Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th108.4 (17th)248.1 (14th)
Defense15th121.9 (27th)224.9 (7th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
49Acho, Sam DE6-32609/6/19886Texas
76Adams, Mike T6-73233/10/19905Ohio State
45Addison, Bralon WR5-919710/12/1993ROregon
38Amos, Adrian SAF6-02144/29/19932Penn State
 Anderson, Jonathan LB6-123510/27/19912Texas Christian
 Anderson, Dres WR6-21907/20/19922Utah
35Banks, Johnthan DB6-218510/3/19894Mississippi State
12Barkley, Matt QB6-22279/8/19904USC
4Barth, Connor K5-112004/11/19867North Carolina
 Bausby, DeVante CB6-21901/15/19931Pittsburg State
71Becton, Nick T6-63222/11/19904Virginia Tech
11Bellamy, Josh WR6-02115/18/19892Louisville
25Boykin, Brandon DB5-101827/13/19905Georgia
84Braunecker, Ben TE6-42552/7/1994RHarvard
83Braverman, Daniel WR5-101859/28/1993RWestern Michigan
85Brown, Daniel WR6-52435/26/19922James Madison
74Bullard, Jonathan DE6-329010/22/1993RFlorida
26Bush, Deon SAF6-02008/14/1993RMiami (Fla.)
37Callahan, Bryce CB5-919110/23/19912Rice
25Carey, Ka'Deem RB5-1021510/30/19923Arizona
 Cobb, David RB5-112296/3/19932Minnesota
6Cutler, Jay QB6-32314/29/198311Vanderbilt
60Edison, Cornelius C6-33097/10/19931Portland State
9Fales, David QB6-121210/4/19902San Jose State
95Ferguson, Ego DT6-23009/22/19913Louisiana State
94Floyd, Leonard LB6-32409/8/1992RGeorgia
50Freeman, Jerrell LB6-02365/1/19865Mary Hardin-Baylor
23Fuller, Kyle DB5-111902/16/19923Virginia Tech
 Glenn, Jacoby CB6-01858/4/19932Central Florida
91Goldman, Eddie DT6-43201/6/19942Florida State
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33038/12/19912Oregon
32Hall, Deiondre' SAF6-22015/31/1994RNorthern Iowa
96Hicks, Akiem DE6-533611/16/19895Regina (Canada)
99Houston, Lamarr DT6-32746/24/19877Texas
36Houston-Carson, DeAndre SAF6-12034/13/1993RWilliam & Mary
24Howard, Jordan RB6-022211/2/1994RIndiana
2Hoyer, Brian QB6-221510/13/19858Michigan State
 Hurst, Demontre DB5-101913/24/19913Oklahoma
17Jeffery, Alshon WR6-32182/14/19905South Carolina
52Jones, Christian LB6-32512/18/19913Florida State
29Jones-Quartey, Harold SAF5-112108/6/19932Findlay
64Kush, Eric C6-43139/9/19894California (PA)
44Kwiatkoski, Nick LB6-22425/26/1993RWest Virginia
33Langford, Jeremy RB6-021112/6/19912Michigan State
62Larsen, Ted C6-23156/13/19877North Carolina State
47Lasike, Paul FB5-102586/18/19901Brigham Young
22LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-101907/25/1994RFlorida Atlantic
72Leno Jr., Charles T6-330510/9/19913Boise State
 Lewis-Moore, Kapron DE6-43151/24/19904Notre Dame
75Long, Kyle G6-632012/5/19884Oregon
45Mason, Danny LB6-323510/14/19901Texas A&M-Commerce
70Massie, Bobby T6-63208/1/19895Mississippi
68McCants, Matt T6-63108/18/19894Alabama-Birmingham
27McManis, Sherrick DB6-119212/19/19877Northwestern
92McPhee, Pernell DE6-327312/17/19886Mississippi State
81Meredith, Cameron WR6-32079/21/19922Illinois State
86Miller, Zach TE6-524310/4/19847Nebraska-Omaha
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42172/22/19913Miami (Fla.)
82Paulsen, Logan TE6-52682/26/19877UCLA
 Perillo, Justin TE6-32501/5/19913Maine
 Poehls, William T6-833411/27/19911Montana
21Porter, Tracy DB5-112008/11/19869Indiana
31Prosinski, Chris DB6-12134/28/19876Wyoming
80Pruitt, MyCole TE6-22583/24/19922Southern Illinois
 Randle, Rueben WR6-22085/7/19915Louisiana State
 Reynolds, Rashaad CB5-111872/2/19912Oregon State
 Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
47Robertson-Harris, Roy DL6-72687/23/1993RTexas-El Paso
19Royal, Eddie WR5-101905/21/19869Virginia Tech
48Scales, Patrick LS6-42422/11/19881Utah State
8Shaw, Connor QB6-12109/19/19912South Carolina
71Sitton, Josh G6-33186/16/19869Central Florida
93Sutton, Will DT6-029710/3/19913Arizona State
14Thompson, Deonte WR6-02052/14/19895Florida
 Timu, John LB6-02458/27/19922Washington
59Trevathan, Danny LB6-12393/24/19905Kentucky
98Unrein, Mitch DE6-42993/25/19876Wyoming
90Washington, Cornelius LB6-42929/10/19894Georgia
13White, Kevin WR6-32166/25/19922West Virginia
65Whitehair, Cody C6-43107/11/1992RKansas State
10Wilson, Marquess WR6-42069/14/19924Washington State
 Wilson, C.J. DE6-32903/30/19876East Carolina
97Young, Willie DE6-42589/19/19857North Carolina State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Chicago6-5321.76-3292.726.02233
 
