LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A swollen neck disc may prevent Chicago Bears veteran tight end Desmond Clark from suiting up Sunday night against the Eagles. Clark is a spectator once again at Thursday's practice, the third consecutive workout he has missed this week. Clark initially hurt his neck during the Arizona loss, then re-aggravated it in San Francisco, and had to exit the Niners loss early.
The veteran has always been a model of consistency, failing to play in only four games since signing with the Bears in 2003.
Clark was inactive versus Pittsburgh and Seattle because of a broken rib suffered opening night in Green Bay.
Center Olin Kreutz has returned to action after missing the past two practices with a back ailment.