Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: Hicks, Sitton in; Grasu out on inactive list

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The Chicago Bears lose a reserve on the offensive line but regain a starter in Josh Sitton. Akiem Hicks also will play.

Looks like the Chicago Bears will have two of their top lineman on both sides of the ball when they take on the Green Bay Packers tonight.

Akiem Hicks (foot) and Josh Sitton (ribs) will be active for tonight’s game after both being listed as questionable on the final injury report.

Hicks has been dealing with a Lisfranc injury throughout the early season but has dominated nonetheless. Tonight, he will aim to continue his strong play by terrorizing the Packers’ beleaguered offensive line.

Sitton, who missed last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, returns tonight to bring the Bears’ offensive line back to full strength. With the Chicago Bears needing to control the clock and protect Mike Glennon with a strong running game, his return comes none too soon.

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However, it will be interesting to see whether Sitton starts at left or right guard with Kyle Long back in the fold. Long dominated Sunday at his long-time right guard spot, which could change preseason plans to swap Long and Sitton on the line.

Hopefully, those guys can stay healthy all night because Chicago will be short one of its reserves with Grasu’s injury.

The third-year center injured his right hand Sunday and sported a cast on the sidelines after coming out of the game. The injury represents another setback for Grasu, who has fought his way back from a torn ACL last year.

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However, the news stayed good on the whole for the Bears as they aim to surprise the Packers in prime time. If they’re going to do it, they badly need Hicks to wreak havoc defensively and Sitton to help out the running game.

At least to start this game, the Chicago Bears will have those things.