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Lovie Smith says Bears will go with receivers they have right now

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With injuries ravaging the team's receivers corps, the Bears leading man at the position recommended a friend of his could help Sunday.

"There are guys that are hungry. You have Joe [Anderson], a guy on our practice squad, works really hard and he's really hungry right now. Can't wait to see him. You have guys that aren't here. Free agents that are hungry. Guys like Mike Sims-Walker, my best friend, my brother. So maybe he gets a shot," Marshall said after the Bears 23-17 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks. "There are guys that are hungry. It doesn't matter if it's Mike Sims-Walker that's on the street right now that's hungry or Joe Anderson who's hungry right now.

"We definitely will make the right decisions and move forward."

Bears coach Lovie Smith shot down that idea, noting that he's hopeful that Devin Hester and Alshon Jeffery might return for Sunday's game. Sims-Walker.jpg

"We're going to go with the guys that we have right now. We're going to get some guys back this week and we'll be fine," Smith said. "I think sometimes when you guys are asking about certain guys - I've got a lot of old buddies, too.

"I think Brandon feels pretty good about the guys that we have here that he's playing with."

Bears receiver Earl Bennett, who scored a first-quarter touchdown, left Sunday's game with a concussion. But a league source said it was considered a "mild" one, casting hope that he could play against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears, though, have held all players who suffer a concussion out at least one game this season.

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