The Chicago Bears have ruled out QB Jay Cutler (ankle), LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) for this week's contest against the Baltimore Ravens. Josh McCown will start for Cutler, while Khaseem Greene will replace Briggs.
Long snapper Patrick Mannelly (calf) and defensive end Shea McClellin (hamstring) did not practice today and are listed as doubtful. Jeremy Cain will snap for Mannelly, while rookie David Bass will get his second straight start in place of McClellin.
Tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle) popped up on yesterday's injury report after sitting out Thursday's practice. He practiced on a limited basis today and is listed as questionable, although the coaching staff expects him to play on Sunday.
"[Bennett] worked today, probably 50 percent of the practice," coach Marc Trestman said after practice. "We tried to be smart with him. But he got work in today and did well and hopefully with 48 hours, he’ll feel even better. We got some execution done with him. It was good."
Offensive tackle Jordan Mills (quad) practiced in full and is listed as probable.
For the Ravens, the following players are listed as questionable:
WR Marlon Brown (DNP), knee
S James Ihedigbo (LP), toe
DT Haloti Ngata (DNP), knee
LB Daryl Smith (LP), thigh
CB Jimmy Smith (LP), groin
CB Ladarius Webb (LP), groin
All six players are expected to play.
The following players are listed as probable:
DE Chris Canty (FP), knee
RB Bernard Pierce (FP), toe/knee
WR Brandon Stokley (FP), thigh
LB Terrell Suggs (FP), neck
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