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Bears Injury Report: Mitch Trubisky will start Week 12 vs. Giants

Bears Injury Report: Mitch Trubisky will start Week 12 vs. Giants

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will start Week 12's matchup against the New York Giants despite exiting last Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams with a hip pointer late in the fourth quarter. Trubisky stacked healthy practices together this week and is good to go.

Trubisky wasn't listed with an injury designation by the Bears on the team's injury report Friday.

Right tackle Bobby Massie will start, too, after dealing with a back issue against the Rams. Meanwhile, linebacker Danny Trevathan and tight end Adam Shaheen will both miss Week 12 with elbow and foot injuries respectively. 

Trubisky's healthy week of practice only raises more questions about how serious his injury was Sunday night and whether Matt Nagy's decision to pull him from the game had more to do about his on-field play than the actual hip pointer. While there's no doubt Trubisky was limited toward the end of the Rams game, his quick recovery time suggests he probably could've gutted out the Bears' final possession had Nagy thought he gave Chicago the best chance to win. 

Week 12's game against the Giants will provide Trubisky with a great opportunity to continue building on his last two performances, which by the standards we've come to expect from him, were pretty solid games. Still, he hasn't played well enough to rule out the Bears looking for a replacement this offseason. If he struggles against New York, the calls for the team to move on will get even louder.

Kickoff between the Bears and Giants is scheduled for noon on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Soldier Field.

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Devin Hester one of six specialists to make the NFL 100 All-Time Team

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Devin Hester one of six specialists to make the NFL 100 All-Time Team

The NFL 100 All-Time Team just got a serious influx of speed and athleticism. Former Bears' legend and arguably the greatest special teams player of all time, Devin Hester, was named to the squad on Friday.

Hester played with the Bears from 2006 to 2013, racking up an incredible 31 return touchdowns (18 on kick returns, 13 on punt returns). Over his 11 season career, Hester collected a total of 11,028 return yards between kick and punt returns. Hester made four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams over his career. 

The 2006 No. 57 overall pick out of Miami (FL) dazzled from the start of his NFL career, collecting 1,128 combined punt/kick return yards and 5 touchdowns. 

But just as impressive as his overall effectiveness, was his penchant for rising to the moment. Hester's clutch moments included an 80+ yard punt return for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the infamous, "They are who we thought they were game".

And, of course, all NFL fans remember how Hester became the first player in NFL history to take the opening kickoff of a Super Bowl back to the house for a touchdown. 

Hester was a shoo-in to make the NFL 100 All-Time Team, as he is the NFL's all-time leader in kick and punt return touchdowns but even, so his game was about so much more than just the numbers. 

Devin Hester's unparalleled combination of speed and creativity in the open field delighted NFL fans in a way that perhaps no other player in history did or ever will. 

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears win again as they trounce the Cowboys

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears win again as they trounce the Cowboys

Sam Panayotovick and Seth Gruen join Kap on the show.

0:00 - The Bears win again as they trounce the Cowboys. So did Mitch Trubisky save his job or was it just one good game?

12:00 - The Bulls look for their third straight win with the Warriors in town. Plus, Sam gives out his best bets for the weekend as the guys preview the college football conference title games.

17:00 - Comedian Steve Rannazzisi joins Kap to talk about the dumpster fire that is his Knicks. Plus Kap thanks his Giants for helping turn the Bears season around.

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