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Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st115.9 (11th)228.8 (23rd)
Defense14th120.9 (21st)224.6 (4th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
49Acho, Sam OLB6-32579/6/19885Texas
38Amos, Adrian FS6-02184/29/1993RPenn State
58Anderson, Jonathan OLB6-123110/27/1991RTexas Christian
24Ball, Alan CB6-21953/29/19858Illinois
57Barrow, Lamin LB6-123711/29/19902Louisiana State
71Becton, Nick T6-63232/11/19903Virginia Tech
11Bellamy, Josh WR6-02085/18/19891Louisville
74Bushrod, Jermon T6-53208/19/19849Towson
37Callahan, Bryce CB5-918310/23/1991RRice
25Carey, Ka'Deem RB5-1021010/30/19922Arizona
6Cutler, Jay QB6-32204/29/198310Vanderbilt
62Ducasse, Vladimir G6-532510/15/19876Massachusetts
73Fabuluje, Tayo T6-63427/17/1991RTexas Christian
12Fales, David QB6-121910/4/19901San Jose State
22Forte, Matt RB6-221812/10/19858Tulane
23Fuller, Kyle CB5-111902/16/19922Virginia Tech
76Gaston, Bruce NT6-231011/29/19912Purdue
39Glenn, Jacoby CB6-01798/4/1993RCentral Florida
9Gould, Robbie K6-018512/6/198111Penn State
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33008/12/1991ROregon
88Housler, Rob TE6-52503/17/19885Florida Atlantic
99Houston, Lamarr OLB6-32706/24/19876Texas
30Hurst, Demontre CB5-101833/24/19912Oklahoma
96Jenkins, Jarvis DE6-43004/24/19885Clemson
59Jones, Christian ILB6-32482/18/19912Florida State
29Jones-Quartey, Harold SS5-112158/6/1993RFindlay
33Langford, Jeremy RB6-020812/6/1991RMichigan State
82Lee, Khari TE6-42351/16/1992RBowie State
72Leno, Charles T6-330210/9/19912Boise State
75Long, Kyle T6-632812/5/19883Oregon
80Mariani, Marc WR6-11875/2/19876Montana
36Martin, Sherrod DB6-120010/12/19846Troy
50McClellin, Shea ILB6-32458/1/19894Boise State
27McManis, Sherrick CB6-119712/19/19876Northwestern
92McPhee, Pernell OLB6-327512/17/19885Mississippi State
81Meredith, Cameron WR6-32079/21/1992RIllinois State
86Miller, Zach TE6-524010/4/19846Nebraska-Omaha
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42202/22/19912Miami (Fla.)
65Omameh, Patrick G6-430512/29/19893Michigan
21Porter, Tracy CB5-111908/11/19868Indiana
31Prosinski, Chris SS6-12084/28/19875Wyoming
52Reynolds, LaRoy ILB6-124011/3/19903Virginia
19Royal, Eddie WR5-101855/21/19868Virginia Tech
48Scales, Patrick LS6-42442/11/19881Utah State
90Scruggs, Greg DE6-33108/17/19904Louisville
68Slauson, Matt G6-53202/18/19867Nebraska
70Smith, D'Anthony DT6-23006/9/19886Louisiana Tech
93Sutton, Will DE6-030310/3/19912Arizona State
14Thompson, Deonte WR6-02032/14/19894Florida
53Timu, John ILB6-02478/27/1992RWashington
98Unrein, Mitch DE6-43063/25/19875Wyoming
13White, Kevin WR6-32156/25/1992RWest Virginia
79Williams, Terry DT6-03294/15/1992REast Carolina
97Young, Willie OLB6-42519/19/19856North Carolina State
Injured Players
83Bennett, Martellus (IR) TE6-62733/10/19878Texas A&M
95Ferguson, Ego (IR) DE6-23009/22/19912Louisiana State
91Goldman, Eddie (IR) NT6-33321/6/1994RFlorida State
46Jefferson, Anthony (IR) SS6-11985/11/1992RUCLA
17Jeffery, Alshon (IR) WR6-32162/14/19904South Carolina
64Montgomery, Will (IR) C6-33042/13/198310Virginia Tech
21Mundy, Ryan (IR) SS6-12092/11/19857West Virginia
32Perry, Senorise (IR) RB6-01879/19/19912Louisville
35Rodgers, Jacquizz (IR) RB5-61992/6/19905Oregon State
26Rolle, Antrel (IR) SS6-020612/16/198211Miami (Fla.)
94Washington, Cornelius (IR) DE6-42859/10/19893Georgia
78Weaver, Jason (IR) OL6-53054/12/19891Southern Mississippi
10Wilson, Marquess (IR) WR6-41999/14/19923Washington State
Practice Squad
 Bausby, DeVante CB6-11771/15/1993RPittsburg State
 Blanchard, Matt QB6-32253/21/19892Wis.-Whitewater
 Coleman, Davon DT6-22951/11/19912Arizona State
 Edison, Cornelius C6-33077/10/1993RPortland State
 Lasike, Paul RB5-112326/18/1990RBrigham Young
 Lucas, Marcus WR6-42353/1/19921Missouri
 Mason, Danny LB6-323510/14/1990RTexas A&M-Commerce
 Palmer, Nathan WR5-111984/14/19893Northern Illinois
84Sinclair, Gannon TE6-62562/5/1993RMissouri State
 Wallace, Martin T6-63304/22/19902Temple
Suspended Players
 Saunders, Jalen WR5-91659/30/19922Oklahoma
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Chicago6-5320.66-2307.526.32234
 
