Prince Amukamara, Anthony Miller ruled out vs. Buccaneers


The Bears will be short-handed at the cornerback position when they take on the explosive Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Chicago officially ruled out Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper, along with wide receiver Anthony Miller. The two cornerbacks are dealing with hamstring injuries, while the rookie is recovering from a shoulder injury that will not require surgery.

These injuries will set up undrafted rookie free agent Kevin Toliver II to make his first-career start on the outside opposite Kyle Fuller.

He came in after Amukamara left last week against the Arizona Cardinals, and now Toliver will be tasked with helping to slow down one of the league’s top offenses run by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Miller’s absence should create more opportunities for former first-round pick Kevin White, who has played only 26 snaps through the first three games. Joshua Bellamy also saw a noticeable bump in playing time last week after Miller went down with the injury.

This will be the first time this season that the Bears’ depth will be challenged. They'll have the bye week after Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers to recover for the rest of the year.

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