Mack, Smith Ready For Roles Against Packers

September 09, 2018 - 5:58 pm
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (670 The Score) -- After being active in practice during the week, Bears linebackers Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith are both slated for roles in the regular-season opener against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday evening.

Mack and Smith are both active as part of the Bears' 46 eligible to play against the Packers, but each should have limited workloads. Both are expected to play around 20 to 30 snaps in Green Bay as the team works with caution, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Mack joined the Bears last week after being acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Raiders, while Smith missed the entire preseason while dealing with a rookie contract impasse and then experiencing hamstring tightness a week after reporting.

The Bears' inactives are safety DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm/back), tight end Daniel Brown (shoulder), receiver Javon Wims, defensive lineman Bilal Nichols, cornerback Kevin Toliver, outside linebacker Kylie Fitts and tackle Rashaad Coward.

Outside linebacker Aaron Lynch is also active after missing the entire preseason with a hamstring injury. Lynch joined the Bears for practice this week after ramping back up late in August.

The Packers' inactives are quarterback Tim Boyle, receiver Trevor Davis, safety Josh Jones, safety Raven Greene, linebacker Oren Burks, guard Alex Light and receiver J'Mon Moore

Kickoff between the Bears and Packers comes at 7:20 p.m. CT from Lambeau Field.

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