 
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Position Listing
Matt Blanchard
News
The Packers signed free-agent quarterback Matt Blanchard on Wednesday, as the former University of Wisconisn-Whitewater standout will get a chance to serve as the team's No. 3 signal-caller, per ESPN. 

Blanchard was on the practice squads of the Bears and Panthers in 2012-13 and spent all of last year on the Panthers' injured reserve list after suffering a concussion during a preseason game. 

Blanchard worked out for the Packers and coach Mike McCarthy last week. Green Bay has not re-signed No. 2 quarterback Matt Flynn. 

D'Anthony Smith
News
Defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith has re-signed with the Seahawks, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Smith has played in 10 games over his career, totaling 15 tackles.

Khari Lee
News
Lee failed to catch his only target in Sunday's loss to the Redskins.

Lee served as the Bears' No. 2 tight end for the contest, after Martellus Bennett (ribs) was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Despite the upgrade, Lee failed to see much involvement in the offense, which will likely remain the case for what's left of the season.

Vladimir Ducasse
News
The Bears have signed guard Vladimir Ducasse, according to the team. It is a one-year deal for Ducasse who spent last year with the Vikings.

The 27-year-old is entering his sixth season in the NFL. He started six games last year for the Vikings.

Kyle Long
News
Bears safety Chris Conte will miss Sunday's game against the Vikings with a back injury. Conte was unable to practice all week. He played 12 games this season, recording 43 tackles and three interceptions. Also out are quarterback Jimmy Clausen (concussion) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad).

Defensive end Jared Allen (ribs), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, and cornerback Al Lewis-Jean (hamstring) are all listed a questionable for Sunday.

David Bass (knee), Ego Ferguson (ankle), Kyle Long (hip) and Marquess Wilson (knee) are all listed as probable.

The Bears are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's game.

Matt Forte
News
Forte, an impending free agent, does not expect to remain with the Bears, ESPN.com reports.

Forte said in late December that he wants to return but doesn't think it will happen. WR Alshon Jeffery will likely be the Bears' top priority in free agency, as Jeremy Langford showed signs that he may be ready to replace Forte as the lead back. The 30-year-old Forte has aged well for his position, so he shouldn't have much trouble finding a starting job in free agency. However, he probably won't match the gargantuan workloads that he handled for much of his time in Chicago, where he had three seasons (2008, 2013, 2014) with 350+ touches.

Willie Young
News
Young (ribs) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Lions, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

Young saw his streak of five consecutive games with a sack come to an end last week against the Buccaneers, but he'll attempt to end the season on a high note Sunday. The rib injury limited him in his two practice appearances this week, however, which could result in a smaller snap count.

