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 OLB6-32609/6/19887Texas
76Adams, Mike (FA) T6-73233/10/19906Ohio State
45Addison, Bralon WR5-919710/12/19931Oregon
38Amos, Adrian FS6-02144/29/19933Penn State
 Amukamara, Prince DB6-02026/6/19897Nebraska
 Anderson, Jonathan OLB6-123510/27/19913Texas Christian
 Anderson, Dres WR6-21907/20/19922Utah
35Banks, Johnthan CB6-218510/3/19895Mississippi State
4Barth, Connor K5-112004/11/198610North Carolina
 Bausby, DeVante CB6-21901/15/19932Pittsburg State
71Becton, Nick (FA) T6-63222/11/19904Virginia Tech
11Bellamy, Josh WR6-02115/18/19893Louisville
25Boykin, Brandon (FA) DB5-101827/13/19906Georgia
84Braunecker, Ben TE6-42552/7/19942Harvard
83Braverman, Daniel WR5-101859/28/19931Western Michigan
85Brown, Daniel TE6-52435/26/19923James Madison
74Bullard, Jonathan DE6-329010/22/19932Florida
26Bush, Deon SS6-02008/14/19932Miami (Fla.)
37Callahan, Bryce CB5-919110/23/19913Rice
25Carey, Ka'Deem RB5-1021510/30/19924Arizona
 Cobb, David RB5-112296/3/19932Minnesota
 Cohen, Tarik RB5-61797/26/19954No College
 Compton, Tom T6-53085/10/19895South Dakota
 Cooper, Marcus DB6-21922/1/19905Rutgers
 Cunningham, Benny RB5-102177/7/19905Middle Tennessee State
6Cutler, Jay (FA) QB6-32314/29/198312Vanderbilt
 Demps, Quintin SS5-112106/29/198510Texas-El Paso
60Edison, Cornelius C6-33097/10/19932Portland State
94Floyd, Leonard OLB6-32409/8/19922Georgia
50Freeman, Jerrell ILB6-02365/1/19866Mary Hardin-Baylor
23Fuller, Kyle CB5-111902/16/19924Virginia Tech
 Glenn, Jacoby CB6-01858/4/19933Central Florida
 Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19895North Carolina State
91Goldman, Eddie NT6-43201/6/19943Florida State
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33038/12/19913Oregon
32Hall, Deiondre' CB6-22015/31/19942Northern Iowa
96Hicks, Akiem DE6-533611/16/19896Regina (Canada)
99Houston, Lamarr OLB6-32746/24/19878Texas
36Houston-Carson, DeAndre FS6-12034/13/19932William & Mary
24Howard, Jordan RB6-022211/2/19942Indiana
 Jackson, Eddie SAF6-019411/30/1992RAlabama
 Jenkins, John DT6-33597/11/19895Georgia
52Jones, Christian LB6-32512/18/19914Florida State
29Jones-Quartey, Harold SS5-112108/6/19933Findlay
64Kush, Eric G6-43139/9/19894California (PA)
44Kwiatkoski, Nick ILB6-22425/26/19932West Virginia
33Langford, Jeremy RB6-021112/6/19913Michigan State
47Lasike, Paul FB5-102586/18/19902Brigham Young
22LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-101907/25/19942Florida Atlantic
72Leno Jr., Charles T6-330510/9/19914Boise State
 Lewis-Moore, Kapron DE6-43151/24/19904Notre Dame
75Long, Kyle G6-632012/5/19885Oregon
45Mason, Danny LB6-323510/14/19902Texas A&M-Commerce
70Massie, Bobby T6-63208/1/19896Mississippi
27McManis, Sherrick CB6-119212/19/19878Northwestern
92McPhee, Pernell OLB6-327312/17/19887Mississippi State
81Meredith, Cameron WR6-32079/21/19923Illinois State
86Miller, Zach TE6-524310/4/19848Nebraska-Omaha
 Morgan, Jordan G6-3313//RKutztown
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42172/22/19914Miami (Fla.)
 Perillo, Justin TE6-32501/5/19914Maine
 Poehls, William T6-833411/27/19911Montana
21Porter, Tracy (FA) CB5-112008/11/198610Indiana
31Prosinski, Chris SS6-12134/28/19877Wyoming
80Pruitt, MyCole TE6-22583/24/19923Southern Illinois
 Randle, Rueben WR6-22085/7/19914Louisiana State
 Reynolds, Rashaad CB5-111872/2/19912Oregon State
 Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
47Robertson-Harris, Roy LB6-72687/23/19931Texas-El Paso
19Royal, Eddie WR5-101905/21/198610Virginia Tech
 Sanchez, Mark QB6-222511/11/19869USC
48Scales, Patrick LS6-42422/11/19883Utah State
 Shaheen, Adam TE6-6277//RAshland
8Shaw, Connor QB6-12109/19/19913South Carolina
 Sims, Dion TE6-42712/18/19915Michigan State
71Sitton, Josh G6-33186/16/198610Central Florida
93Sutton, Will NT6-029710/3/19914Arizona State
14Thompson, Deonte WR6-02052/14/19895Florida
 Timu, John ILB6-02458/27/19923Washington
59Trevathan, Danny ILB6-12393/24/19906Kentucky
 Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-32208/20/1994RNorth Carolina
98Unrein, Mitch DE6-42993/25/19877Wyoming
 Webb, B.W. DB5-111905/3/19905William & Mary
 Wheaton, Markus WR5-111892/7/19915Oregon State
13White, Kevin WR6-32166/25/19923West Virginia
65Whitehair, Cody C6-43107/11/19922Kansas State
10Wilson, Marquess (FA) WR6-42069/14/19925Washington State
 Wilson, C.J. DE6-32903/30/19878East Carolina
 Wright, Kendall WR5-1019111/12/19896Baylor
97Young, Willie OLB6-42589/19/19858North Carolina State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Chicago6-5320.16-3313.225.92232
 
