At least on paper, the Bears' timid passing attack should become more aggressive Sunday against the Packers because of the addition of veterans Dontrelle Inman and Markus Wheaton.

Inman has yet to play for the Bears after being acquired from the Los Angeles Chargers for a conditional sixth-round pick on Oct. 26. Praised by coaches for his smarts, the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder already has a firm grasp of the playbook thanks to the bye week.

Wheaton has been with the Bears all season -- not that you'd notice.

Signed in free agency to a two-year, $11 million contract that included $6 million guaranteed, Wheaton has yet to earn even a fraction of that because of injury and illness.

He was sidelined at the start of training camp by appendicitis surgery. On his first day back at practice in Bourbonnais, he suffered a broken finger, which caused him to miss the first two regular-season games.

He caught his first, and only, pass of the season in Week Five but went down with a groin injury the next week