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Bears LB Tinoisamoa to miss Lions game with knee swelling

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears ruled out linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa for Sunday's game at Detroit because of swelling in his right knee.

Tinoisamoa tore the posterior cruciate ligament in that knee during last year's opener at Green Bay and didn't play much the rest of the way.

Tinoisamoa missed the Miami game two weeks ago. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday after sitting out the previous day, but he was unable to go Friday.

Nick Roach figures to start at strongside linebacker against the Lions with Tinoisamoa sidelined. The Bears have won four in a row and lead the NFC North at 8-3.

Wide receiver Rashied Davis is the only other Chicago player listed on the injury report. He was limited in practice Friday by a shoulder injury.

For the Lions, quarterbacks Shaun Hill (finger) and Matthew Stafford (shoulder) didn't practice this week and will not play. Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) didn't practice this week and was listed as doubtful. Offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus (knee) was limited in practice and listed as questionable.

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