Danny Mason
No Updates
Jermon Bushrod
News
Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Already facing the possibility of playing without QB Jay Cutler and WR Alshon Jeffery -- both questionable with hamstring injuries -- for a second straight week, the Bears will now be missing their starting left tackle. That's never a good thing, but it's especially worrisome when Khalil Mack is on the other team. Mack normally moves all over the place, but Oakland may have him spend more time on the offense's left side to test out replacement LT Charles Leno.

Jarvis Jenkins
News
Jenkins (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Jenkins ends his season with 32 tackles and four sacks over 15 games. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Will Sutton.

Jalen Saunders
News
Saunders' suspension has been extended to 10 games due to a violation of the NFL's substance absence policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Currently a member of the Bears' practice squad, Saunders was handed a four-game ban on Nov. 10 for violating an undisclosed NFL policy, which has seemingly been confirmed. Because the initial suspension occurred with eight outings remaining on the Bears' slate, it will extend into next season.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Mitch Unrein
News
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have signed defensive lineman Mitch Unrein to a two-year deal. The contract is worth $1.9 million.

Unrein visited the team and now he has signed a contract to provide depth along the defensive line. The 27-year-old has 49 total tackles in his career.

Martin Wallace
News
The Browns claimed two more players off waivers, wideout LaRon Byrd from the Cowboys and offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann from the Seahawks. In addition, Cleveland waived offensive linemen Karim Barton and Martin Wallace and wideout Charles Johnson.
Patrick Omameh
News
Among the Buccaneers inactives for Week 16 against the Rams, three are sidelined as a result of injuries. Offensive lineman Carl Nicks (foot), defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and defensive back Mark Barron (hamstring) headline the team's inactive list.

Additionally, linebacker Danny Lansanah, defensive lineman Matthew Masifilo , running back Lonnie Pryor and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh are all out of uniform Sunday.  

Eddie Royal
News
Royal (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

Royal's absence will give quarterback Jay Cutler few options to work with in the passing game, as Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Martellus Bennett (ribs) on injured reserve and Zach Miller (toe) ruled out. It's expected that Marc Mariani and Josh Bellamy will serve as the two starting wideouts, but neither makes for a strong fantasy play.

Jason Weaver
News
The Bears announced Monday they have signed guard Lucas Nix to a one-year contract and waived injured guard Jason Weaver, per a team release. 

Nix played in 15 games with the Raiders, but has not appeared in one since 2013, when he made 10 starts. 

Injury
Matt Slauson
News
The Bears placed guard Matt Slauson on injured reserve Saturday and promoted tight end Blake Annen to the active roster.

Slauson tore a pectoral muscle a few weeks ago and was ruled out for the season in late October. The move opened up a roster spot for Annen, who may be active Sunday if Martellus Bennett (rib, questionable) is unable to go.

Lamarr Houston
News
Houston recorded a season-high nine tackles, including his sixth sack of the season, in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Redskins.

With Pernell McPhee (knee) sitting out the contest, Willie Young and Sam Acho received the starts at the two outside linebacker spots, but it was Houston who provided the greatest impact of the trio. Even while coming off the bench, Houston (52 snaps) still outpaced Acho (32) for playing time, and that arrangement should continue to hold while Houston continues to produce. A massive bust a season ago, Houston seems to have gotten comfortable with his role as a pass-rushing 3-4 linebacker, as he's accrued five of his sacks on the season in the last six games.

Charles Leno
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 (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

McManis passed through the league's concussion protocol fairly quickly, as he suffered the injury last week against the Redskins and was back on the field for practice Friday. He'll likely work as the Bears' nickel back for Week 15.

Demontre Hurst
News
The Bears announced they've reached a two-year extension with cornerback and special teams player Demontre Hurst

Hurst recorded 35 tackles and one interception in 2014. 

“It’s a blessing to be where I started and get to be with a different set of coaches but still with the same teammates," Hurst said. "I’m just happy to be back with the guys. They pretty much helped me throughout the season last year to keep growing with them.”

Marquess Wilson
News
Wilson (foot) was placed on IR on Saturday.

Wilson's foot injury proves season-ending, and leaves an already beat-up group of Chicago pass catchers even thinner. Wilson heads into his contract year with a modest but efficient total of 28 catches for 464 yards and one touchdown on 51 targets (9.1 YPT).

