The Chicago Bears are down a starter heading into the regular-season opener against the Green Bay Packers:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 5, 2019
Tight end Trey Burton is among the Bears’ inactives for Thursday’s game against the Packers.
A groin injury (separate from the one that kept him out of Chicago’s playoff loss last January) popped up last week and put Burton’s availability for the lid-lifter at Soldier Field in doubt. And even though Burton practiced in a limited capacity throughout the week, he ultimately was not healthy enough to give it a full go in Week 1. Adam Shaheen is in line to take Burton’s spot in the starting lineup as the “U” tight end, with Ben Braunecker and Bradley Sowell sliding up the depth chart.
Quarterback Mitch Trubisky posted a 112.0 passer rating when throwing to Burton last season, which makes his absence sting that much more.
Here are the Bears’ other inactives:
- DL Abdullah Anderson
- OL Rashaad Coward
- WR Riley Ridley
- CB Kevin Toliver II
- RB Kerrith Whyte Jr.
- LB Josh Woods
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