Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher calls Caleb Hanie a mobile quarterback who "throws a nice ball." But in Jay Cutler, Chicago lost something more. "We lost our leader for a few weeks here so we've got to pick it up a little bit."
The Raiders' walking wounded has seemingly gained a new member. Rookie receiver Denarius Moore was wearing a walking boot on his right foot as practice began Wednesday morning.
Sebastian Janikowski's left hamstring, which kept him out of Oakland's game against Kansas City on Oct. 23 and has hindered him ever since, is still a big issue. Even if it's not simply physical.
Tim Brown, Roger Craig and Ron Wolf were the only names with ties to the Raiders to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 26-person semifinalist list, which was announced Tuesday afternoon.
Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion in the scary-looking hit to the back of his head on Sunday, but was doing "fine" the day after and wearing a neck brace, according to Hue Jackson.