Injury
Foot - IR. Out for season
Ego Ferguson
News
Ferguson has been handed a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

After notching three tackles in four games, Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve in October due to a nagging knee injury. Thus, his ban won't kick in until he's healthy enough to take the field during the 2016 campaign.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
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.

Robbie Gould
News
Gould finished the 2015 season with a 33-for-39 mark on field-goal attempts and a 28-for-29 mark on extra-point tries.

The 33 made field goals were a club record, breaking Gould's own mark of 32 set in the 2006 season. Despite that achievement, the season still seemed like a disappointment for Gould, who missed critical field-goal attempts in eventual losses to the 49ers and Redskins in Weeks 13 and 14 that effectively quashed the Bears' slim playoff hopes. However, given his strong overall body of work since joining the Bears, Gould should retain plenty of job security heading into 2016.

Terry Williams
No Updates
Jonathan Anderson
No Updates
Cornelius Washington
News
A quad injury caused the Bears to place defensive lineman Cornelius Washington on injured reserve, the team announced Monday. With an open roster spot, the team re-signed linebacker Sam Acho.
Injury
Quad - IR. Out for season
Ka'Deem Carey
News
Carey finished the 2015 season with 43 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to go with three catches for 19 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.

After being inactive in four of the Bears' first eight games, Carey saw his offensive snaps rise in the second half of the season, particularly when Matt Forte was banged up. Though the coaching staff placed a decent amount of trust in Carey, the second-year back was unable to do much with the opportunity, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. While Forte will become a free agent this offseason, rookie Jeremy Langford looks primed to assume the top spot on the depth chart if Forte doesn't return, leaving Carey without a clear path to a heavy workload in 2016.

Will Sutton
News
Sutton recorded 23 stops and four passes defensed over 13 games with the Bears during the 2015 season.

Sutton's stat line was almost identical to what he posted a season earlier as a rookie (22 tackles, two passes defensed in 15 games). The defensive lineman is still looking for his first career sack, and doesn't figure to offer much production in that category while the Bears continue to utilize him primarily as a 3-4 end.

Paul Lasike
No Updates
Will Montgomery
News
Bears center Will Montgomery suffered a fractured left tibia in Sunday's win over the Raiders and has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Montgomery, who signed a one-year contract with the Bears this offseason due in large part with his familiarity with coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase from his days in Denver, started the first four games at center for the Bears.

The team is expected to replace him in the lineup with rookie Hroniss Grasu, who has been inactive for all four games, or move left guard Matt Slauson over to center.

Injury
LaRoy Reynolds
News
Reynolds will enter the starting lineup Sunday against the Lions, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Shea McClellin is set to miss his first game of the season due to a knee injury, paving the way for Reynolds to pick up his first extended snaps of the season. While his placement at middle linebacker should lend itself to plenty of tackle opportunities, Reynolds will need to make good on that production over multiple games before those in IDP leagues look to him for help.

Jay Cutler
News
Cutler completed 17 of 23 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns and three picks in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Cutler had seven multi-interception games in 2014, but it took him until his 15th game of the year in 2015 to have such a performance. Even with a terrible ending to the year, Cutler set a new career high in QB rating this season under new offensive coordinator Adam Gase. With Gase expected to be a hot head-coaching candidate in the coming weeks, whether Cutler takes another step toward his skills' promise next season may depend on how the coaching carousel shakes out.

Alshon Jeffery
News
The Bears have placed Jeffery (hamstring) on IR.

Jeffery's 2015 campaign -- his fourth with the Bears -- was hampered by nagging injuries that limited him to just nine games. When healthy enough to suit up, he was productive for the team, catching 54 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns. Looking ahead, the 25-year-old -- who now has the entire offseason to bounce back from his various aches and pains -- is slated to become a free agent, and we suspect that the Bears will make retaining the talented wideout a priority, with the team applying its franchise tag on Jeffery one possible outcome to that end. In his absence in the team's regular season finale against the Lions, Eddie Royal, Marc Mariani and Josh Bellamy are in line to head the team's Week 17 wideout corps.

