Signup now for internet telecast Click here —– eight-year veteran Royal was originally supposed to play between the second or third receiver role, but with rookie Kevin White potentially out for the year, Royal’s injury comes at a poor time for the Bears. Marquess Wilson (hamstring) has also been limited all week.

Injuries have also affected the Bears’ defense. Cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) and rookie defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (concussion) are the two key starters on this week’s injury report, with Porter especially critical given Rodgers ability to pick apart defenses.

Goldman, however, fully returned to practice on Wednesday since passing the NFL’s return-to-play protocol after suffering a concussion against Cincinnati the preseason finale. The second-round pick takes over for suspended nose tackle Jeremiah Ratliff.