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Bears S Eddie Jackson, LB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson active vs. Saints

Other than center Cody Whitehair, the Bears have their starting lineup intact for a big game against the Saints. Here’s a look at their inactives.

Jackson’s six defensive touchdowns are the most in the NFL since he was drafted in 2017.
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The Bears will play without starting center Cody Whitehair because of a calf injury, but the rest of their injured players will play against the Saints today.

Outside linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle) and safety Eddie Jackson (knee), both of whom got hurt Monday against the Rams, are good to go. The Bears listed them as questionable along with running back Cordarrelle Patterson, and he’s active as well.

One of their biggest concerns coming into the game was wide receiver Allen Robinson, who was in the NFL’s concussion protocol after getting knocked out of the Rams game, but the team announced he was cleared Saturday and will play.

Robinson has been the Bears’ best offensive player by far. He is eighth in the NFL with 44 catches and ninth with 544 yards receiving. He is their only player to post 100-plus receiving or rushing yards this season.

The Bears also have newcomer Dwayne Harris active. He will probably replace Ted Ginn as their punt returner.

On the Saints’ side, two-time all-pro Michael Thomas is out with ankle and hamstring injuries.

Here are the Bears’ inactives:

RB Artavis Pierce
WR Riley Ridley
WR Ted Ginn
C Cody Whitehair

OLB Trevis Gipson
DB Duke Shelley