Bears vs. Chiefs

Head coach Dick Jauron said the starters on both sides of the ball will play the entire first half and then come out and play the first series in the second half.

Shane Matthews will start the game at quarterback for the team and play into the early part of the third quarter. Jim Miller is scheduled to play the rest of the game. Miller looks forward to seeing his first action of the year.

"I feel comfortable and everything, obviously I just to get out there and do it," Miller said. "Obviously, I don't have a lot of practice time, but I'm going to play a lot this weekend and that will help mengain confidence and the speed of things, because I really haven't played in live action in almost a year."

Running back James Allen will also see his first preseason action of the year following an ankle injury.

"It's our goal right now to get back up to speed to where I can get in there and get some contact," Allen said. "To get that game feeling and kind of get that game adrenaline pumping, because practice is practice, but you want to get in the game, so I'm looking forward to that challenge."

There are several players that will miss Saturday's match up including David Terrell and Tony Parrish both have sprained shoulders. Anthony Thomas will miss the game with a bruised knee that has bothered him since the Bengals game.

Dez White and Marty Booker will be the starting wide receiver tandem for the third straight game, but Bobby Engram is expected to see more playing time.

Marcus Robinson is on schedule on his rehab from back surgery. At this point, he could be back practicing with the team before the first game in Baltimore, but Jauron said he doubts Robinson will play in the season opener.

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