Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th108.4 (17th)248.1 (14th)
Defense15th121.9 (27th)224.9 (7th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
03/14/17DLEgo FergusonShoulderQUESTIONABLEFerguson finished the year on season-ending injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald reports.

Ferguson was waived with an injury designation after injuring his shoulder in the preseason and was placed on IR after he cleared waivers. The Bears' second-round pick in 2014, Ferguson has one year left on his rookie contract and will look to make his first real impact since his rookie year in 2014, when he recorded 24 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and three passes defensed while playing in all 16 games.

(Updated 01/25/2017)
03/07/17LBPernell McPheeShoulder - LabrumQUESTIONABLEMcPhee is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After missing just four games over four seasons to start his career with the Ravens, McPhee has played just 23 of 32 games in his two seasons while battling through injuries with the Bears. Not much had been reported about him having a torn labrum before this news broke, but he was ruled out the 2016 season finale with a shoulder injury, so it seems possible that was when the injury occurred. If the 28-year-old can recover before training camp, he'll be counted on to have a significant role, especially in terms of rushing the passer, and his upside makes him a player who could be a sneaky IDP option in deeper leagues.

(Updated 03/08/2017)
03/07/17LBWillie YoungKneeQUESTIONABLEYoung had minor arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Young was an excellent free agent addition for the Bears in 2014, as he's recorded 24 sacks over three seasons, and despite the team having plenty of competition at linebacker, it would be a shock if he didn't continue to see regular snaps on a rotational basis. He'll only be an IDP option in deep leagues, and the majority of his value will come from his ability to produce sacks.

(Updated 03/08/2017)
01/26/17LBDanny MasonKneeQUESTIONABLEMason (knee) was placed on injured reserve during the 2016 season.

Mason hurt his knee during the Bears' preseason finale and was waived/injured shortly thereafter. After clearing waivers, he reverted to the Bears' injured reserve list and stayed there for the entirety of the regular season. It isn't clear if his knee is still an issue, but Mason will need to prove his health in order to land a deal with another team in advance of the 2017 campaign considering his contract with the Bears expired at the end of the season.

(Updated 01/25/2017)
01/25/17DBBrandon BoykinPectoralQUESTIONABLEBoykin (pectoral) was placed on the Injured Reserve list Wednesday.

This news is surprising considering the Bears just signed Boykin last week. They are remarkably the fourth roster he has been on in the last calendar year. His season has now come to an early end. Chicago subsequently signed Joel Ross to take Boykin's place on the roster.

(Updated 08/03/2016)
01/25/17QBJay CutlerShoulderQUESTIONABLEThe Texans are not believed to have any interest in Cutler (shoulder), who was scheduled to visit with the Jets until the team signed Josh McCown, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

With New York and possibly Houston off the table, Cutler is running out of potential landing spots that would give him a clear path to a starting job. A return to Denver might be an option, but it seems more likely the Broncos will just move forward with their young quarterbacks -- Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian -- if they don't acquire Tony Romo. It probably wouldn't be hard for Cutler to find work as a well-compensated backup, but it's unclear if he'd be amenable to such a situation. Houston's lack of interest in Cutler may stem from a belief that the team will land Romo.

(Updated 03/21/2017)
01/25/17DBKyle FullerKneeQUESTIONABLEFuller (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports.

Fuller's previous stint on IR ended Wednesday and the Bears simply placed him back on IR immediately, which means he won't be returning at any point during the final two weeks of the season. The 24-year-old was unable to make any appearances in 2016 while dealing with his knee rehabilitation and now heads into the offseason with two years remaining on his current contract with the Bears.

(Updated 12/21/2016)
01/25/17DLEddie GoldmanAnkleQUESTIONABLEGoldman (ankle) recorded 2.5 sacks along with 18 tackles in six games in 2016 before being placed on injured reserve.

Goldman's latest injury cost him the last three games of the season, and he only played six games in what was expected to be a breakout year for the second-year defensive tackle. In 21 career contests, he's compiled seven sacks, and assuming he can put together a healthy off-season, he could be a sneaky IDP draft pick with playmaking ability as an interior lineman.

(Updated 01/02/2017)
01/25/17LBLamarr HoustonKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLEHouston has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Houston famously tore the ACL in his other knee in 2014 while celebrating a meaningless sack in the closing minutes of a blowout loss. He bounced back with a team-high eight sacks last season, making this yet another major loss for an injury-ravaged Chicago defense. If there's a silver lining, it's that first-round rookie Leonard Floyd could get more snaps in what's starting to look like a rebuilding year.

(Updated 09/20/2016)
01/25/17TEZach MillerFootQUESTIONABLEMiller is progressing well in his recovery from a fractured Lisfranc in his right foot, CSN Chicago reports. "Everything's going great. I'll be ready when we get back in April," Miller said recently. "Everything's going according to plan, ahead of schedule. ... You just gotta put in the time and the work, and when it's time to get back in April and go through OTAs I'll just build on that and work towards getting ready for training camp."

