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Ka’Deem Carey will back up Matt Forte

Updated: September 5, 2014 2:24AM



Rookie running back Ka’Deem Carey will be the first in line behind Matt Forte on Sunday, coach Marc Trestman said Thursday.

How often the Forte leaves the game is another question.

“For the most part, I want to be on the field, especially when your team needs you the most,” Forte said. “And that’s basically all the time. I don’t want to really take any plays off or be out there, because that’s not advantageous to our offense.”

Trestman said Carey “got up to speed very quickly” this preseason.

“We don’t really know how it will transition to the real deal on Sunday and the weeks to come,” Trestman said. “But he’s learned the right at this point to have the first shot.”

The Holmes plan

The Bears have a scheme to get receiver Santonio Holmes into Sunday’s game, offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer said.

Quarterback Jay Cutler said his chemistry with the former Super Bowl MVP is “getting there.”

“He can definitely still go,” Cutler said. “He’s got a burst to him. He’s a longer stride than I thought he was going to be.”

Injury news

For the second consecutive day, fullback Tony Fiammetta (hamstring) was limited in practice. Center Brian de la Puente (knee) practiced in full for the first time.

Bills running back Anthony Dixon (hamstring) and linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee) were added to the limited participation list. Tight end Lee Smith didn’t practice.

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