Changes on the horizon

The Bears have some interesting decisions in front of them this week including who is going to start at quarterback.

--OT Marc Colombo is eligible to come off the PUP list Tuesday, but it's not going to happen. Colombo, who suffered a dislocated knee cap last season and then had follow-up surgery in March, is at least a few weeks away from being able to play.

--QB Kordell Stewart, who fumbled three times and lost two of them on Sunday to set up 10 Saints points, probably has less of a grip on the starting job than ever. Coach Dick Jauron said that position would be evaluated this week along with every other position, but in the past he's been adamant about Stewart's status.

--WR Marty Booker was walking on Monday without much of a limp after suffering a sprained right ankle and leaving in the second quarter Sunday. The Bears are hopeful he will play this week, and he appears to be better than questionable.

--WR Dez White has a team-best 17 catches, 260 yards and 15.3-yard average per reception, 4.3 yards better than his career average.

--CB/KOR Jerry Azumah (sprained thumb) may not be able to handle kickoff returns this week, but he will not be forced out of his nickel back role because of the injury.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I feel bad for Greg because he's putting his schemes out there and defenses out there that work, but so many errors and so many mistakes make him look bad. He's doing his job. He's doing all he can." -- DE Phillip Daniels on defensive coordinator Greg Blache.


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