Bears’ Justin Fields inactive, Trevor Siemian to start vs. Jets

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was listed as inactive for Sunday’s game against the host New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.

Trevor Siemian, who has thrown one pass this season, will get the starting nod versus the Jets (6-4). Nathan Peterman will serve as the backup for the Bears (3-8), who have lost four in a row.

Fields is nursing an injury to his non-throwing (left) shoulder sustained in last Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Fields has passed for 1,642 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 11 games this season. He has scored seven touchdowns on the ground and ranks sixth in the NFL with 834 rushing yards.

In addition to Fields, defensive backs Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon, wide receiver N’Keal Harry, offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood and Ja’Tyre Carter as well as linebacker Sterling Weatherford were listed as inactive.

The Jets listed the following players as inactive: quarterback Zach Wilson, running back James Robinson, defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins, safety Tony Adams, wide receiver Jeff Smith, tight end Kenny Yeboah and cornerback Bryce Hall.


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