Earl Bennett Among Inactives for Bears, Cobb Active for Packers


Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the tarp on the playing field prior to a game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

They’re just getting the tarp off the field in advance of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers showdown with the NFC North title and a trip to the postseason on the line.  Both teams have listed their inactives.

For the Bears:

QB Jordan Palmer

OL Joe Long

OL James Brown

OL Jonathan Scott

WR Earl Bennett

DE Cornelius Washington

WR Chris Williams

Earl Bennett has been back home tending to a private family matter all week, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.  Bennett needed 8 catches to hit an incentive in his contract to earn back $500k of the pay cut that he took at the start of the season.  Expect to see more of Marquess Wilson and possibly Eric Weems

For the Packers:

WR Chris Harper

CB Jumal Rolle

LB Clay Matthews

LB Brad Jones

G Lane Taylor

C/G JC Tretter

DE C.J.Wilson

Obviously Aaron Rodgers is back, but one of his favorite weapons, Randall Cobb, is also active.  It will be interesting to see how this duo comes back after both missing significant time.