Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th108.4 (17th)248.1 (14th)
Defense15th121.9 (27th)224.9 (7th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
06/01/17WRCameron MeredithThumbQUESTIONABLEHead coach John Fox said Tuesday that Meredith (thumb) will likely be healthy by training camp, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Fox also noted the thumb in question, stating the ligament injury in Meredith's left thumb is "fixable." While Meredith was able to get in some work with quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky in the first half of the offseason program, the wideout nonetheless joined fellow wideouts Kevin White (leg) and Markus Wheaton (shoulder) in the recovery room. The Bears' expected top trio at wide receiver, Meredith, White and Wheaton will wait to show their wares until training camp.

(Updated 06/13/2017)
05/30/17QBMark SanchezKneeQUESTIONABLESanchez injured his knee in practice Tuesday but is expected back by training camp, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The injury is reportedly nothing major, but it will keep Connor Shaw on the roster for now, after it was rumored he was released earlier Tuesday morning. Look for more updates to come once training camp rolls around. With the rumors of Shaw's release, it appears the Bears have solidified their quarterback depth chart, comprised of Mike Glennon, rookie Mitchell Trubisky and Sanchez. However, that could change if Sanchez's knee continues to be an issue.

(Updated 05/30/2017)
04/28/17LBRoy Robertson-HarrisIllnessQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
03/14/17DLEgo FergusonShoulderQUESTIONABLEFerguson (shoulder) was signed by the Lions on Thursday, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Ferguson has already been released by two NFC North rivals this the offseason due to concerns with the shoulder injury that kept him sidelined for the entire 2016 season, but the Lions will now give the 2014 second-rounder another chance. Ferguson produced 22 tackles, two sacks and three passes defensed during his rookie campaign with the Bears, but he's appeared in just four games since. He'll look to provide depth at defensive tackle in Detroit behind A'Shawn Robinson, Haloti Ngata, Khyri Thornton and Akeem Spence.

(Updated 06/08/2017)
03/07/17LBWillie YoungKneeQUESTIONABLEYoung (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Although it wasn't confirmed, the assumption is Young's absence is related to his rehab progress. Young is coming off minor knee surgery, and it looks as if the Bears plan to ease him back into action rather than rush him before he's 100 percent healed.

(Updated 05/23/2017)
01/25/17LBLamarr HoustonKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLEHouston (knee - ACL) is on schedule in his recovery, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Houston lasted until Week 2 last season before tearing his ACL for the second time in three years -- but this time it was in his left knee and not his right. Despite participating in the Bears' OTAs this spring, the 2010 second-rounder hesitated to say whether he's returned to full strength. Thus, it seems like he's not quite there yet, but it doesn't seem like it will take much longer either.

(Updated 06/24/2017)
01/25/17TEZach MillerFootQUESTIONABLEBears coach John Fox suggested Miller (foot) is tentatively expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports. "As far as Danny, Zach Miller ... they're going to cut it close for training camp, but right now they're right on target and that's kind of what we expected all offseason," said Fox.

Miller missed the entire offseason program while recovering from a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot, the same injury that wiped out his 2014 campaign. He came on strong late in the 2015 season and carried the momentum into 2016 with 47 catches in 10 games, but even if he's healthy for the start of training camp, the 32-year-old Miller could face serious competition for snaps and targets from free-agent addition Dion Sims and second-round draft pick Adam Shaheen. The Bears also improved their depth at wide receiver, suggesting targets will be spread around between a number of players in an offense that hopes to lean heavily on running back Jordan Howard. Between his injury and the makeup of Chicago's 2017 roster, Miller faces a difficult path to reprising the fantasy utility he had from late 2015 to mid-2016.

(Updated 06/20/2017)
01/25/17QBConnor ShawLower LegQUESTIONABLEShaw (lower leg), who was reportedly waived earlier Tuesday, will actually remain with the team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The reason for the Bears' change of heart stems from a left knee injury suffered by Mark Sanchez in Tuesday's OTA. Sanchez is expected to return for training camp, but until then Shaw will be bumped up to the No. 3 option on the depth chart. Unless Sanchez's injury worsens or Shaw can win over the approval of the coaching staff in the next week, it appears as if the 25-year-old's release will be impending.

(Updated 05/30/2017)
01/25/17DLWill SuttonAnkleQUESTIONABLESutton (ankle) signed a contract with the Vikings on Wednesday.

After being waived by the Bears a week ago, Sutton didn't take long to find a new home in the NFC North. A former collegiate standout at Arizona State, Sutton struggled to make an impact as a 3-4 defensive end during his three seasons with the Bears, compiling 60 tackles and no sacks in 36 career games (18 starts). Defensive tackle Toby Johnson was waived to create roster room for Sutton, who could have better luck fitting in as a tackle in a 4-3 scheme. He's expected to vie for a reserve role along the line in training camp.

(Updated 05/17/2017)
01/25/17LBDanny TrevathanKneeQUESTIONABLETrevathan (knee) will be 'cutting it close' in regard to being ready for the start of training camp, Adam L. Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Trevathan, who ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee late last November, has seemingly been questionable for the start of training camp all along. It isn't clear whether he remains a candidate to open the season on the PUP list -- which would sideline him for the season's first six weeks -- but since it sounds like he has some sort of chance to be ready for the start of training camp, that's probably not a concern anymore.

(Updated 06/16/2017)
01/02/17DBBryce CallahanHamstringQUESTIONABLECallahan (hamstring) signed his exclusive rights one-year tender with Chicago, Matt Eurich of CBS Sports reports.

Callahan played in only 11 games in 2016 but he recorded 32 tackles and five passes defensed as a depth corner. He'll likely be a backup corner once again in 2017, but he could see an increased role with the defense in what will be his third NFL season.

(Updated 04/19/2017)

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