Marcus Harrison on Bears' inactive list

Updated: September 12, 2010, 4:48 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Defensive tackle Marcus Harrison headlines the list of Bears' inactives for Sunday's season opener against Detroit.

Harrison practiced all week and did not appear on the injury report, but the former third-round draft choice apparently hasn't done enough to earn a spot on the game day roster.

The other inactives include: Earl Bennett, Craig Steltz, Khalil Bell, Joshua Moore, J'Marcus Webb, Corey Wootton and third quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Bennett currently ranks as the Bears' fifth receiver after missing most of the preseason due to an injury, which prompted the Bears to only dress four wide receivers in Week 1.

Although Bell is technically ahead of Garrett Wolfe on the depth chart at running back, Wolfe is a core contributor on special teams, and therefore must be active on game day to justify his spot on the roster.

Steltz was listed on the official injury report as questionable, and is still trying to work his way back from a high ankle sprain.

For the Lions, free safety Louis Delmas will start, but middle linebacker DeAndre Levy is out. Landon Johnson starts in place of Levy for the Detroit defense.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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