Injury Report

The several players are questionable for the season opener, but are continuing to practice and progress toward playing.

Chicago Bears
CB Jerry Azumah Neck Out
LB Marcus Reese Hamstring Out
G Rex Tucker Elbow Out
TE Desmond Clark Hamstring Probable
P Brad Maynard Hamstring Probable
CB R.W. McQuarters Hamstring Questionable
RB Anthony Thomas Side Questionable
LB Brian Urlacher Hamstring Questionable

Detroit Lions
LB Boss Bailey Knee Out
T Matt Joyce Elbow Out
TE John Owens Ankle Out
LB James Davis Ankle Probable
DE Kalimba Edwards Groin Probable
S Brock Marion Knee Probable
DE Cory Redding Shoulder Probable
T Victor Rogers Thumb Probable
FB Paul Smith Shoulder Probable

SOMTHING'SA FOOT: Of the last seven meetings between Chicago and Detroit, five of which were won by the Bears, kickers Paul Edinger for Chicago and Jason Hanson of the Lions have each toed the game-winning blow in two of those contests. The first instance came in 2000 when Edinger kicked the Lions out of a playoff spot with a career-long 54-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to give the Bears a 23-20 win in the season-finale at the Pontiac Silverdome (12/24). Hanson made his mark on the first meeting of 2001 when he missed three field goals in a three-point Bears win (12/2). The Lions kicker got his retribution in 2002 when he ended the first overtime game played at Ford Field with a 48-yarder (10/20). Not to be out-done, Edinger came through in the clutch in the second Bears-Lions game of 2002 with an overtime winner of his own from 40 yards at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (11/24). In 2003, Hanson accounted for all 12 of Detroit's points, including a 48-yard field goal with 39 seconds to play in regulation, in a 12-10 Lions victory at Ford Field (11/9).

NUMBERSGAME: Several Bears players will open the regular season with a different number than the one assigned to them during the recently completed preseason. Most notable is the change of a pair of 2004 draft picks to the number that they wore in college. DT Tank Johnson will now wear the #99 that he wore while earning All-Pac 10 honors at Washington and QB Craig Krenzel will switch to the #16 he made popular while leading Ohio State to a National Championship. WR Daryl Jones(#82) and DE Alain Kashama(#94) are also wearing new numbers. The following players on Chicago's practice squad were given different numbers than those they wore in the preseason: LB Jeremy Cain(#58), DE Quinn Dorsey(#62), CB Alfonso Marshall (#22), DE Shurron Pierson(#98), TE Mike Pinkard (#86) and DE Cliff Washburn(#90). DE Darrell Campbell was given #67 upon being placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.

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