Miller confirmed the nature of his season-ending foot injury for the first time and, by proxy, what wiped away his entire 2014 campaign. Meanwhile, he set career highs in receptions (47), targets (64), and yards (486), while reaching the end zone four times in 10 games before the ailment forced him to the sideline. If he indeed fulfills his expectation and takes part in the offseason program, he'll very likely retain his role as the Bears' top tight end, though the team could strike in what's expected to be a TE-heavy draft class.

(Updated 02/15/2017)
01/25/17WREddie RoyalToeQUESTIONABLEThe Bears are expected to release Royal (toe) once he can pass a physical, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Royal had surgery in late December to repair a turf toe injury, finishing his second season in Chicago with 33 catches for 369 yards and a pair of touchdowns in nine games. He's been an effective slot receiver for the Bears when healthy, but his age (30) and 2017 base salary ($5 million) seemingly make him a poor fit for the rebuilding Chicago offense. Assuming the toe heals as expected, Royal shouldn't have much trouble finding another job as a slot specialist and potential return man. It's unclear when he'll be able to pass a physical.

(Updated 03/08/2017)
01/25/17QBConnor ShawLower LegQUESTIONABLEShaw (leg) was re-signed by the Bears on Saturday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Shaw was likely to reach a deal with Chicago at some point, having entered the offseason as a restricted free agent. After missing the entire 2016 season with a broken leg, Shaw figures to remain buried on the depth chart at quarterback, but there is uncertainty surrounding who will be the top two options when the regular season rolls around.

(Updated 03/04/2017)
01/25/17DLWill SuttonAnkleQUESTIONABLESutton (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sutton's season comes to an end after he was spotted in a walking boot after Sunday's lose to the Buccaneers. He registered 15 tackles this season playing primarily as a reserve defensive end and special teams contributor. The Bears' defense has been ravaged by injuries this season, as Eddie Goldman is now the only nose tackle on the active roster.

(Updated 11/15/2016)
01/25/17LBDanny TrevathanKneeQUESTIONABLEAccording to general manager Ryan Pace, Trevathan (knee) may start next season on the physically unable to perform list, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Trevathan ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee during Week 12's loss to the Titans, ending his first season with the Bears in a disappointing fashion. The injury is very severe, but as Pace noted, "it's an injury he can fully recover from." Look for more updates to come throughout the offseason as the linebacker continues his rehabilitation in the hopes of suiting up during the 2017 season.

(Updated 01/04/2017)
01/25/17WRKevin WhiteLower LegQUESTIONABLEWhite (fibula) and Cameron Meredith project as the Bears' starting wide receivers, CSN Chicago reports.

The Bears replaced Alshon Jeffery with Markus Wheaton, who projects as more of a No. 3 or 4 receiver than a starter. The team could still add more talent at the position, but the Bears are probably content to go to battle with White and Cameron Meredith as the primary targets for quarterback Mike Glennon. General manager Ryan Pace said White is coming along fast in his recovery from the broken fibula that ended his 2016 season after Week 4. The 2015 first-round selection missed all of 2015 with a broken tibia in the same leg.

(Updated 03/11/2017)
01/25/17WRMarquess WilsonFootQUESTIONABLEWilson (foot) is set to become an unrestricted free agent, ChicagoBears.com reports.

A 2013 seventh-round selection, Wilson had multiple chances to serve as either the Bears' second or third receiver, but he never proved worthy of a key role, catching only 56 passes for 777 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games. Coming off an injury-marred season, he'll presumably have to settle for a modest contract, be it with the Bears or another franchise. With Alshon Jeffery also set to hit free agency and Eddie Royal (toe) shaping up as a likely cap casualty, the Chicago receiving corps may be left in the hands of Cameron Meredith and Kevin White (fibula).

(Updated 03/08/2017)
01/02/17DBDeon BushAnkleQUESTIONABLEBush (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bush was a limited participant in Friday's practice session, but ultimately wasn't up to the task for the team's final contest of the season. Harold Jones-Quartey should start at strong safety Sunday, with Demontre Hurst potentially subbing in if needed.

(Updated 01/01/2017)
01/02/17DBBryce CallahanHamstringQUESTIONABLECallahan (hamstring), an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered by the Bears on Monday.

Callahan was limited to just 11 games last season due to a combination of hamstring, knee, and head injuries, but he still set career highs in tackles (32) and passes defended (five). While it isn't clear if he's recovered from the hamstring injury that prevented him from taking part in the season finale, there doesn't appear to be any concern over his availability for the offseason program.

(Updated 03/06/2017)
01/02/17LBLeonard FloydConcussionQUESTIONABLEFloyd (concussion) finished his rookie season with seven sacks, a forced fumble and 33 tackles in 12 games.

Floyd was on a tear over a five-game stretch that started on October 20, when he notched 6.5 sacks, but otherwise, he only picked up a half a sack over his other seven games. He'll be in the second of a five-year contract in 2017 as a player who's expected to be a cornerstone of the defense, as this year's inconsistency can likely be attributed to rookie growing pains. He should be considered as an upside option in IDP drafts next season.

(Updated 01/02/2017)
 

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