Nick Roach will start for Bears
Roach replaces Pisa Tinoisamoa in the starting lineup for the third time in the last four weeks.
Roach, officially listed as questionable heading into Sunday, strained a muscle in his lower back/hip region last week against Detroit in the first half and was unable to finish the game. Roach, however, returned to the practice field on Thursday and pronounced himself fit to play on Friday.
The Bears ruled out Tinoisamoa for this game earlier in the week, but the veteran is recovering quickly from a knee scope performed on Dec. 3, and is expected to return in the near future.
Rookie defensive end Corey Wootton is active for just the third time this season. The Bears fourth round draft choice last suited up Oct. 17 versus Seattle, and has made only one tackle on the year.
Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.