The Chicago Bears host the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. As their final preseason game of the year, don't expect to see much, if any, of the starters. This game is about the backups and fringe players making their final cases before roster cuts on Saturday.
Brandon Weeden and the Browns looked great in the first two preseason games, but they faceplanted in last week's 27-6 loss to the Colts. Weeden completed just 12 of 25 passes for 105 yards. He will likely play just a series or two on Thursday before making way for Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer. Montario Hardesty was officially placed on injured reserve, so Brandon Jackson, Chris Ogbonnaya, Miguel Maysonet and Jamaine Cook will be competing for the backup spot behind Trent Richardson.
The Bears will be without Brandon Marshall, as he was excused from the team for four days on Wednesday. Earl Bennett is also out with a concussion, so Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, Eric Weems and Joseph Anderson look to see plenty of time on Thursday.
Thursday, August 29, 8 p.m. ET
Soldier Field, Chicago
Bears: WFLD FOX 32
Browns: WKYC NBC 3
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Bears: WBBM AM 780
Browns: WKNR AM 850, WKRK FM 92.3