McPhee contended with a knee injury from Week 9 onward last year, missing two games while recording just one of his six sacks on the campaign the rest of the way. After the season, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee and proceeded to miss the entirety of the offseason program. On Wednesday, general manager Ryan Pace relayed that he's unsure if McPhee will take part in any preseason contests, which leaves his availability for Week 1 up in the air.
McPhee had arthroscopic surgery on his knee shortly after the 2015 season, and was not expected to be at full speed until training camp, so this isn't shocking news. However, having the outside linebacker at full strength for the regular season will be vital to the
Pernell McPhee (knee) may not be at full speed for the Chicago Bears ' April offseason program, but is expected to be fully ready for training camp, the Chicago Tribune reports.
McPhee had five sacks in the Bears first seven games last season before missing two games and missing significant snaps in the last six games he played due to the knee injury. If he can remain healthy in 2016, he should continue to not only pressure the quarterback, but also be an asset against the run.
Pernell McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.
The Chicago Bears have been listed McPhee as questionable to play in advance of the last three games, but once again, he'll be available to suit up. However, the Bears continue to limit McPhee's snaps to reduce the strain on his knee, so he doesn't make for an attractive IDP target for the Week 17 slate.
Pernell McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.
Listed as questionable heading into the week after missing the Chicago Bears ' previous game, McPhee was able to participate in a limited fashion in each of the team's three practices. That was enough for coach John Fox to sign off on the linebacker's return, but there remains a possibility that McPhee could see a lower-than-normal snap count if he's not yet 100 percent healthy. The Bears have received good production from Willie Young and Lamarr Houston in recent games, and both figure to remain prominent figures in the rotation at the position even with McPhee now available again.
|P2||8/18/16||@ NE||8:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|7||10/20/16||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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