The Bears return from their bye week for a Sunday night meeting with the Packers, but they may not have their starting tight end in the lineup.
Martellus Bennett has been listed as questionable for the game after missing practice on Friday because of a rib injury. Bennett popped up on the injury report for the first time on Thursday as a limited participant in practice, which suggests he suffered the injury during that day’s practice.
Bennett has 47 catches for 517 yards and five touchdowns on the season and the Bears would miss his production in a game they really need to win if they are going to get themselves out of the ditch they drove into by losing four of their last five games.
The Bears also announced that Michael Ola will start at left guard in place of Matt Slauson, who tore his pectoral muscle. They experimented with Jordan Mills at the spot as well, but he’ll remain at right tackle.