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.
Pernell McPhee (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.
McPhee returned to limited practices this week, perhaps giving him a chance to return after missing just one game. His return would likely provide a sizable boost for the shaky Chicago defense, as McPhee is the best player in the team's front seven when he's healthy.
Pernell McPhee (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
The Chicago Bears will start Willie Young at one of the outside linebacker spots in McPhee's place, according to ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson. After an excellent first half of the season in which he recorded five sacks, McPhee's productivity has really tailed off over the last several games, due in large part to the ongoing knee problems that have frequently limited him in practice. The pain in McPhee's knee was too much for him to even get on the field in any capacity during practices this week.
Pernell McPhee (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Even with McPhee's production tailing off the last few weeks, this is still a huge loss for the inconsistent Chicago defense. He's easily the best player in the team's front seven, but the Chicago Bears do at least have solid depth at outside linebacker. Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Sam Acho are all candidates to take on some of McPhee's snaps.
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
Men's Klew Navy Chicago Bears On the Fifty Matchup Hooded Long Sleeve T-Shirt Shop Now!