Bears Rule Out 4 Starters Against Packers

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(670 The Score) As expected, the Bears ruled out four starters for their game at the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Offensive tackle Bobby Massie (ankle), linebacker Danny Trevathan (elbow), receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) and tight end Ben Braunecker (concussion) were ruled out on the injury report Friday. Defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (foot) and receiver Javon Wims (knee) were each listed as questionable.

Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) returned as a full participant in practice this week and wasn't listed with an injury designation, so he's in line to play. Receiver and specialist Cordarrelle Patterson participated in full Friday after leaving practice early Thursday after hitting his head on the ground.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks participated in practice this week but hasn't yet been activated to the roster. The Bears have expressed optimism that he will return, and they have until 3 p.m. Saturday to activate Hicks from injured reserve. He's been out since early October with an elbow injury. 

Kickoff between the Bears (7-6) and Packers (10-3) comes at noon Sunday from Lambeau Field.

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