“This is a zone blocking team that wants to run the ball,” Wootton said. “They’ve got a great running back in Rice. Their line is big and physical. They do a good job of mixing it up.”
NOTES: Defensive end Shea McClellin, who missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury, missed practice Wednesday but was able to work on the side with trainers. Long snapper Patrick Mannelly also missed practice due to a calf injury. ... Wide receiver Brandon Marshall decided to end his verbal sparring with members of the Detroit Lions. He had been involved in a spat with a couple players. “As far as my comments, it is what it is. I love the rivalry. It reminds me of . I won’t go there ... but it’s a cool game, and I look forward to seeing them in the playoffs,” Marshall said. ... The Bears signed seven-year veteran S Derrick Martin to a one-year contract. He last played for New England in 2012, but was with the Bears for two preseason games this season.