 
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Position Listing
Cre'von LeBlanc
News
LeBlanc intercepted a pass and recorded two tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with two picks, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and 44 tackles,.

LeBlanc ended his rookie campaign by picking off a pair of passes over his last three contests, and although those were his only picks of the year, the strong finish provides optimism that he could be a big part of the Bears defense as he enters the second year of a three-year contract in 2017. Although he'll likely go undrafted in many IDP leagues, he could emerge as a sneaky option if he has a strong training camp.

Kyle Long
News
Long (ankle) is scheduled for ankle surgery next Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Long was placed on IR last week and will miss the remainder of the season. However, he's also nursing a shoulder issue that will also require surgery at a later point in time. Neither procedures should impact his availability for training camp, though.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Johnthan Banks
News
Banks hurt his ankle during Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings.

The nature of Banks' injury isn't clear. However, he'll be afforded plenty of time to recover with the Bears out of postseason contention.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Willie Young
News
Young (knee) tallied three tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble and 37 tackles.

Although Young's 7.5 sacks looked impressive, he collected five of them in a two-week span, making him a very weak fantasy option in the overwhelming majority of games. He'll be under contract with the Bears next season, although he figures to be in a fight for snaps with Leonard Floyd, Lamarr Houston and Pernell McPhee. However, with Houston and McPhee consistently struggling with injuries, it wouldn't be a surprise if he saw consistent snaps in 2017, so his fantasy value will remain murky until training camp.

Danny Mason
News
Mason (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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Rashaad Reynolds
No Updates
DeAndre Houston-Carson
News
Houston-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.

Rueben Randle
News
Randle was signed to a reserve/futures contract with the Bears, according to the team's website.

After playing four seasons with the Giants, Randle signed with the Eagles before the 2016 campaign, but was cut before the regular season. Although he posted 17 touchdowns and 2,347 yards over his final three seasons in New York, it was telling that he was unable to earn a roster spot on a team that desperately needed wide receiver help. However, this is a very low-risk move for the Bears, and he should be given a chance to compete for a roster spot in 2017, but after not playing during the 2016 season, he'll be facing tough odds to make the regular season roster.

