GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers will be without starting right guard Byron Bell for the reminder of the season. The team placed Bell on injured reserve on Wednesday. Bell injured his knee in week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Four Packers players did not practice on Wednesday:
CB Bashaud Breeland (Groin/not injury related)
T Bryan Bulaga (Knee)
DL Kenny Clark (Elbow)
TE Jimmy Graham (Knee/Thumb)
Bulaga has missed the last two games with a knee injury. His status will be key to watch this week with the Packers playing in Chicago. The Packers were without three starting offensive lineman against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons sacked quarterback Aaron Rodgers four times last Sunday.
The Chicago Bears have one of the top defenses in the NFL and one of the best pass rushers in defensive end Khalil Mack.
The Bears have the no. 3 ranked defense and lead the league in takeaways. Three Packers were limited during Wednesday’s practice:
WR Randall Cobb (Hamstring)
LB Clay Matthews (Ankle)
G Lane Taylor (Foot)
The Bears listed one player its injury report, wide receiver Allen Robinson who did not practice due to a hip injury. The Packers signed guard Nico Siragusa to the active roster from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.