Bears’ Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal out vs. Chiefs
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alshon Jeffery is out — again.
The Bears announced Sunday morning that the wide receiver will be out against the Chiefs. It marks the fourth-straight game he’s missed, starting with Week 2, after injuring his hamstring during practice. Jeffery, too, missed the entire preseason with a mild calf strain.
Eddie Royal (ankle) will miss Sunday’s game, too, leaving the Bears’ starting receiving corps with Marquess Wilson and Josh Bellamy.
As expected, quarterback Jay Cutler (hamstring) will play.
The Bears’ other inactives included quarterback David Fales, safety Antrel Rolle, guard Patrick Omameh, tackle Jermon Bushrod and defensive lineman Will Sutton.
That means that rookie center Hroniss Grasu will make his NFL debut Sunday. Fellow rookie Harold Jones-Quartey will make his first NFL start, replacing Antrel Rolle.
The Bears listed an unheard-of 13 players as questionable Friday, but the following are active: outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (shoulder); quarterback Jimmy Clausen (back); right tackle Kyle Long (back/ankle); linebacker Shea McClellin (elbow); cornerbacks Alan Ball (groin) and Sherrick McManus (hamstring); defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (ankle); and offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje (ankle).
Last week, the Bears kept two players active — Sutton and Ball — with no plans to play them, due to injury. It will be interesting to see if that’s the case again, with any of the above.
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