No matter where the 2013 Chicago Bears go from here, let the record show they began the regular season with pretty close to a full deck from a roster perspective.
According to Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com, the Bears don’t list anyone on their Friday injury report. And as Adam Caplan of ESPN noted, the Bears are the only of the 32 clubs not to report any injuries this week. Indeed, Chicago was the only team that didn’t list a player on the leaguewide injury report released on Thursday.
The Bears did lose veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) for the season in August.
The Bears’ Week One opponent, Cincinnati, lists eight players on its injury report, with starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth (doubtful) after missing practice for a third consecutive day. Bengals backup cornerback Brandon Ghee (concussion) and reserve guard Mike Pollak (knee) are out.
Every other Bengals player on the injury report is probable, with starting defensive end Carlos Dunlap (concussion), starting right tackle Andre Smith (knee), tight end Tyler Eifert (forearm), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) and defensive tackle Devon Still (knee) all practicing fully on Friday.