Bears Star OLB Khalil Mack Ruled Out Against Bills

November 04, 2018 - 9:56 am
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (670 The Score) -- Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack and top receiver Allen Robinson are among the team's inactives against the Bills on Sunday, as both will be held out for a second straight week with injuries.

After playing his first 70 career games, Mack will miss his second straight game while resting his ankle. He could return to action next Sunday at Soldier Field as the Bears begin a span of three division games in the span of 12 days.

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Mack had posted five sacks, four forced fumbles and a pick-six in his first four games with the Bears before suffering the injury at Miami on Oct. 14. He played the rest of that game and suited up for the following week, but the Bears sidelined him last Sunday and will do the same in Buffalo.

Robinson suffered a groin injury on Oct. 14 and reaggravated it a week later against the Patriots. He was held out of action last Sunday.

Receiver Kevin White is among inactives for the Bears, a surprise after he wasn't listed on the injury report during the week. White is presumably a healthy scratch.

The Bears are also without rookie defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (knee) and tight end Ben Braunecker (concussion), both of whom didn't travel with the team to Buffalo. A standout as of late, Nichols first appeared on the injury report Wednesday and didn't practice the following two days. Cornerback Marcus Cooper and tackle Rashaad Coward are also inactive.

The Bills will start third-string quarterback Nathan Peterman against the Bears. They're without rookie Josh Allen (elbow) and backup Derek Anderson (concussion). Rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is among key players on defense held out, sidelined with a concussion.

Kickoff between the Bears (4-3) and Bills (2-6) comes at noon CT from New Era Field.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.​