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Bears make Joique Bell, CJ Wilson signings official, send Kyle Fuller to IR

Bears make Joique Bell, CJ Wilson signings official, send Kyle Fuller to IR

With injuries all over the place, the Bears had a bevy of roster moves to announce on Tuesday night.

The most notable of those were the signings of running back Joique Bell and defensive lineman CJ Wilson, as well as moving injured defensive back Kyle Fuller to injured reserve.

Bell is a five-year NFL veteran whose played in 68 games in his career, most recently over the course of four seasons with the Detroit Lions from 2012 to 2015. In his career, he's rushed for 2,234 yards and 22 touchdowns on 561 attempts.

Wilson has spent the past six seasons in the NFL and has played for Bears division rivals the Green Bay Packers and the Lions, as well as the Oakland Raiders. He's played in 78 games in his career, contributing 111 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

Fuller hasn't appeared in any of the Bears first three games after appearing in 32 games over his first two NFL seasons.

Additionally, the Bears announced that linebacker John Timu has been elevated to the active roster and that linebacker Jonathan Anderson and tight end Greg Scruggs have been waived.

Mitch Trubisky officially doubtful as all signs point to Chase Daniel starting in Detroit

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Mitch Trubisky officially doubtful as all signs point to Chase Daniel starting in Detroit

The Bears designated Mitch Trubisky as doubtful to play Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions with a shoulder injury, as all signs point to Chase Daniel replacing him at Ford Field. 

Trubisky injured his right shoulder late in Sunday’s 25-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings when he awkwardly went to the ground and was illegally hit by safety Harrison Smith. The Bears did not hold a full practice with a short week leading up to Thursday’s game, but had the team held a full practice, Trubisky would not have participated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The Bears believe Trubisky could’ve played had their game this week been on Sunday, and not on an 88-hour turnaround from Sunday Night Football:

The Bears also listed tight end Adam Shaheen and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch as out for Thursday. Both suffered concussions Sunday. 

Daniel, who’s only thrown 78 passes in his NFL career, last started on Dec. 28, 2014 when then-Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had to miss a game against the San Diego Chargers at the last minute due to an issue with his spleen. Daniel completed 16 of 27 passes for 157 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in what wound up being a 19-7 Chiefs win. 

“The game is not fast to him when he plays,” coach Matt Nagy said. “The other thing with Chase that I've always appreciated is the fact that he prepares every game like he's the starter, if his time does come, he doesn't blink. 

“We ran into a similar situation where we had to make a decision with Alex several years ago. I think a matter of fact this one was literally hours before the game/the night before and Chase didn't blink. He went in and it was toward the end of the season and he did great with a bunch of backups against a playoff team in the San Diego Chargers back in the day. The confidence factor that he has, he's been with a lot of good quarterbacks. He has experience and you have trust.”

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Bears at Lions: How to watch, listen and stream

Bears at Lions: How to watch, listen and stream

The Bears have had less than 90 hours to prepare for their Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions, and Chicago isn’t even sure who’s going to start at quarterback.

It all makes for plenty of intrigue in a rematch between two teams that last played 11 days earlier. Here’s how you can tune in to the game.

Game Information

Chicago Bears (7-3) at Detroit Lions (4-6)

11:30 a.m. CT, Thursday, November 22

Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Television

NFL on CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo

Stream
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Football Aftershow on NBC Sports Chicago

Radio

WBBM 780 (Chicago)

Satellite Radio
National broadcast: XM 88

Bears feed: XM 226

Lions feed: XM 225

Coverage on NBC Sports Chicago

"The Warm Up” — 15 minutes prior to every Bears game this season, host Laurence Holmes, along with analysts Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, Matt Forte, will hold a special Facebook Live segment on NBC Sports Chicago’s official Facebook page — offering a game day preview featuring their expert commentary and predictions, plus - Bears fans will have also an opportunity to have their questions answered by submitting their game day inquiries via the “comments” section on the live stream.

“3rd Quarter Sidecast” — At the start of the third quarter of every Bears game this season, fans will also be able to interact with the Football Aftershow crew via Facebook Live (Facebook.com/NBCSChicago) as they watch and react to the first few series of the second half. In addition, the “3rd Quarter Sidecast” will also feature more fan interaction as fans can post their thoughts and ask their questions to Briggs, Brown, and Forte.

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