Mitch Unrein
News
Unrein posted a pair of stops in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Vikings, and he posted a sack and 26 tackles in 13 games on the year.

Unrein was a regular on the field at defensive end for the Bears, but his inability to compile numbers has made him nearly invisible as a fantasy option, as he averaged two tackles per contest. He's under contract with the Bears next season, though he'll need to show significant improvement to become a viable option in IDP leagues.

Jerrell Freeman
News
Freeman tallied 10 tackles in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he finished the year with 110 tackles in 12 games played.

In a season in which he lost four games to his suspension, Freeman finished the season strong by posting at least nine tackles in each of his last four games. He'll enter the second year of a four-year contract with the Bears in 2017, and he should continue to produce excellent tackle numbers, making him an elite IDP option at inside linebacker

Eddie Royal
News
Royal (toe) completed the season with 33 receptions for 369 yards and two touchdowns while playing in nine games before being placed on injured reserve on December 19.

Royal had posted at least 43 yards in five of six games to start the season before struggling through injuries that eventually led to him being shut down for the season. He'll be under contract with the Bears in 2017, and he'll likely compete for a role as a slot receiver. His fantasy value will eventually depend upon him being able to earn a significant role with the team.

Injury
Toe - Questionable for the start of training camp
Connor Barth
News
Barth made his only field goal attempt while adding an extra point in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season having converted 18 of 23 field-goal attempts.

Barth will be a free agent this off-season, but after having converted just 78 percent of his field-goal attempts, it's unlikely that he'll be in high demand. However, should he emerge as the kicker for a high-scoring offense, his fantasy value would definitely be higher than it was in 2016.

Ted Larsen
News
Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 20, Iupati will wait another week to make his Cardinals debut. In his place, Ted Larsen will again start at left guard.

Leonard Floyd
News
Floyd (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.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Lamarr Houston
News
Houston 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.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Charles Leno Jr.
News
The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota: Jimmy Clausen (concussion), Robbie Gould (right quadriceps), Al Louis-Jean (hamstring), Chris Conte (back), Charles Leno, Austen Lane and Brandon Dunn.
Sherrick McManis
News
McManis (hamstring) is active for Chicago's Week 5 game against the Colts, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports.

McManis played through his hamstring injury last week and was expected to this week. His main role will likely be on special teams once again.

Demontre Hurst
News
Hurst has been promoted to the Bears' active roster, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hurst's promotion comes on the heels of Deiondre' Hall being inactive for Week 5. Hurst will likely just be a depth option and shouldn't be expected to have a large role on defense.

Marquess Wilson
News
Wilson caught 16 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown in three 2016 games before suffering a broken foot and landing on injured reserve on December 17.

Wilson had caught eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Titans on November 27, and unfortunately, he was injured in the next game. He also showed signs of promise when posting three games with at least 80 yards over the last eight games of 2015, and he's now set to become a free agent this off-season. He clearly has plenty of talent, but after playing in just 31 of 64 possible games in his career, he'll need to shake the injury bug to become a consistent fantasy option.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ego Ferguson
News
Ferguson 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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended for four games
John Timu
News
Timu led the Bears with eight tackles in the team's Week 17 loss to the Lions.

Timu ascended into the starting lineup over the final three games of the season and was able to make the most of the opportunity, recording 23 tackles. While Shea McClellin looks like a strong candidate to return as a starter at one of the middle linebacker spots in 2016, the remaining spot could be up for grabs between Timu, Christian Jones, and any other candidates the front office may elect to bring in this offseason.

Mike Adams
News
Adams (back) was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Adams played 93 snaps at right tackle for Chicago this season, but hasn't been able to practice as of late due to an injured back. The Bears added Matt McCants off waivers to bring its roster back up to the 53-man limit.

