As is typically the case in the fourth and final exhibition contest, Bears coach Lovie Smith is taking a cautious approach with players dealing with minor injuries.
Linebacker Lance Briggs (knee), defensive tackle Anthony Adams (calf), running back Marion Barber (calf), receiver Sam Hurd (ankle), tight end Kellen Davis (back), tight end Desmond Clark (knee), long snapper Patrick Mannelly and defensive end Corey Wootton (knee) are among those sidelined Thursday night.
Veteran Chester Taylor is suited up and expected to see action, according to Smith and offensive coordinator Mike Martz. However, Taylor's days with the Bears appear to be numbered after the running back left the facility Monday following a private meeting with Smith.
Final cuts are due by Saturday at 5 p.m. CT.