Barrow (foot) was released from IR on Monday. Barrow was waived with an injury designation in the preseason and reverted to IR after clearing waivers. He could latch on with a team in need of special teams help or depth at linebacker.
The Bears elevated linebacker Lamin Barrow from the practice squad and terminated the contract of linebacker Sam Acho, the team announced.
The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders. Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week. The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play.
The Broncos have ruled out linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) for Sunday's regular season finale against Oakland. Defensive back T.J. Ward (neck), tackle Paul Cornick (toe) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (hip) were deemed questionable, while 16 players were deemed probable. Those included running back C.J. Anderson (ankle), linebacker Lamin Barrows (illness), safety David Bruton Jr. (calf), tackle Ryan Clady (thigh), tackle Chris Clark (back), running back Ronnie Hillman (foot), Peyton Manning (thigh), center Will Montgomery (knee), center Manny Ramirez (illness), tight end Jacob Tamme (foot), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (ankle, hip), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle), running back Juwan Thompson (hip, knee), defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (illness), cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (knee).
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is active Week 9 against the Patriots. Hillman was listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. He was never really a candidate to sit. The team will also have Lamin Barrow, Omar Bolden, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon McManus, Juwan Thompson, Louis Vasquez and Kayvon Webster. All seven players were listed as probable coming into the contest.