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5 Bears Set to Start in Pro Bowl Sunday

Eddie Jackson, Akiem Hicks, and Kyle Fuller will all start on defense for the NFC



    5 Bears Set to Start in Pro Bowl Sunday
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    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 16: Eddie Jackson #39 of the Chicago Bears returns an interception against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.The Bears defeated the Packers 24-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The NFL Pro Bowl is set to kick off on Sunday afternoon, and several Chicago Bears stars will be starting for the NFC as they take the field.

    On defense, the Bears will have a total of three players in the starting lineup, with defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, cornerback Kyle Fuller, and safety Eddie Jackson all listed among the top 11 players.

    All three players will be making their Pro Bowl debuts in the game after being voted into the contest.

    On offense, the Bears will have one starter, as left tackle Charles Leno Jr. will be among the starting offensive linemen tasked with protecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

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    Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is listed as the back-up on the lineup card for the game, meaning that he will see action later in the game. Center Cody Whitehair will also play, as he backs up Alex Mack in the contest.

    Running back Tarik Cohen will start for the NFC on special teams, as he was elected to the game as a return specialist. He should also see some action at running back, joining Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Alvin Kamara in a loaded NFC backfield.

    Kick-off for the game is set for 2 p.m., and the game will air on ABC and ESPN.

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