Injury
Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Danny Trevathan
News
According 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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
William Poehls
News
The Titans dumped 20 players Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Tennessee cut the following players: T Jeff Adams, CB Ri'Shard Anderson, RB Antonio Andrews, DL Chigbo Anunoby, K Maikon Bonani, CB Tommie Campbell, TE Chase Coffman, LB Brandon Copeland, QB Dominique Davis, DE Marcus Dixon, LB Moise Fokou, WR Marc Mariani, G Justin McCray, FB Collin Mooney, OL Eric Olsen, T William Poehls, WR Rico Richardson, WR Brian Robiskie, TE Jason Schepler and CB Winston Wright.
Jonathan Anderson
News
Anderson was signed by the Bears on Wednesday.

Anderson appeared in three games with the Bears earlier this season before being released, but he'll return to the team with plans for him to provide depth at inside linebacker and on special teams.

Cornelius Washington
News
Washington (back) is active for Saturday's game against the Redskins.

The fourth-year lineman has enjoyed an increased role in the Bears' defense, playing a career-high 335 snaps. He had been hindered by a back injury during the week, but it won't stop him from suiting up for Saturday's contest.

Ka'Deem Carey
News
Carey was a healthy scratch for the final two games of the season, and ended the campaign with 32 carries for 126 yards while catching five passes for 55 yards

Carey rushed for 3.9 yards per carry on the year, and once Jordan Howard emerged as a rising star, Carey touched the football just 11 times over his last seven games before being deactivated for the final two games of the season. During Weeks 16 and 17, Jeremy Langford saw 21 touches in the two games, though he rushed for just 2.7 yards per carry during that time. Carey's under contract next year, and he'll likely be given a chance to compete for a backup role behind Howard, but based on his 2016 performance, he'll need to significantly improve over the off-season to be considered as a fantasy factor.

Will Sutton
News
Sutton (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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cyril Richardson
News
The Bills declared wideouts Mike Williams and Marcus Easley (knee), cornerback Ron Brooks (groin), linebacker Randell Johnson, running back Phillip Tanner, guard Cyril Richardson and safety Jerome Couplin inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Jordan Howard
News
Howard had 23 carries for 135 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended his rookie season with 1,313 rushing yards along with 29 receptions for 298 yards and seven touchdowns.

After starting the season buried on the depth chart, Howard quickly zipped past Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey to seize the lead role in the Bears backfield, and he was nearly a lock for at least 100 total yards each week. From Week 8 and beyond, he was one of the most reliable fantasy options at any position, and he was effective regardless of opponent or game script. It would be difficult to imagine that Chicago would force him to share significant time with other running backs in 2017, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he emerged as a first-round draft pick in fantasy drafts, though he'll likely be no worse than a second-round pick.

Paul Lasike
News
Lasike was signed by the Bears on Saturday.

Lasike will be the lone fullback on Chicago's roster after spending much of his 2015 season on the team's practice squad.

Justin Perillo
News
Perillo signed a contract with the Bears on Friday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Perillo spent his first three seasons in Green Bay before receiving his walking papers last November. Staying within the division, he now joins a crowded Bears tight end corps that's already five-deep at the position.

Eric Kush
News
The Buccaneers announced the signing of former Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley . Hawley played in 57 games (23 starts) in five seasons with Atlanta. 

To make room for him on the 53-man roster, the Bucs released center Eric Kush. Kush was a gameday inactive for the team's Week 1 loss against the Titans on Sunday.

