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Trubisky Inactive Vs. Lions; Daniel Starts For Bears

November 22, 2018 - 10:38 am
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By Chris Emma, 670 The Score

DETROIT, Mich. (670 The Score) -- Chase Daniel, your table is set.

The Bears will turn to their backup Daniel having ruled starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky inactive for their Thanksgiving game against the Lions. Trubisky arrived at Ford Field officially listed as doubtful to play after suffering a right shoulder injury in Sunday night's game at Soldier Field.

A 10-year NFL veteran, Daniel will be making his third career start. He is 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.

The Bears have said that Trubisky's injury is not a long-term issue and won't require surgery. The hope is that he could return for Chicago's next game on December 2 in New York. Playing on a short week contributed to 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.​​