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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.
    Oakland Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/25/16DBReggie NelsonKneeQUESTIONABLECoach Jack Del Rio said that there is a "good chance" that Nelson (knee) won't play in Saturday's preseason affair with Tennessee, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports.

    Nelson has missed the entire Raiders' offseason program nursing his knee and hasn't practiced at all this week. The road to recovery has been a bumpy one for Oakland's starting free safety, but his absence could be more of a result of the Raiders' wanting to see him at full strength before he suits up again. Veteran safety Nate Allen is expected to see an increased amount of reps while Nelson remains sidelined.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/14/16DLMario EdwardsHipQUESTIONABLEEdwards (hip) will not need surgery on his sprained hip, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.

    Edwards injured his hip while tackling Cardinals' running back David Johnson during Thursday's preseason contest. Edwards was given a four-to-six week timetable, but it was questionable if he needed surgery or not. Now that it's clear he just needs time and not surgery, he'll likely be able to return sooner than he otherwise would've, though his status for the regular season opener is still in question.

    (Updated 08/15/2016)
    08/04/16DBKarl JosephUndisclosedPROBABLEJoseph did not practice on Thursday for undisclosed reasons, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Joseph missed time in the offseason while he recovered from an ACL tear suffered back in October, but he hasn't missed any time in camp due to the injury. It's unclear if he's been given the day off for rest or if he's dealing with another injury of sorts. He should be considered day-to-day until more information is available. TJ Carrie figures to get some reps with the first team while Joseph is sidelined.

    (Updated 08/04/2016)
    07/29/16RBMarcel ReeceSuspensionSUSPENDReece has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs, CSN Bay Area reports.

    Reece, who will sit out Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs, is thus eligible to return to action after the Raiders' third game of the 2016 season. In the meantime, he can participate in all of the team's offseason and preseason practices and games.

    (Updated 12/28/2015)
    07/29/16LBAldon SmithSuspensionSUSPENDSmith (suspension) has entered a treatment center, ESPN reports.

    Smith's reason for seeking treatment is unclear, but it comes just days after a Periscope video titled "Fire up session" surfaced of an unidentified man, suspected to be him, talking about a hand-rolled cigarette shown on screen. In wake of that video, which appeared under an account previously used by Smith, the NFL has launched an investigation into whether he violated protocols required of a suspended player seeking reinstatement from a substance abuse violation. While that investigation continues, Smith's move to now enter a treatment facility hardly seems coincidental, and more details regarding his situation should surface soon.

    (Updated 07/29/2016)
    05/03/16TEClive WalfordKneePROBABLEWalford (knee) failed to receive a single target during Thursday's preseason loss to the Packers.

    Walford was the first tight end off the bench with Lee Smith getting the start. Walford remains the better fantasy option despite being listed No. 2 on the depth chart due to Smith's role as a blocker. If Walford earns more snaps than just obvious passing downs throughout the regular season, he could become a productive factor in the team's aerial attack.

    (Updated 08/19/2016)
 
 
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