The Bears benched veteran Frank Omiyale for the second half of last Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers.
And while Lance Louis played well at right tackle, the early indications are that Omiyale will return to the starting lineup for Monday's game in Detroit.
One of the keys will be the status of Chris Spencer, who has started the last three games at right guard. Even after Louis recovered from an ankle injury suffered in the season opener, Spencer remained the starting right guard.
But Spencer fractured his right hand, and he was going to practice today with a cast on. The concern, however, is how much that injury would limit him against one of the league's best defensive lines, especially one featuring Ndamukong Suh.
Who practices for how long and how effectively Thursday and Friday will likely determine the lineup for Monday's game.
Omiyale has struggled in his starts filling in for Gabe Carimi. The rookie is inching closer to returning to the lineup but may not be ready in time to play the Lions.