Six-time Pro Bowl center is the first alternate for the NFC behind starter Andre Gurode of Dallas and backup Matt Birk of Minnesota.
Kreutz is ahead of his good friend Dominic Raiola, named an alternate from Detroit, and Green Bay’s Scott Wells.
Also, checking in on cornerback Jaylon Johnson and a look at the last time a Bears quarterback played this badly and still won.
“I got a lot left in the tank,” Cease said. “I’d love to throw as much as I can, but we’ll have to see.”
Herbert more than filled in for Montgomery, running 20 times for 157 yards.
“Today was the worst one,” Cairo said of the Sox’s sixth consecutive loss.
Having a franchise quarterback matters more than anything in the NFL, and the single greatest priority for the Bears this season is to determine whether Fields is that guy. It doesn’t look promising at the moment.