Mitchell Trubisky Inactive At Lions; Chase Daniel Starts For Bears

November 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
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DETROIT, Mich. (670 The Score) -- Chase Daniel, your table is set.

The Bears will turn to their backup Daniel after ruling starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky inactive for their game at the Lions on Thursday. Trubisky arrived at Ford Field officially listed as doubtful to play after suffering a right shoulder injury in a win against the Vikings on Sunday night at Soldier Field.

A 10-year NFL veteran, Daniel will be making his third career start. He's 51-of-78 for 480 yards, one touchdown and one interception in parts of 60 career games with the Saints, Chiefs and Eagles. Thursday will mark his first game action with the Bears.

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Trubisky's injury isn't a long-term issue and won't require surgery, the Bears hae said. The hope is that he can return for Chicago's next game -- in New York on Dec. 2. Playing on a short week contributed to the second-year Trubisky being inactive for the first time in his young NFL career. Veteran Tyler Bray was promoted from the practice squad and will serve as the Bears' backup to Daniel on Thursday. Cornerback Marcus Cooper was released in a corresponding move. 

Tight end Adam Shaheen (concussion), outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (concussion), fullback Michael Burton, tackle Rashaad Coward, receiver Javon Wims and defensive lineman Nick Williams are all inactive in addition to Trubisky. The Lions will be without rookie running back Kerryon Johnson and receiver Marvin Jones Jr., both of whom were ruled out Wednesday.

Kickoff between the Bears (7-3) and Lions (4-6) comes at 11:30 a.m. CT from Ford Field. 

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