Bears LB Briggs doubtful vs. Patriots

Lake Forest, IL ( – Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is
unlikely to play in Sunday’s game against New England because of a lingering
rib injury.

Briggs, who has missed the last two games, was listed as doubtful on Friday’s
injury report after being limited in practice all week.

Fellow linebacker Jonathan Bostic is also likely to miss a third straight game
with a back injury after practicing only on a limited basis this week. He was
listed as doubtful for the road game, which comes ahead of Chicago’s bye week.

Safety Danny McCray (knee) has been ruled out and tackle Jordan Mills (foot)
is questionable to play.

Everyone else on Chicago’s injury report is probable.