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  • Chicago Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/28/16LBJonathan AndersonShoulderQUESTIONABLEAnderson suffered a shoulder injury during Saturday's preseason loss to the Chiefs, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in May of 2015, Anderson was a resident of the practice squad for the first five games before receiving a promotion to the active roster In Week 6. He earned three starts along the way, compiling 36 tackles (30 solo), two passes defended, and one interception, while logging 30 percent of the defensive snaps and 32 percent of the special teams snaps. Currently, the severity of Anderson's shoulder injury is unknown, but he serves as a depth inside linebacker when healthy.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/27/16DBDeon BushHeadQUESTIONABLEBush is dealing with a head and neck injury and will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The exact severity of the rookie's injury remains unclear, but the Bears are likely playing it safe by resting him. Bush is expected to provide added depth to the secondary this season.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/27/16QBBrian HoyerRibsPROBABLEHoyer is dealing with sore ribs after taking a hard hit in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reports.

    Hoyer actually returned to the game for Chicago's final six offensive snaps, after No. 3 quarterback Connor Shaw suffered a broken leg. X-rays on Hoyer's ribs come back negative, suggesting he should be fine to serve as Jay Cutler's top backup Week 1 against the Texans. With Cutler unlikely to play in the final preseason game, David Fales could get an extended look under center, after failing to get a snap in the past two exhibitions.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/27/16DBTracy PorterConcussionQUESTIONABLEPorter left Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs to be evaluated for a concussion, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Porter appeared to suffer a concussion when a teammate's leg collided with his helmet. He previously missed time due to concussions in 2012 and 2013, but he hasn't had any reported the past few years. If Porter were to miss time in the regular season, Chicago's thin group of cornerbacks would be ripe for the picking. Fellow starter Kyle Fuller (knee) is already uncertain for the start of the season, and the team's depth mostly consists of young players that were either late-round picks or undrafted.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/27/16QBConnor ShawLower LegOUTShaw sustained a broken leg during Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    In the fourth quarter of Saturday's contest, Shaw suffered the fracture just above his ankle. He'll undergo surgery immediately, after which a recovery timetable will be plotted. If no ligament was damaged on the play, there's a chance that he'll be able to return this season. With placement on IR on the horizon, Shaw will yield to Brian Hoyer and David Fales in the pecking order behind starting quarterback Jay Cutler.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/21/16LBLeonard FloydHamstringPROBABLEFloyd (hamstring) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Floyd's NFL career hasn't jump started the way he or the Bears would have preferred. Chicago has witnessed its top pick from April's draft go down twice due to injury and the regular season is yet kickoff. Fortunately for the Bears, Floyd's hamstring issue does not appear to be long-term and he should be back to 100 percent in the near future.

    (Updated 08/23/2016)
    08/19/16DBKyle FullerKneeQUESTIONABLEFuller (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery this week and he is expected to miss several weeks, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The Bears didn't specify which knee Fuller had scoped this week, but this is concerning news nonetheless for a player that's had a history of knee issues. The ominous "several weeks" timetable puts his status for Week 1 in question, which would leave the Bears down one of their starting corners for the opener against the Texans. If Fuller is unable to play in the opener, De'Vante Bausby or Deiondre' Hall would have to step up at the right corner spot.

    (Updated 08/18/2016)
    08/19/16DBJacoby GlennConcussionQUESTIONABLEGlenn will miss the remainder of Thursday's game after being diagnosed with a concussion.

    The second-year corner out of Central Florida was taken to the locker room during Thursday's game to be evaluated for a possible concussion. The team's medical staff confirmed that he does indeed have a concussion, which will end his night. He got the start Thursday so the coaching staff could get an extended look at him in game action, but Glenn is more likely to end up as a fringe roster player when the Bears make their final cut-downs.

    (Updated 08/18/2016)
    08/19/16WRDeonte ThompsonLower LegQUESTIONABLEThompson missed practice Saturday with an ankle "problem", Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

    Thompson left Thursday's preseason game with a walking boot on his left foot, and this report clarifies that he's dealing specifically with an ankle injury. He's currently in line to return kickoffs for the Bears while also playing in a reserve role at wide receiver. He'll need to heal up in three weeks to be available for Week 1.

    (Updated 08/21/2016)
    08/18/16TEBen BrauneckerAnklePROBABLEBraunecker worked out on the side of practice on Thursday as he recovers from an ankle injury, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Braunecker is an undrafted rookie who faces an uphill battle to make Chicago's roster, as he's buried on the depth chart. The sooner he can return to action the better, and it appears he's nearing a return now that he's been able to at least work out on the side. Rob Housler and Gannon Sinclair will likely continue to see extra reps as long as Braunecker is out.

