Chandler's status in doubt

The Bears will not know who will start at quarterback in the season finale until later in the week.

Chris Chandler was knocked out of Sunday's game with a concussion, which marked the third time in seven starts he did not finish the game.

Despite Chandler's history of concussions head coach Dick Jauron would not rule out the veteran starting against the Bucs.

"Well, we're always concerned about any player, any player on our football team that has an injury of any kind," Jauron said. "We won't do anything to jeopardize him. I'll listen to our medical people and he'll listen to them and we'll go from there.

"Chris feels a lot better obviously today and he'll be re-evaluated tomorrow and probably on through the week. We won't really know much until later in the week."

If Chandler can't play then Henry Burris would start his first game in the NFL. He struggled in his first extensive action of the year.

"Henry gave us everything he had, he made some plays," Jauron said. "He ran with the ball effectively, I thought. And that's always been a plus and we've always stressed that with him. He'll get better as he moves along."

Burris completed less than 40 percent of his passes against the Panthers and threw for just 50 yards.

ROSTER MOVE
The Bears signed guard Jeff Grzeskowiak to the practice squad Monday. Grzeskowiak, a 6-5, 318 pounder out of Akron, signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent following his senior season and was released during training camp (8/25). A four-year starter at Akron and recognized as one of the top pass blockers in the Mid-American Conference, he started the final 38 games of his career at right tackle and earned the team's Most Valuable Lineman Award after helping the Zips set a school-record with 417.2 yards per game as a junior.


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