RB Barber inactive for Bears against Packers

The Chicago Bears will be without their top two running backs

for Sunday night’s game at Green Bay after Marion Barber was ruled


Barber did not practice this week because of a calf injury and

was listed as doubtful going in. Chicago already was without top

running back Matt Forte, who will miss his third straight game with

a sprained right medial collateral ligament.

Kahlil Bell starts at running back for the Bears. Devin Hester

will play despite an ankle injury.

Josh McCown is starting at quarterback for Chicago. He replaces

Caleb Hanie, who was ineffective after Jay Cutler broke his right


Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be working behind a

patchwork offensive line because of injuries. Green Bay also is

missing wide receiver Greg Jennings (sprained left knee) and

defensive lineman Ryan Pickett (concussion).