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NFL: Bears’ Matt Nagy not ready to name starter vs. Lions

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Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy was confident in identifying his quarterback depth chart on Wednesday.

As for the identity of his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the visiting Detroit Lions, that’s a cloudier picture.

Rookie Justin Fields (right thumb) was a full participant while starter Andy Dalton (knee) was limited in Wednesday’s practice.

“In regard to the depth chart … Andy’s the (No.) 1, Justin’s the 2 and Nick (Foles) as the 3,” Nagy said earlier in the day. “Starter will be sorted out once we have a clearer picture moving forward here. We’ll know more and we’ll clear that up.”

Dalton, 33, sustained a bone bruise in his knee on Sept. 19 during the Bears’ 20-17 win against one of his former teams, the Cincinnati Bengals. He sat out Chicago’s 26-6 setback to the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.

Fields, 22, suffered a right thumb injury during his first career start last Sunday. The Bears recorded 47 total yards (46 rushing, one passing) in 42 plays and yielded nine sacks in the loss.

Foles, 32, has yet to play since joining the Bears (1-2).

Outside linebacker Khalil Mack (foot) was one of three Bears who did not practice Wednesday due to injury, joining safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. (hamstring) and linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring).

Wide receiver Darnell Mooney (groin) and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (knee) were limited.

Also, veteran linebacker Danny Trevathan returned to practice for the first time since being put on IR. The Bears have three weeks to add him to the active roster.

–Field Level Media

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