Injury
Hamstring - IR. Out for season
Greg Scruggs
News
The Seahawks placed defensive end Greg Scruggs on season-ending injured reserve and claimed defensive end Demarcus Dobbs off waivers from the 49ers, reports SB Nation.
Nathan Palmer
News
The Broncos declared these players inactive for Sunday night's game against the Colts: running back Ronnie Hillman, wideout Nathan Palmer, defensive back Kayvon Webster, linebacker Danny Trevathan (leg), offensive linemen Michael Schofield and Ben Garland and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein.
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
No Updates
Rob Housler
News
Housler recorded four catches for 33 yards across 10 games with the Browns and Bears.

Housler started the Bears' final game of the season with Martellus Bennett (ribs) and Zach Miller (toe) sitting out, recording two catches for 18 yards in the Week 17 loss. With both Bennett and Miller expected back for 2016, Housler will have a difficult time climbing higher than third on the depth chart at tight end if he ends up sticking around with the Bears in training camp.

Kyle Fuller
News
Fuller recorded 55 tackles and two interceptions over 16 games during the 2015 season.

After an up-and-down rookie season, Fuller regressed a little bit as a sophomore, finishing with nine fewer tackles and two fewer interceptions. The Bears spent a first-round draft pick on Fuller in 2014 with the belief that he'd be a strong successor to Charles Tillman, but Fuller will need to demonstrate some progress in 2016 if he hopes to cement himself as a part of the team's long-term outlook.

Marcus Lucas
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Harold Jones-Quartey
News
Jones-Quartey will make a second straight start at safety in Sunday's game against the Lions, Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald reports.

Antrel Rolle remains sidelined with an ankle injury, allowing the undrafted rookie to see additional defensive snaps. Jones-Quartey finished with a modest four tackles in the Week 5 win over the Chiefs, and he'll probably need to double that output over a span of multiple weeks before he gains much traction as an IDP option.

Gannon Sinclair
News
The Cardinals relased punter Dave Zastudil, LB Lorenzo Alexander, ILB Glenn Carson, G Nate Isles, ILB Edwin Jackson, ILB Andrae Kirk, S Shaq Richardson, TE Gannon Sinclair, WR Ryan Spadola and S Darren Woodard on Monday.

They also waived/injured wide receiver Travis Harvey (hamstring), who will be placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers.

Adrian Amos
News
Amos finished his rookie season with 67 tackles, two passes defensed, and a sack while playing all 16 games.

Amos was able to beat out Brock Vereen for a starting job at safety and held on to the role all season, but rarely provided much of an impact beyond his tackle totals. He failed to produce a single turnover, and the lack of pass breakups suggest that he didn't really possess much of a nose for the ball. The Bears may look to upgrade their secondary during the offseason, which may spell trouble for Amos.

Antrel Rolle
News
Rolle (knee) has been placed on IR by the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Rolle's injury is described as a sprained knee, which suggests that he should be recovered well in advance of the 2016 season. In seven games for the Bears in 2015, Rolle logged 35 tackles. In a corresponding move, OT Tayo Fabuluje was reinstated to the team's active roster.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Tayo Fabuluje
News
What was reported is now official - the Bears have announced that they have signed three of their 2015 draft picks to four-year contracts.

Included is fourth-rounder Jeremy Langford, a running back who rushed for 1,522 yards and 22 touchdowns for Michigan State last season. Safety and fifth-rounder Adrian Amos, as well as 353-pound offensive tackle and sixth-rounder Tayo Fabuluje are also in the fold.

David Fales
News
Fales was promoted from the Bears' practice squad to the active roster on Monday, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.

Fales was promoted to the active roster earlier this season when Jay Cutler was injured. This time around, Fales' activation is the result of his team's decision to move on from backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Though highly unproven, Fales probably can't be any worse than his former teammate.

Sherrod Martin
News
Safety Sherrod Martin signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Martin, who was cut by the Bears in training camp, re-signed with the team after Antrel Rolle suffered a foot injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders. If Rolle is unavailable for Week 5, Martin or backup Harold Jones-Quartey could see the start at strong safety.

Zach Miller
News
Miller (toe) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Miller has been banged up for much of the second half of the season, but will miss his first game after failing to participate in practice this week. Though he'll be unavailable for Week 17, Miller certainly did enough this season to show that he can be a factor in the passing game in 2016. He finishes the year with 34 receptions for 439 yards and five touchdowns.

