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Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal and Martellus Bennett will play against the Lions

Bears receivers Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal, as well as tight end Martellus Bennett, are active and will play today against the Lions.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) will play today against the Detroit Lions for the first time since Week 1 of the regular season. Also active for the Bears are receiver Eddie Royal (ankle) and tight end Martellus Bennett (quad).

All three players were listed as questionable on the injury report but it appears Jay Cutler will have top three targets on the field this afternoon.

Here are the full inactives for the Bears:

S Antrel Rolle
LT Jermon Bushrod
LB Shea McClellin
CB Terrance Mitchell
RB Antone Smith
OL Nick Becton
DT Bruce Gaston

Charles Leno will make his third straight start at left tackle in place of Bushrod, while LaRoy Reynolds will start at inside linebacker in place of McClellin. Harold Jones-Quartey will start his second straight game at safety in place of Rolle.

Here are the full inactives for the LIons:

TE Eric Ebron
DT Haloti Ngata
LB DeAndre Levy
RB Joique Bell
S James Ihedigbo
TE Brandon Pettigrew
OL Corey Robinson

Ebron, Ngata and Ihedibgo are all starters, while Bell and Pettigrew are primary backups.


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