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Inside linebacker Roquan Smith out of Week 12 game with hamstring injury – The Denver Post

The Chicago Bears will try to get past a few weird days and focus on winning the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field.

We have all day updates for the week 12 game.

Injury Updates

Bears inside Linebacker Roquan Smith walked out of the game during the Lions’ first practice of the second quarter, briefly entered the injured tent, then sidelined without his helmet. The Bears announced he was out with a hamstring injury.

Outside linebacker Sam Kamara was sent off with a concussion.

Lions running back Andre Swift also fell in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and was out for the remainder of the game.

Half-time: Bears 13, Lions 7

Andy Dalton threw for 220 yards and a touchdown and Cairo Santos scored two goals to help the Bears take a 13-7 halftime lead against the Lions at Ford Field.

Dalton completed 16 of 26 passes and led a 69-yard touchdown in two games. Dalton completed a 52-yard pass to Darnell Mooney and a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham for a 10-7 lead at the end of the second quarter.

Amani Oruwariye recovered Dalton’s pass to Damiere Byrd in the end zone later in the second quarter, but the Lions went nowhere and returned the ball to the Bears with 1:09 left in the half.

Santos had a field goal for 43 yards to end the half.

A Bears defense that got off to a bad start got off to a late start in the second quarter.

As outside linebacker Robert Quinn knocked out quarterback Jared Goff, Trevis Gipson hit the ball and got it back. Officials initially called Goff, but Matt Nagy disputed the call and it was canceled.

The Bears began cornerback Artie Burns in place of second-year Kindle cornerback Vildor, who battled the Ravens on Sunday, notably in their winning campaign.

The Lions took on Burns almost immediately. In their first practice, wide receiver Josh Reynolds beat Burns to catch a 39-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff for a 7-0 lead with 9:33 remaining in the first quarter.

The Bears hit the 10-yard line on a drive in which Dalton passed a 33-yard pass to Mooney and a 17-yard pass to Graham, who had a nice low catch. But Dalton threw back-to-back end zone completions on second and third downs, the latter nearly being intercepted by Oruwariye before tight end Jesse James hit him.

Santos then posted a 28-yard field goal to reduce the Lions’ lead to 7-3 with 13:24 remaining in the second quarter.

Inactive for week 12 announced

Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson will not play in Thursday’s game against the Lions as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

Robinson has been listed as questionable to play after he hasn’t trained all week.

The Bears previously announced that quarterback Justin Fields (ribs), running back Damien Williams (calf) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (ankle) would not play due to their injuries.

Cornerback Teez Tabor, tight end Jesper Horsted and defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr are also inactive for the Bears.

Bears safety Eddie Jackson will be back with a hamstring injury after missing the last two games.

For the Lions, wide receiver Trinity Benson, quarterback David Blough, outside linebacker Trey Flowers and offensive linemen Matt Nelson and Halapoulivaati Vaitai are inactive.

Justin Fields Update

NFL Network Reported On Thursday an MRI on the ribs of rookie QB Justin Fields showed he had “small fractures” in a few of his ribs.

It’s not a major injury, but worse than the store’s original report that initial tests showed his ribs were just bruised.

“We’re really lucky that it’s nothing in the long run; it’s definitely not an IR business, “Bears general manager Ryan Pace said on his pre-game show on WBBM-AM 780.” It’s more of an everyday affair. . We’re going to get through this game. The good thing about it is that you will have a little more time after this game to re-evaluate, not just Justin but other guys, get them back healthy and ready for them. to roll.

Bears coach Matt Nagy said earlier this week he was unsure whether the injury was from a single play or from multiple hits. Fields abandoned Sunday’s loss to the Ravens early in the third quarter after being eliminated on a 6-yard rush.

Thursday is the first game he’s missed since taking over from the Bears for then-injured Andy Dalton in Week 3.

At Halas Hall this week …

After the Bears’ fifth straight loss to the Ravens on Sunday, their short week preparing for the Lions was disrupted by a report that the Bears were planning to fire coach Matt Nagy after the Thanksgiving game. Bears president George McCaskey told players and coaches the report was not true, according to the Athletic, but it still put a damper on the team’s preparations.

Now the Bears will try to put that distraction out of their minds as they prepare to start Dalton for the first time since September 19. Dalton will start in place of Fields, who is recovering from a rib injury he suffered in the game against The Ravens.

Meanwhile, the 0-9-1 Lions will be looking for their first win of the season behind quarterback Jared Goff, who has recovered from an oblique injury and is set to start, according to the NFL Network.

Injury report

The Bears classified wide receiver Allen Robinson (hamstring) as questionable, while Fields, defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (ankle) and running back Damien Williams (calf) were ruled out.

Safeties Eddie Jackson (hamstrings) and Tashaun Gipson Sr. (chest), defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (ribs) and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (shoulder) have been listed as questionable, while wide receiver Darnell Mooney ( foot) was restricted on Wednesday but was not given a designation for the game, meaning he should be playing.

The Bears also moved wide receiver Isaiah Coulter and linebacker Sam Kamara from the practice squad to the active roster for Thursday’s game.

For the Lions, wide receiver Trinity Benson, outside linebacker Trey Flowers, offensive tackle Matt Nelson, cornerback AJ Parker and guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai are missing, and defensive end Michal Brockers and running back Jermar Jefferson are missing. questionable.

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