Jay Cutler
News
Cutler (shoulder) is expected to be healthy enough to pass a physical in March, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Since undergoing surgery on a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder on Dec. 3, Cutler has been committed to rehabilitation. Along the way, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reported in early January that Cutler was ahead of schedule in his recovery effort, and Rapoport's sources lend credence to the situation. More pressing for Cutler is where he'll be suiting up in 2017. The Bears have opened trade talks for the 11-year veteran, but the fact that Cutler has no guaranteed money in his current contract could complicate matters if his landing spot is unsatisfactory. By all accounts, though, he's played his last down as a member of the Bears.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Alshon Jeffery
News
Jeffery caught one pass for 10 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 52 receptions for 821 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Jeffery played this past season under the franchise tag, and he's set to become an unrestricted free agent. After failing to post a 100-yard game since Week 1, it would seem improbable that the Bears would apply the tag to him again in 2017, which would allow him to test the market in search for a new team. If that's the case, his fantasy value would be directly related to where he winds up, but he'll certainly emerge as at least a top-30 fantasy option at wide receiver. Despite failing to be an elite option in 2016, he posted at least 70 receiving yards in seven different games while the Bears started three different quarterbacks, and his fantasy value was lowered by the fact he scored just two touchdowns in 12 games.

Akiem Hicks
News
Hicks recorded one tackle in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with seven sacks, two forced fumbles and 53 tackles.

Hicks certainly rewarded the Bears with a very solid season after they signed him to a two-year deal last off-season, as he had registered 9.5 sacks over his previous five seasons before having the best season of his career in 2016. Since his seven sacks were recorded over five different games, he was a very inconsistent IDP option, though he had excellent upside. It's reasonable to expect that the 27-year-old can at least match his production in his second year with the Bears in 2017.

Logan Paulsen
News
Paulsen ended the season with three receptions for 15 yards while being targeted 15 times.

When the Bears lost Zach Miller to a foot injury in Week 11, Paulsen seemed to be in line to step up as the primary receiving option, but that role was taken over by Dan Brown. Actually, Paulsen didn't see a single target over the last five games of the season, and he'll enter the off-season as a free agent. He's only piled up 816 receiving yards since 2010, and he'll likely sign with a team as a backup tight end, and he'll face long odds to be a strong fantasy option.

Ben Braunecker
News
Braunecker finished his rookie season with four receptions for 41 yards while being targeted in just three games.

Even though the Bears lost Zach Miller to injury in Week 11, Dan Brown took over as the primary receiving option at tight end while Braunecker saw very limited opportunity as a receiver. On the season, he caught four of six targets with a long reception of 14 yards. He's under contract with the team for one more year, and is often the case with young tight ends, he certainly could see improvement, so it's possible that he could eventually emerge into a viable fantasy option.

Bralon Addison
News
Addison was promoted from the Bears' practice squad Wednesday.

Chicago placed Eddie Royal on injured reserve Wednesday, which freed up a spot on the active roster. That spot was used on Addison, an undrafted free agent out of Oregon. Addison is unlikely to see much, if any, action in Week 16 given the presence of Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey ahead of him on the depth chart.

Deiondre' Hall
News
Hall (ankle) participated fully in Thursday's practice.

Hall has missed the Bears' past eight games due to his ankle injury but he now appears ready to return in Week 14. It's uncertain if he'll be limited when he returns to game action.

DeVante Bausby
News
Chiefs cornerback DeVante Bausby is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair his collarbone, reports The Kansas City Star. Bausby broke his collarbone last week while practicing with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced Bausby has been waived.

Cornelius Edison
News
Edison was waived by the Bears on Monday.

Edison was waived just three days after being called up from the practice squad. He'll be eligible for a return to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Roy Robertson-Harris
No Updates
Daniel Brown
News
Brown caught two passes for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings to finish the season with 20 receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown.

When the Bears lost Zach Miller for the season with a foot injury, Brown became the primary receiving tight end for the team, though he only surpassed 24 yards once over six games. With Miller under contract for 2017, and Ben Braunecker returning for his second NFL season, it's unlikely that Brown can expect to see more than a couple targets in any given week if the Bears choose to bring him back for another season.

Brandon Boykin
News
Boykin (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.

Injury
Pectoral - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kyle Fuller
News
Fuller (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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Harold Jones-Quartey
News
Jones-Quartey posted seven stops in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, to give him 78 tackles and one interception on the season.

