The Chicago Bears continue to be without the services of linebacker Brian Urlacher, punter Adam Podlesh and defensive tackle Stephen Paea. They also waived injured linebacker Dom DeCicco, who will need surgery and won't be eligible to be re-signed by the Bears until the middle of the season.
Urlacher is the big story, as he had a knee procedure earlier this month and has an injury that makes him questionable to probable at best for the start of the regular season. Podlesh has a hip flexor on his non-punting leg and it appears he won't be ready to start the regular season, though that has not been ruled out.
Paea has a lingering sprained left ankle that has bothered him for almost two weeks, and his availability has been pushed back to the regular-season opener. Safety Chris Conte has a separated shoulder and has been ruled out of the preseason, with the hope that he will be ready for the regular season.
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