Cameron Meredith
News
Meredith finished the 2015 season with 11 receptions for 120 yards.

Meredith, an undrafted rookie out of Illinois State, was a pleasant surprise early on after cracking the roster out of training camp. After he was inactive for the season opener, Meredith saw 10 targets in the following four games, reeling in seven for catches. However, Meredith saw his role decline down the stretch once the Bears' wideout corps got a bit healthier, and may have difficulty cracking the Bears' roster next fall.

Marc Mariani
News
Mariani ended the 2015 campaign with 22 catches for 300 yards and no touchdowns.

It was far and away the best season as a receiver for Mariani, who had made his living exclusively as a kick returner prior during his career. However, a number of injuries to the Bears' wideout corps opened up extended opportunities for Mariani, and he developed a surprising rapport with quarterback Jay Cutler. He saved his best work for Week 17 against the Lions, catching six balls for 80 yards while making the start with all of Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, and Eddie Royal sidelined by injury. Despite his accomplishments, there's no guarantee that Mariani will stick around with the Bears in 2016, especially after he routinely showed questionable ball security as a returner and rarely delivered explosive plays.

Hroniss Grasu
No Updates
Chris Prosinski
News
Prosinski notched three tackles in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the 49ers.

It's not clear if Prosinski was at fault for the botched coverage that resulted in a 71-yard game-winning touchdown for the 49ers' Torrey Smith in overtime, but the safety arrived too late to prevent the score. Though he's continued to fill in at safety for the injured Antrel Rolle, he's not exactly thriving. He hasn't accrued more than six tackles in any week this season and has produced just one turnover.

Jacquizz Rodgers
News
Rodgers has been placed on the Bears' injured reserve list after suffering a fractured arm in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Rodgers' broken right arm will end his season after just five games and likely result in rookie Jeremy Langford seeing even more snaps behind starter Matt Forte at running back. While Ka'Deem is in the mix as well, Chicago also signed free agent Antone Smith on Monday to replace Rodgers going forward.

Injury
Arm - IR. Out for season
Lamin Barrow
News
The Bears elevated linebacker Lamin Barrow from the practice squad and terminated the contract of linebacker Sam Acho, the team announced.
Josh Bellamy
News
Bellamy recorded 19 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns during the 2015 season.

Bellamy was active for all 16 games and even saw a couple of starts at wide receiver due to an assortment of injuries, but he rarely provided much of an impact. Still, Bellamy is a valued member of the Bears' special teams units, and that skill may be enough for him to retain a roster spot coming out of training camp next season.

Christian Jones
News
Jones will replace Shea McClellin (concussion) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

One week after being made a healthy inactive, Jones will return to active duty in a starting role, which had been the case in the prior 13 games he'd appeared in. The second-year linebacker hasn't quite met expectations this season, but he's still been a serviceable week-to-week source for tackles, logging 5.8 stops per game.

Ryan Mundy
News
As anticipated, Bears safety Ryan Mundy has been given the thumbs-up to play in Week 4 against the Packers. He practiced in full the last two days in overcoming a shoulder problem.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Patrick Scales
News
The Ravens signed long snapper Patrick Scales to his exclusive rights tender, the team announced.
Senorise Perry
News
The Bears placed running back Senorise Perry on injured reserve Tuesday to reach the 75-man roster limit. He is in his second season out of Louisville.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Davon Coleman
News
Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy got into an altercation with teammate Davon Coleman during a voluntary offseason workout, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports

Hardy reportedly questioned Coleman's work ethic during a conditioning drill, which led Coleman to call Hardy a "woman beater."

Hardy was accused of domestic abuse and was found guilty by a North Carolina judge. On the subsequent appeal, prosecutors dropped charges against Hardy and the case was never presented in front of a jury. 

Hardy has been suspended by the NFL for 10 games due to what transpired in that case. According to FOX Sports, the confrontation between Hardy and Coleman remained verbal

Sam Acho
News
Acho finished the 2015 season with 39 tackles over 15 games.

