Bears rule out Jaylon Johnson, Buster Skrine against Packers on Sunday

The Bears are once again down two starters in their secondary.

(670 The Score) The Bears have ruled out cornerback Jaylon Johnson (shoulder) and nickelback Buster Skrine (concussion) against the Packers on Sunday.

Johnson will miss his third straight game, and Skrine will be out for a fourth straight. Rookie Kindle Vildor is expected to once again assume the place of Johnson at the outside cornerback role, while second-year cornerback Duke Shelley will likely fill the nickel spot.

Safety Deon Bush (foot) is questionable to play after he was limited in practice Friday -- which represented a step forward for him toward playing. Should Bush be able to play, he could assume part of the responsibilities at the nickel position.

The Bears also listed running back Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), tight end Cole Kmet (shoulder) and tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) as questionable.

Kickoff between the Bears (8-7) and Packers (12-3) comes at 3:25 p.m. CT on Sunday from Soldier Field.

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