Williams active for 49ers' game vs. Bears; Ford inactive

Trent Williams

CHICAGO -- The 49ers are set to get an important piece of their lineup back for Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Bears in Chicago.

Left tackle Trent Williams, who missed the 49ers' Week 7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts with an elbow and ankle injury, was questionable all week, but will play. Defensive end Samson Ebukam (ankle) also will be active, but Dee Ford (concussion) will not suit up Sunday.

Rookie cornerback Deommordore Lenior won't play due to personal reasons, while fellow rookie corner Ambry Thomas will again be a healthy scratch.

Rookie quarterback Trey Lance, who was inactive in Week 7 with a knee sprain, returned to practice this week and will back up Jimmy Garoppolo at Soldier Field. 

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The Bears, meanwhile, will be without star edge rushed Khalil Mack. However, defensive end Akiem Hicks is active and will play Sunday.

The 49ers (2-4) are looking to snap a four-game losing streak while the 3-4 Bears are trying to bounce back from a 38-3 loss they suffered to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7.