed, and at this point the Bears are hopeful he will return in two weeks at Atlanta.

*** The Soldier Field turf looks better than it did two weeks ago when the sod had only been in place for a few days. There are still some patchy spots in the middle just South of the 50-yard line, but it looks much better.

Lions kicker Jason Hanson, who has kicked indoors at home for his entire career, isn't a fan of the field.

*** There are a handful of players already wearing pink gear for breast cancer awareness month and the NFL's program, "A Crucial Catch: Annual screening saves lives.'' Much of the equipment will be auctioned off afterward here.

*** It's pretty windy down on the field in pregame. We'll see if that effects the action. Right now in warmups, Robbie Gould was well short on a kick from 53 yards facing the South end zone.

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Hey Brad why does Briggs keep lining up on the strong side? Did the Bears move him to the stronside. He has been lining up there a lot sense Urlacher went down. Is he trying to enforce the MIC position.

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