By Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune reporter
9:41 PM EST, November 30, 2012
Dane Sanzenbacher has been inactive for eight of the first 11 games, and the second-year receiver has just one catch for 7 yards this season.
But Sanzenbacher might get some meaningful playing time Sunday.
Devin Hester is out with a concussion and rookie Alshon Jeffery continues to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery. That means Eric Weems and Sanzenbacher have to step into the receiver rotation along with Brandon Marshall and Earl Bennett.
Sanzenbacher says he's ready.
"It has been a weird season, being in and out of there and being active and inactive,'' Sanzenbacher said. "But I'm obviously excited to contribute where I can.''
Sanzenbacher had two catches for 26 yards in last year's 38-14 lost to the Seahawks.
Injury update: Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and Matt Forte all had full participation in practice Friday and are set to play against the Seahawks.
Briggs and Forte are recovering from right ankle injuries, while a source told the Tribune that Tillman is dealing with a chipped bone in his right foot.
All three are listed a probable.
Kellen Davis (left ankle), Stephen Paea (shoulder), and Edwin Williams (shoulder) are probable.
For Seattle, cornerback Marcus Trufant is doubtful with a hamstring injury, while defensive end Red Bryant (foot), linebacker LeRoy Hill (ankle), and receiver Sidney Rice (calf) are questionable.
Smith on Pardee: Bears coach Lovie Smith took a moment after practice to acknowledge longtime NFL coach and player coach Jack Pardee, who is battling gall bladder cancer. Pardee coached the Bears to a 20-22 record from 1975-77, taking the Bears to the postseason in his last season for the first time since 1963.
"We've had a lot of great players come through here and coaches who really have contributed to what we've done and our history, I'm talking about the Chicago Bears. Jack Pardee is one of them, so our prayers definitely go out to him,'' Smith said. "I know he's battling a serious disease. Jack has done an awful lot for us and we're definitely thinking about him."
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