Sources: Bears may turn to backups

Updated: December 31, 2010, 8:38 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears maintain they plan to play their starters for the duration Sunday, when they face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, but multiple team sources revealed the staff has told some of the key backups to be ready.

With his team still in contention for the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, Bears coach Lovie Smith strongly stated the team's intentions Wednesday, saying games involving the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons -- also vying for ...

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