Veteran tight end Desmond Clark has been active only once since mid October, and he hasn't caught a pass since the end of September. But, Clark said on his Twitter account earlier today that he would play Sunday in the NFC title game.
"88 will be on the field Sunday," Clark wrote, referring to his jersey number. "Here we go 88 fandom!!! Let's get it on."
That could make sense, since the Green Bay Packers have been successful this season, blitzing and pressuring Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. If Clark's active, then he be one of four tight ends available to offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Without a traditional fullback, Martz utilizes the tight ends in that role.
Clark is a versatile player, capable of catching the ball but also blocking well. His experience could also be a plus.
If he's up, then receiver Devin Aromashodu could be inactive.