Jones-Quartey ended the season on a high note, as he recorded at least six tackles in four of his last five games, but on the year he averaged fewer than five stops per contest. He'll enter 2017 in the second of a three-year contract, but unless he can increase his ability to make big plays, he'll continue to be a marginal IDP option.

David Cobb
News
Cobb signed a future/reserve contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Cobb spent a majority of the season on the Bears' practice squad and will now compete for a spot on the 53-man roster next season. In 2015 he spent seven games with the Titans, rushing for 146 yards and one touchdown on 52 attempts.

Jonathan Bullard
News
Bullard (shoulder) will play in Chicago's Week 5 contest against Indianapolis, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports.

Bullard practiced all week, albeit in a limited fashion. Cornelius Washington may see some extra snaps if Bullard is at all limited.

Adrian Amos
News
Amos recorded three tackles in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 65 tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games.

After impressing as a rookie in 2015, when he posted 67 tackles and one sack, he produced at an almost identical level in 2016. He's still under contract for two more years, and there's still time for him to improve upon his numbers, but unless he shows more playmaking ability, he'll continue to be an uninspiring IDP option at safety.

MyCole Pruitt
News
The Bears claimed Pruitt off the Vikings' practice squad Tuesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

After a rookie season in which he started three games and appeared in all 16, Pruitt wasn't utilized nearly as much during the 2016 campaign, earning active status twice before landing on Minnesota's practice squad during Week 10 prep. He'll serve as tight end depth in a receiving corps without the likes of Zach Miller (foot) and Kevin White (fibula).

Dres Anderson
News
The 49ers waived 10 players on Monday. They were K Corey Acosta, LB Steve Beauharnais, CB Mylan Hicks, T Sean Hooey, WR Mario Hull, WR Chuck Jacobs, WR Nigel King, LB Shawn Lemon, FB Trey Millard and DL Lawrence Okoye.

Additionally, the 49ers placed G/C Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list to start the season and WR DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list. The team also placed WR Dres Anderson and LB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve.

David Fales
News
Fales (thumb) is active for Sunday's tilt against Minnesota.

Fales was limited at practice this week due to his thumb injury but it isn't thought to be very serious. He likely won't see any action Sunday unless starting quarterback Matt Barkley is forced out due to injury.

Brian Hoyer
News
Hoyer (forearm) is "all set" to return to football-related activities, Crain's Cleveland reports.

Hoyer ended the 2016 campaign on injured reserve due to a broken left forearm suffered in Week 7 against the Packers. Now roughly three months removed from corrective surgery, he stated he's received clearance from his doctor to resume football activities, a fortunate development for the quarterback who's set to hit unrestricted free agency.

Kapron Lewis-Moore
News
The Bears have signed Lewis-Moore to a reserve/future contract.

Lewis-Moore saw action in five games with the Ravens in 2015 but didn't play at all this year. In 2017 he'll look to catch on as a depth player along what was an injury riddled Bears defensive line.

Zach Miller
News
Miller 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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cameron Meredith
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Meredith caught four passes for 61 yards and threw a two-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's loss to the Vikings to give him 66 receptions for 888 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

With Alshon Jeffery scheduled to hit free agency this off-season, the Bears will likely feel comfortable allowing Meredith to take over as the team's top receiving option after breaking out in 2016. His production was extremely impressive because he only had five games in which he was targeted more than four times, and he averaged 111 yards while scoring three touchdowns in those contests. He certainly looks as if he'll be a player to target in the fourth or fifth round of 2017 fantasy drafts as a second wide receiver.

Hroniss Grasu
Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
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Chris Prosinski
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Prosinski (calf) is questionable to play in Sunday's matchup against the Cowboys.

Prosinski exited the Bears' contest on Monday night with a calf injury, but the severity of which remains vague at this point in time. If he is able to give it a go, he may be in line to see extensive action as starting free safety Adrian Amos (concussion) is also considered questionable to play.

