For the Bears:
With Anderson sitting, RB Michael Ford will be active for the first time this year and will take Anderson's role on special teams.
The biggest surprise here is Minter, who was expected to be active for the first time this year following Henry Melton's ACL tear. Yet the team chose to go with veteran Landon Cohen, who was signed just a few days ago.
That says a lot about Minter's development in the eyes of the coaches.
For the Lions:
With both Burleson and Edwards out, the Bears should expect to see a lot of RB Reggie Bush in the slot.
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