Jordan Howard Won't Play vs. Cardinals Saturday


Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard did not travel with the team to Arizona as it prepared to take on the Cardinals for its second preseason game Saturday due a corneal abrasion suffered during Friday's walk-through.

First-round pick Mitch Trubisky, meanwhile, looked mortal after appearing superhuman in the preseason opener. Mitchell Trubisky completed 18 of 25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown while Mike Glennon added 20 yards in 2-for-8 passes.

With Howard sidelined, Jeremy Langford, Tarik Cohen, Benny Cunningham and Ka'Deem Carey figure to split the reps Saturday in Arizona. But Glennon eyeballed receiver Kendall Wright on an out-pattern and safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepted the pass and returned it 52 yards to the Chicago 43. Drew Stanton completed 11 of 15 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown while Blaine Gabbert threw for 53 yards in 5-for-9 passes.

Glennon then gained some redemption, throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Wright to cap a six-play, 44-yard drive and give the Bears a 10-7 lead with:36 left in the half. He ran 4 yards for a score.

The Bears then closed the half with a bang.

With one second remaining in the half, Arizona chose to have Phil Dawson attempt a 63-yard field goal. The Chicago Bears stumbled to a 3-13 losing record in the second year of the team general manager Ryan Pace rebuilding plan, but the Arizona Cardinals were a disappointing 7-8-1 streak, a season after winning the NFC West with a 13-3 winning record.

Howard is one of 11 players who didn't make the trip.