Burris to start

All indications pointed toward <!--Default NodeId For Chris Chandler is 292192,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292192]>Chris Chandler</A> starting in the season finale against <!--Default NodeId For Tampa Bay is 117,2005--><A HREF=http://buccaneers.TheInsiders.com>Tampa Bay</A>, but after being looked at by team doctors that changed.

Henry Burris was told Friday morning that he would receive his first NFL start because Chandler didn't get the okay to play after suffering a mild concussion against the Panthers last Sunday.

Despite the fact that Chandler fought the decision the Bears head coach felt it was the right decision.

"He says he feels pretty good," Jauron said. "He wants to play. He's not particularly happy this I must say and that's to be expected from a competitor like that but it's the right thing."

Burris didn't get a high percentage of the snaps this week as Chandlers took most the reps, while Cory Sauter, who will be the number two QB, got even less work running the scout team.

It could get ugly against the league's top defense.

Chandler started seven games and had a 2-5 record. He finishes his 15th season in the league with a passer rating of 79.8. He completed 64.0 percent of his passes, while throwing four touchdowns and four interceptions.

Bears linebacker Bryan Knight, who has been bothered for several weeks by a knee injury, was declared out of Sunday's game. Also out is TE John Davis, who never returned from the back injury he sustained in the Nov. 24 win over the Lions. Defensive tackle Christian Peter (calf) will sit out his third straight game.

Cornerback R.W. McQuarters remains questionable with a strained hip flexor but practiced for the second time this week and may be active Sunday. Safety Damon Moore (leg), defensive linemen Keith Traylor (leg) and John Stamper (shoulder) all are listed as questionable and were limited in practice.

The Bucs will start Rob Johnson at quarterback, while Brad Johnson will sit with a back strain, while Shaun King will be the backup.

"We're going with Rob Johnson for a couple of reasons," coach Jon Gruden said. Number one, we think he's a little more acclimated to game speed. And Rob has had some success and played well in the weather you're talking about [in Buffalo] and we think he's a talent."

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