    (Updated 08/18/2016)
    08/13/16TEZach MillerConcussionPROBABLEMiller (concussion) was cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol, allowing him to return to practice Monday.

    Though cleared from the recent issue, Miller does have a lengthy injury record that includes multiple concussion. Poor health made it tough for him to hold significant roles in the past, but he's now locked in as Chicago's top tight end for however long he can stay on the field. With Matt Forte no longer in Chicago, the 31-year-old Miller may become Jay Cutler's favorite security blanket when nothing is open downfield.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/12/16DBDeAndre Houston-CarsonNeckQUESTIONABLEHouston-Carson suffered a neck injury in Thursday's preseason game, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The severity of the injury isn't clear, but it sounds like he could be sidelined awhile.

    (Updated 08/12/2016)
    08/12/16WREddie RoyalConcussionPROBABLERoyal (concussion) was cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol. allowing him to return to practice Monday.

    With Zach Miller (concussion) also cleared for Monday's practice, Jay CUtler should have his full complement of weapons at the beginning of the season. Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White will gobble up the vast majority of outside receiver snaps, leaving Royal to work primarily as the slot man in three-wide sets.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/11/16DLGreg ScruggsChestPROBABLEScruggs will not play in Thursday's preseason opener due to a bruised lung, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    It is unclear when Scruggs sustained this injury, but it is severe enough to keep him out of action in the preseason opener. The 25-year-old tight end currently projects as the fourth tight end on the Bears depth chart, so he is competing for a roster spot.

    (Updated 08/11/2016)
    07/29/16DLEgo FergusonSuspensionSUSPENDFerguson has been handed a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

    After notching three tackles in four games, Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve in October due to a nagging knee injury. Thus, his ban won't kick in until he's healthy enough to take the field during the 2016 campaign.

    (Updated 11/12/2015)
    04/08/16DLCornelius WashingtonQuadricepsPROBABLEWashington (knee) did some work on the side of practice on Thursday, Brad Biggs the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Washington was injured during last Thursday's preseason game and hasn't practiced since. The injury was never disclosed but appeared to be serious. His work on the side of practice is an encouraging sign that the fourth-year defensive lineman will be able to return to practice soon.

    (Updated 08/18/2016)
    02/15/16RBSenorise PerryFootPROBABLEThe Bears placed running back Senorise Perry on injured reserve Tuesday to reach the 75-man roster limit. He is in his second season out of Louisville.
    Denver Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/28/16WRCody LatimerKneePROBABLELatimer (knee) suffered a minor sprain during Saturday's preseason game according to initial tests, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

    Latimer appears to have avoided any kind of major injury, and should be ready for Week 1 against the Panthers. The former second-round pick will likely begin the regular season as the No. 3 option in the receiving corps, while Bennie Fowler (elbow) could earn that spot upon his return from injury.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/25/16TEGarrett GrahamShoulderPROBABLEGraham (shoulder) isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Jeff Legwold of ESPN reports.

    A shoulder injury has kept Graham on the sideline for each outing of his first exhibition season as a Bronco. With Jeff Heuerman (hamstring) also on the pine, Virgil Green has emerged as the clear-cut No. 1 tight end in Denver.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/24/16TEManasseh GarnerAbdomenPROBABLEGarner was waived by the Broncos on Thursday after undergoing an appendectomy on Wednesday, Mike Kils of 9News reports.

    Garner was competing for a spot at the bottom of the depth chart for the Broncos and his surgery couldn't have come at a worse time. It can take up to a month to recover from an appendectomy, which would be enough to keep the undrafted rookie out nearly all of camp, and is likely the reason Denver waived him.

    (Updated 07/28/2016)
    08/23/16QBTrevor SiemianShoulderPROBABLESiemian will be the Broncos' starter to begin the season the Broncos' official site reports.

    The decision hardly comes as a surprise given the ineffectiveness of Mark Sanchez and inexperience of rookie first-rounder Paxton Lynch. Siemian has completed 27 of 43 passes for 285 yards, a touchdown and two picks in three preseason games, including two starts. Those numbers are hardly awe-inspiring, so Siemian will likely have to continue to improve in order to fend-off a mid-season switch to Lynch.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/23/16LBDeMarcus WareUndisclosedPROBABLEWare (undisclosed) practiced in half-speed team drills Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9news reports.

    The Broncos looked like their old selves Wednesday with the returns of both Aqib Talib and Ware. While the quarterback dilemma is likely to linger on all season long, having Ware back on the field is a huge boost, regardless of form. In just 11 games last season, the 34-year-old registered 7.5 sacks to compliment 25 combined tackles. Ware is an unquestionable leader of Denver's defense, and the mere sight of him on the practice field is likely to lift team spirits.

