The Bears ruled out all six players on their final injury report for Thanksgiving against the Lions, leaving behind everyone except Danny Trevathan for the trip to Detroit. So there are no surprises on the inactives list, which includes
Chicago will be down three starters on offense — WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) and RT Bobby Massie (ankle) — in addition to Trevathan (elbow), Adam Shaheen (foot) and special-teams ace Sherrick McManis (groin).
Fourth-round rookie WR Riley Ridley is active for only the second time this season and could receive his first reps on offense to help replace Gabriel, especially with Chicago also down its top three tight ends to begin the season.
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Detroit revealed Wednesday night that undrafted rookie QB David Blough would start behind center, marking the second time in 18 days the Bears face a Lions quarterback not named Matt Stafford, whose streak of 136 consecutive starts was snapped by a likely season-ending back injury in the Bears' 20-13 victory.
The Lions' lone relative surprise inactive is former Pro Bowl NT Damon Harrison, who's out with a knee injury after practicing in a limited fashion this week. One of the best run stuffers in football, Harrison's absence should bode well for the Bears' largely M.I.A. run game to gain traction Thursday at Ford Field.