Bears safety Deon Bush will miss his second straight game Sunday against the Panthers with a hamstring injury that prevented him from practicing this week.
Defensive end Brent Urban (knee) is questionable after being limited in Friday's workout, while safety Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and offensive lineman Alex Bars (shoulder) are also questionable after practicing without limitations.
Bars replaced James Daniels at left guard early in the second half of last Thursday night's win over the Buccaneers after Daniels sustained a season-ending chest injury. The Bears have declined to reveal whether Bars will make his first NFL start Sunday in Carolina. Bars signed with the Bears last year as an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame and appeared in five games as a rookie, all as a reserve.
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For the Panthers, receiver Curtis Samuel (knee), defensive tackle Zach Kerr (toe) and cornerbacks Eli Apple (hamstring) and Donte Jackson (toe) are all questionable.
Earlier this week, the Panthers placed two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short (shoulder) and rookie defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle) on injured reserve and put center Tyler Larsen on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
UPDATE: Later on Friday the Bears activated veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins from injured reserve and listed him as questionable for Sunday's game. Jenkins was placed on injured reserve Sept. 24 after hurting his thumb in a Week 2 win over the Giants. According to a rule implemented for this season only due to COVID-19, an unlimited number of players can return to the active roster after spending three games on injured reserve.