Carey finished the 2015 season with 43 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to go with three catches for 19 yards and a touchdown as a receiver. After being inactive in four of the Bears' first eight games, Carey saw his offensive snaps rise in the second half of the season, particularly when Matt Forte was banged up. Though the coaching staff placed a decent amount of trust in Carey, the second-year back was unable to do much with the opportunity, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. While Forte will become a free agent this offseason, rookie Jeremy Langford looks primed to assume the top spot on the depth chart if Forte doesn't return, leaving Carey without a clear path to a heavy workload in 2016.
Carey failed to see any offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Carey did return a kickoff 22 yards and was out there for five plays on special teams, but with the Bears only running 21 times in Sunday's contest, there wasn't any room for work behind the top two backs, Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford. Most of Carey's work for what remains of the season will likely come in games where the outcome has already been decided.
Carey (concussion) rushed five times for 17 yards and a touchdown in his return to action Sunday against the 49ers. It's the first career score for Carey, who missed the Bears' Week 12 tilt against the Packers due to the head injury. While he ranked behind Matt Forte (21) and Langford (12) in rushing attempts, Carey earned the trust of the coaching staff to stay on the field in the fourth quarter of a competitive game, when he came through with his first career touchdown. Carey could still factor into the Bears' game plan over what remains of the season, but unless Forte or Langford succumbs to an injury, he's not likely to notice a focal role offensively.
Carey (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Meanwhile, fellow backup running back Antone Smith is inactive, meaning Carey will be third string behind Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford for Sunday's game. Carey, who missed last Thursday's matchup with the Packers due to the concussion, is set to notice a decline in touches with Forte now back to full health. While working in a complementary role behind Langford in his last three games, Carey had amassed 116 yards on 30 carries.
Carey (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, CSN Chicago's Chris Boden reports. Carey made it through the concussion protocol and logged full practices throughout the week, but with Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford both healthy, Carey will merely serve as the No. 3 running back. There's a good chance he won't play any offensive snaps in Sunday's game.
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