Josh Bellamy
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Bellamy carried the ball twice for 18 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 19 receptions for 282 yards and a touchdown.

Bellamy caught just 19 of the 37 targets he saw in 2016, and he surpassed 45 yards once in the eight games he was targeted multiple times. He'll be a free agent this off-season, and will likely compete for a role as a backup receiver, and his potential fantasy value will depend upon whether he's able to see regular snaps.

Christian Jones
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Jones (ankle) will play Sunday against the Titans, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Jones suffered an ankle injury in Week 11's loss to the Giants but has been cleared to take the field Sunday. He could see his reps more closely monitored behind starter Danny Trevathan.

Matt Barkley
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Barkley completed 10 of 14 passes for 125 yards and two interceptions while catching a two-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 1,611 yards and eight touchdown passes against 14 interceptions.

Barkley had a pair of strong fantasy performances when the Bears fell behind opponents in two of his first four starts, but after throwing 10 interceptions in the last three games of the season, he seems to have cemented his status as an NFL backup. He'll be a free agent this off-season, and he'll likely end up with a team that will give him a chance to compete for a roster spot.

C.J. Wilson
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Wilson re-signed with the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Wilson rejoins his former team after the Bears placed Will Sutton (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday. The 29-year-old will look to bolster a depleted defensive line, but will likely serve mostly on special teams.

Cody Whitehair
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Patrick Scales
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The Ravens signed long snapper Patrick Scales to his exclusive rights tender, the team announced.
Matt McCants
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The Raiders announced the signing of 10 players Wednesday.

The following players were signed as restricted free agents: Larry Asante, Andre Holmes, Marquette King, Brandian Ross and Rod Streater.

Meanwhile, the team also signed the following exclusive rights free-agent players: Denico Autry, Brian Leonhardt, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Neiko Thorpe.

Nick Kwiatkoski
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Kwiatkoski recorded four stops in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 44 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Kwiatkoski found his way into the starting lineup once the team lost Danny Trevathan to injury, and while Jerrell Freeman was serving a four-game suspension, and he posted at least seven tackles in three of his last five games. Although he performed admirably in his rookie season, he'll struggle to earn regular playing time with Freeman and Trevathan under contract in 2017.

Sam Acho
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Acho (personal) is active for Thursday's game against the Packers.

Acho missed practice on Tuesday and was limited the rest of the week do to an undisclosed non-injury related issue. He figures to return to a bench role now that Leonard Floyd (claf) has returned to action.

Jacoby Glenn
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Glenn was waived by the Bears on Tuesday.

The Bears decided to part ways with the defensive back in order to free-up space to activate fellow defensive back Demontre Hurst from the practice squad. In seven games with the Bears this season, Glenn recorded 26 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception. Only 23, he'll now look to find his way onto a team's roster or practice squad.

Jeremy Langford
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Langford rushed 10 times for 26 yards and caught three passes for 41 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings to finish the season with 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns along with 19 receptions for 142 yards.

In the last two games of the season, the Bears deactivated Ka'Deem Carey, and installed Langford as the clear change-of-pace option to Jordan Howard, and he responded with 90 yards and a touchdown on 21 touches. After rushing for just 3.6 yards per carry as a rookie in 2015, he only rushed for 3.2 yards per carry in 62 rushing attempts this year, but unless Chicago brings in another running back to compete for backup duties, he'll likely begin the 2017 season as the primary handcuff option for Howard. However, if he sees the same type of work load that he saw over the last two games of the season, he'll also carry flex value.

Nick Becton
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The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Injury
Elbow - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kevin White
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White (fibula) expects to be a participant in the Bears' offseason program, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Although there was hope that White would be activated from IR in the last quarter of the season, the Bears never designated any of their many candidates to do so. Consequently, he only has a four-game stretch to show for his first two professional campaigns due to lower-leg injuries. If he's able to avoid the pratfalls that have so far afflicted him in his career, White could emerge as one of the Bears' top wideouts due to Alshon Jeffery's upcoming status as an unrestricted free agent.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Sitton
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The Packers announced Friday quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) and running back Eddie Lacy (knee) are both listed as probable for Sunday's NFC title game at Seattle. Defensive end Josh Boyd (ankle) and guard Josh Sitton (toe) are also probable.

