Bears without Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Antrel Rolle

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Running back Matt Forte, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and safety Antrel Rolle will not play for the Bears on Sunday against the Broncos.

On the extensive injury list, though, outside linebacker Pernell McPhee was cleared to play. He missed last week’s game with a knee injury.

Someone in Forte’s camp Tweeted he would not play Sunday, even as he was working out on the Soldier Field turf almost two hours before kickoff. He suffered a strained left knee against the Vikings.

Jeffery has groin and shoulder injuries, while Rolle hurt his knee during Saturday’s walk-through.

The Bears’ other inactives include: receiver Eddie Royal, cornerback Jacoby Glenn, offensive lineman Nick Becton and defensive lineman Ziggy Hood.

Center Hroniss Grasu and safety Chris Prosinki will start for the Bears, while Vladimir Ducasse has been benched in favor of right guard Patrick Omameh.

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is among those inactive for the Broncos.

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