After being released by the Bears shortly after training camp, Acho quickly re-signed with the club and ended up playing in every game after the season opener. He made a few starts at outside linebacker down the stretch, but typically found himself in a rotation with Pernell McPhee, Willie Young, and Lamarr Houston. All three players showcased more pass-rushing ability than Acho, who failed to notch a single sack.

Jacoby Glenn
No Updates
Jeremy Langford
News
Langford rushed for 14 yards on five carries in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Langford's five touches were his lowest total since Week 7. Still, the future looks bright for the rookie. Despite tallying 92 fewer touches than Forte this season, Langford scored more touchdowns than Forte, seven to six. With Forte now a free agent on the wrong side of 30, Langford may be in line for the top of the depth chart should Chicago look to make the future now.

Nick Becton
News
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.



Kevin White
News
Although he won't play this season, White (leg) is doing "incredibly well" in his recovery from a stress fracture, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

White, the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, can officially be ruled out for his entire rookie season, as the deadline to activate him from the PUP list was Tuesday afternoon. He should have plenty of time to reach full health before offseason activities, and there's not much standing between him and a starting job in the 2016 Chicago offense. His career is obviously off to a poor start, but he's still a legitimate top-10 talent with elite physical tools.

Injury
Shin - PUP. Out indefinitely
Bruce Gaston
News
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game: DuJuan Harris, Demetri Goodson, Carl Bradford, Garth Gerhart, Justin Perillo, Jeff Janis and Bruce Gatson.

The Packers are currently 8-point underdogs against the Seahawks Sunday.

Tracy Porter
News
Porter (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Though he was limited by the ankle injury of the season, Porter will be cleared to assume No. 1 cornerback duties for the Bears. However, he'll face the unenviable task of chasing the Lions' Calvin Johnson all around the field Sunday.

Eddie Goldman
News
Goldman, who suffered a sprained right ankle during Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The rookie defensive tackle and former second-round pick notched 4.5 sacks in 15 games throughout the season before the severely sprained ankle suffered in Week 16 forced the Bears to shut him down for the year. With Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) also headed to IR, the team signed defensive linemen Terry Williams and Greg Scruggs on Wednesday.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Bryce Callahan
News
Callahan (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears' nickel back will miss a third straight game due to the quad issue, enabling Sherrick McManis and Alan Ball to see more field time in reserve roles.

Martellus Bennett
News
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (ribs) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.

Unable to play through a rib injury on Thanksgiving, Bennett then returned for Sunday's loss to the 49ers, catching three passes for 14 yards on four targets. He actually wasn't listed on the injury report last week, but it seems unlikely that this would be unrelated to the rib issue from a couple weeks ago.

Zach Miller is now set to serve as Chicago's top tight end, with Khari Lee and Rob Housler providing depth. Bennett should be fine for offseason activities, as he's likely just dealing with broken ribs, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Injury
Ribs - IR. Out for season
Pat O'Donnell
News
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
News
McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

The 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.

Alan Ball
News
Ball (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

The groin injury limited Ball throughout practice this week, but it was likely the case where the Bears just wanted to preserve his health in advance of the Week 5 tilt. Ball saw his snap count drop significantly a week ago, as it appears Tracy Porter has now passed him up on the depth chart and taken his starting role.

Shea McClellin
News
McClellin recorded 81 tackles in his 12 games with the Bears during the season.

McClellin ended up finishing second on the team in tackles, but likely would have led the Bears had he not missed three games due to a knee injury and one contest due to a concussion. He was able to return from the head injury in advance of the Week 17 loss to the Lions, but only played 11 snaps, as the Bears elected not to overwork him. Even so, the team's coaching staff seemed very satisfied with McClellin in his first season as a middle linebacker, so he could be back as a starter for the club in 2016.

Deonte Thompson
News
Thompson recorded two catches for 81 yards during his seven games with the Bears in the 2015 season.

Both of Thompson's two catches on the season went for huge yardage, but those opportunities only came because the top four wideouts on the depth chart -- Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal, Kevin White, and Marquess Wilson -- all missed time in the second half of the year. Thompson also served as the Bears' kick returner during his stint with the club, where he posted an impressive average of 29.2 yards per return. His success on that front may be enough for him to retain a roster spot with the Bears in 2016, though he'll still need to turn in a strong training camp.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Anthony Jefferson
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
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