Back to the Chicago Bears Newsfeed

Matt Eberflus: Starters will play vs. Seahawks — but not much

Bears coach Matt Eberflus said starters will play against the Seahawks on Thursday night at Lumen Field, but probably just a cameo, with the Bears coming off a short week following the preseason opener Saturday against the Chiefs.

“It’s [on an] individual basis,” Eberflus said “And it’s a little bit shorter this time, because it’s a short week, so we’re not going to put stress on their bodies.

Eberflus said some starters will play 6-10 snaps. Others might get 20. But it won’t be the “dress rehearsal” that usually precedes the preseason finale.

With only three preseason games because of the 17th regular-season game, the previous preseason routine has been altered.