    (Updated 08/24/2016)
    08/17/16TEJeff HeuermanHamstringPROBABLEHeuerman (hamstring) isn't expected to suit up for Saturday's preseason game versus the Rams, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

    After tearing his ACL in May of 2015, hamstring troubles continue to plague Heuerman in his first go-around at training camp. With offseason pickup Garrett Graham (shoulder) also on the pine, Virgil Green has emerged as the clear-cut No. 1 tight end in Denver.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/17/16DBShiloh KeoSuspensionSUSPENDKeo has been suspended two games for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

    The suspension stems from a February arrest for driving under the influence. Keo was probably already on the roster bubble, and a two-game absence to start the season won't help his case to make the team.

    (Updated 08/12/2016)
    08/15/16DLVance WalkerKneeOUTWalker has an ACL injury that will cause him to miss the entire 2016 season, Mike Klis of The Denver Post reports.

    Walker was carted off the field during Monday's practice, and an MRI confirmed the worst case scenario. The veteran defensive lineman was projected to backup Derek Wolfe on the left side of the line this season. Calvin Heurtelou now figures to slide into that role.

    (Updated 08/15/2016)
    08/13/16WRBennie FowlerElbowQUESTIONABLEFowler, who didn't practice Saturday, is dealing with a fracture in his right elbow and will miss a few weeks according to coach Gary Kubiak, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

    Fowler's Week 1 status is now in jeopardy given the timetable to return from his fractured elbow. Cody Latimer figures to slot in as the No. 3 option at receiver with Fowler sidelined, while Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders continue to lead the way.

    (Updated 08/13/2016)
    08/10/16DBRyan MurphyHamstringQUESTIONABLEThe Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.
    08/09/16DBTaurean NixonUndisclosedPROBABLENixon did not practice on Tuesday for undisclosed reasons.

    Head coach Gary Kubiak would only admit that Nixon had suffered "a little knick" during Monday's session. Thus, the severity or location of Nixon's injury is unknown, but Kubiak's lack of concern bodes well for his his health going forward.

    (Updated 08/09/2016)
    08/08/16DBAqib TalibLower LegPROBABLETalib (leg) returned to practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9news reports.

    Talib's roller coaster offseason seems to finally be approaching a halt. His leg is near 100 percent, and after a report earlier this week indicating that Talib is likely to play on Saturday, there is reason to be optimistic in Denver. The Broncos have a plethora of stability issues at the moment, so seeing Talib back on the practice field Wednesday has to be reassuring for coach Gary Kubiak and company.

    (Updated 08/24/2016)
    08/04/16DBChris HarrisHamstringPROBABLEHarris (hamstring) participated in walk throughs after being held out of padded practice, Troy Renck of 7News Denver reports.

    It was originally reported that Harris was being held out of practice due to his hamstring injury but it appears the injury isn't too serious since the corner got on the field for walk throughs. It's unclear how long he'll remain out but he should be expected back in full any day.

    (Updated 08/04/2016)
    07/30/16DLAdam GotsisKneePROBABLEGotsis (knee) divulged his knee is not yet 100 percent ready to resume practicing, ABC's Troy Renck reports.

    Gotsis had torn his ACL in 2015 during his final season at Georgia Tech, but although he was Denver's 2016 second-round selection, he will still need to get on the practice field to earn an early-season role during his rookie campaign. When healthy, he will compete with Jared Crick, Vance Walker and Kenny Anunike, among others, for a role in replacing the departed Malik Jackson along the Broncos' defensive line.

    (Updated 07/31/2016)
    07/30/16TEJohn PhillipsAnklePROBABLEPhillips (ankle) will not participate in practice Sunday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

    Not a guarantee to make the team's final roster, the ankle injury is a tough blow for Phillips, who appeared to have hurt it during Saturday morning's practice. Phillips will be evaluated again Monday prior to practice, but currently remains without a concrete timetable for a return. With guys like Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman and Garrett Graham ahead of him on the depth chart, it could be tough for Phillips to secure a roster spot, barring a spectacular showing during the preseason.

    (Updated 07/31/2016)
    05/26/16LBBrandon MarshallFingerPROBABLEThe Broncos and Marshall (finger) agreed to terms of a four-year contract extension Tuesday, Andrew Mason of the team's official site reports.

    Marshall shuttled between the practice squad and active roster with both the Jaguars and Broncos in his first two seasons, seeing action in just six total games between 2012 and 2013. However, he took advantage of an injury to Danny Trevathan at the outset of the 2014 campaign and has been a regular at inside linebacker for the Broncos in the meantime. In addition to back-to-back 100-tackle seasons, Marshall has tacked on 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions in 30 regular season games, while playing a key role in Denver's run to the Super Bowl 50 title.

    (Updated 06/14/2016)
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