"Aaron is getting ready to play," McCarthy said during his Friday press conference. "Looks good. Everything is on schedule."

McCarthy also had a positive report on Lacy.

"Looks good to me," McCarthy said.

The Seahawks are considered 7 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.

Tracy Porter
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Porter tallied a pair of tackles in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with two interceptions, a forced fumble and 48 tackles.

Porter was an absolute warrior this year, as he dealt with knee issues for most of the campaign, but he started 16 games for just the second time in his nine-year career. Unfortunately, he hasn't had more than two interceptions in a season since 2009, and his lack of playmaking ability will continue make him a marginal IDP option when he returns to the Bears for the second of a three-year deal he signed before the season.

Eddie Goldman
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Goldman (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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Bryce Callahan
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Callahan (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

This will be the second missed game for Callahan over the team's last three, although the other absence came due to a knee issue, rather than his current hamstring injury. Deiondre' Hall and Sherrick McManis are the top candidates for added playing time in the absence of Callahan.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Pat O'Donnell
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Bears kicker Robbie Gould missed Tuesday's practice due to quad soreness, coach Marc Trestman told reporters. Trestman said the team is working on a contingency plan in case Gould can't play Thursday against the Cowboys.

Punter Pat O'Donnell did some placekicking Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Pernell McPhee
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McPhee (shoulder) did not travel with the team for Sunday's game against Minnesota and he has been ruled out, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports.

Sunday will mark McPhee's seventh missed contest of the season due to injury. He battled a knee injury early in the season but had been able to play in every game after being activated off the PUP list after Week 6. With Leonard Floyd (concussion) doubtful for Sunday's tilt, the Bears will be short on pass rushing options against the Vikings.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Bobby Massie
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The NFL has suspended Cardinals offensive tackle Bobby Massie for two games after he was found to be in violation of the league's substance abuse policy, reports NFL.com.

Massie was facing a three-game suspension after being arrested while intoxicated and behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Connor Shaw
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Shaw (lower leg) expects to return in time for OTAs, The State reports. "I'm getting the strength back. I'm back running and throwing, so taking it day by day and getting better every day," the quarterback said.

Shaw missed the entire 2016 campaign due to a broken leg suffered in the preseason. When healthy, he'll enter an interesting situation regarding the status of the Bears' QB corps. Not only is Jay Cutler (shoulder) facing an uncertain future with the organization due to his underwhelming on-field performance since signing a seven-year, $126 million contract in 2014, but the other two names above Shaw on the depth chart, that being Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, are both set to be unrestricted free agents. Shaw and No. 5 QB David Fales, on the other hand, will be restricted free agents. Further complicating matters is the likelihood of the team selecting a signal caller in this year's draft. All in all, at this point in time it is anyone's guess what the future holds in store for the 25-year-old.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Deonte Thompson
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Thompson was targeted twice, but failed to catch a pass in Sunday's loss to the Vikings to end the season with 22 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns.

Thompson had a huge game in Week 15 when he posted 110 yards, but otherwise he only exceeded 34 yards on one other occasion. This was easily the most productive season of his four-year career, and as he goes into free agency this off-season, he'll likely continue to be a core special teams player with limited receiving opportunities wherever he lands.

Daniel Braverman
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Braverman was targeted twice, but failed to record a reception in three games played during the 2016 season.

Braverman was a seventh-round draft choice by the Bears in 2016, and he's still considered a developmental project. He's under contract for one more season, and he'll continue to compete for a roster spot and role on the team as a slot receiver.

Deon Bush
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Bush (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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
 

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