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Bears TE Martellus Bennett to play against Packers despite rib injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Martellus Bennett will play Sunday night against the Packers after being limited Thursday and missing Friday’s practice with a rib injury. The Bears tight end was declared active by the team 90 minutes before kickoff at Lambeau Field.

Seven Bears were declared inactive: cornerback Terrance Mitchell, linebacker Khaseem Greene, linebacker Darryl Sharpton, offensive lineman Eben Britton, defensive end David Bass, linebacker DeDe Lattimore and tight end Blake Annen.

The Packers got better news with their inactives report: both their starting guards, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang, will play after missing practice Thursday with toe and ankle injuries, respectively. Middle linebacker Jamari Lattimore, though, was a surprise scratch. Sam Barrington will start in his place.