S Jackson, DE Nichols active for Chicago Bears
Bears DE Bilal Nichols (knee) and S Eddie Jackson (shin), neither of whom practiced on Friday and who were both listed as questionable, are active tonight.
There were no surprises among the Bears’ inactives.
QB Tyler Bray, WRs Kevin White and Javon Wims, S Deon Bush (hamstring), OLB Kylie Fitts, OL Rashaad Coward and DL Nick Williams will not dress.
To ease the wear and tear on his knees, Nichols is customarily rested on Fridays when the Bears always practice inside the Walter Payton Center on artificial turf. Jackson was held out for a similar reason.
“It’s completely just the turf,” coach Matt Nagy said after Friday’s practice. “We’re getting to that point right now where you’re getting to the end of the year, and it’s been a long season for these guys. So I want to make sure that with our training staff and these guys that we’re doing everything we possibly can to keep them where they need to be.”
RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) and CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), two of the Bears’ top special teams players who missed last week, are also active.
The Rams’ inactives are: RB Malcolm Brown (shoulder), DB Darious Williams, OLBs Matt Longacre and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. DTs Tanzel Smart and Sebastian Joseph-Day and TE Johnny Mundt.