Bears safety Chris Conte will miss Sunday's game against the Vikings with a back injury. Conte was unable to practice all week. He played 12 games this season, recording 43 tackles and three interceptions. Also out are quarterback Jimmy Clausen (concussion) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad). Defensive end Jared Allen (ribs), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, and cornerback Al Lewis-Jean (hamstring) are all listed a questionable for Sunday. David Bass (knee), Ego Ferguson (ankle), Kyle Long (hip) and Marquess Wilson (knee) are all listed as probable. The Bears are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's game.
The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the Packers: cornerback Terrance Mitchell, offensive lineman Eben Britton, tight end Blake Annen, defensive end David Bass and linebackers Darryl Sharpton (hamstring), DeDe Lattimore and Khaseem Greene. Sharpton was ruled out for the game on Friday's final injury report, so his absence is no surprise. Annen was promoted from the practice squad Saturday as insurance for starting tight end Martellus Bennett, but the starter is active for Sunday's game.
The Bears announced Monday they placed defensive lineman Lamarr Houston (knee) on injured reserve. To take his spot on the roster, defensive lineman David Bass was promoted from the practice squad.
The Bears have re-signed defensive end David Bass to the practice squad. Bass has had an on again, off again relationship with Chicago this season. He was waived off the practice squad Tuesday, but returned immediately after clearing waivers.
The Bears waived defensive end David Bass Tuesday. Bass, who played in 13 games over the last two seasons, is a candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.