Mitchell Trubisky officially inactive for Bears at Lions


As expected, the Bears will be without their starting quarterback for their Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions.

Mitchell Trubisky was listed as doubtful for the 11:30 a.m. game, and he was included in their list of inactives before the game.

Chicago elevated quarterback Tyler Bray from the practice squad this week, a strong indication that Trubisky wouldn’t be ready to go.

Chase Daniel will make only his third career start and his first regular season appearance with the Bears.

He hasn’t attempted a pass in a regular season game since 2016, and he’s attempted three total passes since his last start at the end of 2014.

His years of experience in Matt Nagy’s offense should have him well prepared for his Thanksgiving debut, and general manager Ryan Pace invested heavily in building a strong supporting cast around the quarterback position.

Also out for this divisional matchup are outside linebacker Aaron Lynch and tight end Adam Shaheen, who both suffered concussions against the Minnesota Vikings last week. Rookie sixth-round pick Kylie Fitts is active to help fill in the missing snaps on the edge.


Wide receiver Kevin White is active for the first time since Week 8, a healthy scratch in each of the last three weeks.