If being a healthy scratch in the final preseason game is coach John Fox’s assurance a player has made the team, then count cornerback Kyle Fuller in.
The former first-round pick was among those who didn’t play Thursday against the Browns. Except for receiver Marc Mariani last year, every one of Fox’s healthy scratches the last two seasons has made the team.
Here’s a look at the regulars who didn’t play — both healthy and injured:
Offense: quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez; running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen; receivers Kevin White, Kendall Wright, Josh Bellamy and Markus Wheaton (finger surgery); tight ends Zach Miller and Dion Sims; and linemen Cody Whitehair, Josh Sitton, Kyle Long (ankle), Bobby Massie and Charles Leno Jr.
Defense: linemen Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman (concussion) and Mitch Unrein (concussion); outside linebackers Willie Young, Leonard Floyd, Sam Acho (ankle) and Dan Skuta (concussion); inside linebackers Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan (knee); and defensive backs Eddie Jackson, Adrian Amos, Bryce Callahan (hamstring), Sherrick McManis (hamstring), Marcus Cooper, Quintin Demps, Prince Amukamara (ankle), Cre’Von LeBlanc and Fuller.
Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, who is on the PUP list after having knee surgery in late July, also was on the sideline.
Fox mum on Sanchez
Fox called Sanchez a “great teammate” who has been “tremendous for both our younger quarterbacks” but wouldn’t commit to keeping him on the roster.
He said the biggest factor when deciding whether to keep three quarterbacks will be how the rest of the roster shapes up.
Pace: outside WRs possible
General manager Ryan Pace made it clear the Bears will consider bringing in outside receivers to replace Cam Meredith, who tore his left anterior cruciate ligament Sunday.
“We’ve got guys on this team that will step up, and they know that,” Pace said on the team’s official pregame show on WBBM-AM (780)/105.9-FM.
The deadline to cut rosters to 53 is 3 p.m. Saturday. Pace said the team will start examining the waiver wire around 7 p.m., with claims due by 11 a.m. Sunday.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz left in the third quarter with a knee injury. Safeties Deiondre’ Hall and Harold Jones-Quartey left with hamstring injuries.
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