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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)
    08/21/16LBLeonard 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)
    Minnesota Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/30/16TEMyCole PruittKneeDOUBTFULPruitt (leg) is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks after an MRI revealed he suffered a sprained MCL, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The second-year tight end sustained the injury in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers. He had 11 yards on one reception to go along with a lost fumble prior to exiting the contest. Pruitt and rookie David Morgan have been competing to back up Kyle Rudolph at tight end, so Morgan may have an opportunity to showcase his skill set with Pruitt sidelined the first few weeks of the season. Regardless, both expect to assume limited roles behind Rudolph.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/29/16DBMichael GriffinBackQUESTIONABLEGriffin got the start at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Sunday's preseason game, but left in the second quarter due to a back injury and was later seen leaving the locker room on crutches, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

    Griffin had one tackle before departing. He got the start in the third preseason game over Andrew Sendejo, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated the competition isn't decided. However, Griffin's injury could make Sendejo the starter if it's an issue for the start of the regular season.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/24/16DBAnthony HarrisUndisclosedPROBABLEHarris remained in the starting lineup at safety and had six tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's win over Chicago.

    Harris got the start with Harrison Smith out. He could start again next week if Smith remains sidelined.

    (Updated 12/22/2015)
    08/24/16DBTre RobersonHandQUESTIONABLERoberson is dealing with a broken bone in his right hand, Joel Badzinski of the Pioneer Press reports.

    Roberson suffered the injury during the Vikings' preseason opener and originally attempted to play through the injury. However, after the medical staff discovered the break, they held him out of practice last week, which eventually forced him to remain sidelined during the team's second preseason game against the Seahawks. Roberson claims he won't need surgery, but he'll still have to wear "medical gear" for roughly two weeks. It's a tough break for the 23-year-old converted cornerback, who is not a lock to make the final roster.

    (Updated 08/23/2016)
    08/23/16TERhett EllisonKneeQUESTIONABLEEllison (knee) has been activated from the PUP list, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Ellison suffered a torn patellar tendon in last year's season finale against the Packers. He's a key blocker in Minnesota's offensive scheme, so a return to full health could boost the running game. If Ellison isn't able to play, rookie tight end David Morgan has been drawing praise for his blocking ability and could see more snaps early in the season.

    (Updated 08/23/2016)
    08/19/16DBXavier RhodesHamstringQUESTIONABLERhodes (hamstring) did not play in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

    He hasn't practiced since suffering the injury in the team's second preseason game. It's very unlikely he'll play in the final preseason game, so we may not know his status until shortly before the first game of the regular season.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/13/16LBEric KendricksHamstringPROBABLEKendricks (hamstring) participated in practice for a second consecutive day Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Kendricks hasn't played in a preseason game after suffering an injury in early August. It sounds like he'll be ready for the regular season even if he doesn't appear in a regular season contest.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/10/16LBEdmond RobinsonUndisclosedPROBABLERobinson had five tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants, despite playing just six snaps on defense.

    Robinson started two games at linebacker with Anthony Barr hurt, but moved back to a mostly special teams role on Sunday.

    (Updated 12/28/2015)
    08/10/16LBBrandon WattsUndisclosedPROBABLEWatts had two tackles and played just 23 snaps at weak-side linebacker in Sunday's win at Oakland.

    Watts started at weak-side linebacker with Chad Greenway moving to middle linebacker while Eric Kendricks out with a rib injury. However, Watts has been coming off the field in nickel and passing situations, which limits his fantasy value.

    (Updated 11/16/2015)
    08/09/16DBTerence NewmanUndisclosedPROBABLENewman will not travel with the team for Friday's preseason matchup with the Bengals due to an undisclosed injury, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

    Newman missed practice both Monday and Tuesday, although the specifics of the injury have yet to be released. It isn't expected to be anything serious, though, so the Vikings are likely just being cautious with their 37-year-old veteran. Newman will remain in Minnesota for rest and recovery, but we should see his status updated by the start of next week. Look for Trae Waynes to take the starters' reps during Friday's preseason outing versus the Bengals.

    (Updated 08/09/2016)
    07/29/16QBTaylor HeinickeAnkleOUTHeinicke (ankle) has shed the walking boot he wore to protect his foot from further injury, Scout.com reports.

    Heinicke declined to talk about his injury after practice, reportedly saying it was time to go lift weights. If those were indeed his plans, his foot may be further along than anticipated. However, Shaun Hill has done nothing to relinquish his role as the backup to starter Teddy Bridgewater, and the Vikings project to carry only two quarterbacks on their active roster entering the regular season. Ultimately, Heinicke appears destined for either the practice squad or injured reserve list in 2016.

    (Updated 08/24/2016)
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