 
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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/shoulder) is not guaranteed to be ready for training camp, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Long ended the 2016 season on injured reserve with an ankle issue but was also known to be nursing a shoulder ailment. While he required surgery on his ankle, Long bypassed a procedure on his shoulder after weighing the opinions of several medical specialists. Both injuries are expected to require extensive rehab, with the foot issue being the more severe of the two. As it stands, Long appears to be sidelined indefinitely with hope of being ready for the season opener.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Johnthan Banks
News
Banks signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Saturday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The 27-year-old bounced around last season, playing with three different teams overall. He finished the season with the Bears and has now re-upped with them for one more season. The recent signing of Prince Amukamara likely negates any chance Banks had at landing a starting role in the secondary. However, he could add value as a special teamer.

Willie Young
News
Young 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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of 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
Benny Cunningham
News
Cunningham (neck) signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Cunningham spent the first four seasons of his career with the Rams mainly as a passing-down back and kickoff returner. His 2016 was ultimately cut short due to a neck injury in Week 14. The Middle Tennessee State product figures to have an opportunity to secure a pass-catching role beside Jordan Howard, as well as a kick returner. However, more clarity regarding his status on the team's depth chart is unlikely to be known until closer to training camp.

Injury
Neck - 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.

Markus Wheaton
News
Wheaton (shoulder) received $5 million guaranteed on the two-year, $11 million deal he signed with Chicago, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

It's a surprisingly strong contract for a player who caught just four passes in three games during an injury-plagued 2016 season -- a year that many expected to serve as his breakout campaign. Wheaton did turn 79 targets into 44 catches for 749 yards (9.5 YPT) and five touchdowns the previous season while mostly serving as Pittsburgh's No. 3 wideout behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Wheaton never quite emerged as a consistent second option behind Brown when given the chance, but the speedy 26-year-old might still have a bit of untapped upside. He'll be paid like a high-end No. 3 receiver -- as will fellow free-agent acquisition Kendall Wright, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract Saturday. With Cameron Meredith and injury-plagued Kevin White (fibula) projecting as the starters, Wheaton may end up battling Wright for the No. 3 role. Wheaton said he expects to be ready for the start of the team's offseason program in April.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
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
The 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.

Injury
Toe - Questionable for the start of training camp
Connor Barth
News
Barth signed a one-year contract extension with the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Barth will remain in Chicago for a second season after converting 18 of 23 field-goal attempts (78.3 percent) and 31 of 32 extra-point attempts last year.

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.

Marquess Wilson
News
Wilson (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).

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

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.

Adam Shaheen
News
The Bears selected Shaheen in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 45th overall.

Shaheen played at a small school (Ashland) but is an extremely large tight end at 6-foot-6, 278 pounds. That hulking build could lead one to mistake Shaheen for a lumbering blocker rather than a dangerous pass catcher, but he's very much the latter. Shaheen was unstoppable at Ashland, and at the Combine he showed he has the athleticism for it to translate to the NFL. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.79 seconds at the Combine, adding a 121-inch broad jump and 7.09-second three-cone drill. Those are good numbers in a vacuum, but they're incredible for a 278-pound tight end. While he may need a year or two to develop out of such a low level of competition, Shaheen has the tools to dominate by his third year.

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.

Tom Compton
News
Compton signed a deal Saturday with the Bears, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Compton is most recently coming off a stint with the Falcons where he served as a depth option on the offensive line and appeared in all 16 games. Look for Compton to provide a similar role in Chicago.

Kendall Wright
News
Wright signed a one-year deal worth up to $4 million Saturday with the Bears, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Wright is the latest wide receiver to sign with the Bears, whose receiving corps is currently being revamped after the departure of Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles. Wright is coming off a poor season in Tennessee where he essentially played himself out of the lineup and finished with a career-low 29 catches for 216 yards and three touchdowns. Wright will have the opportunity early on to prove he's a capable wide receiver while competing with newcomer Markus Wheaton for a shot at potentially being the team's third wideout behind Cameron Meredith and Kevin White (fibula).

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.

B.W. Webb
News
Webb agreed to terms on a deal with the Bears on Wednesday, his agent Sunny Shah reports.

Webb has played for four teams in as many seasons and the Bears will now mark his fifth. The journeyman played in 14 games for the Saints last season, including eight starts, and finished the 2016 season with 28 tackles and one interception. He likely isn't guaranteed a roster spot considering Chicago currently has 12 other cornerbacks under contract.

Jay Cutler
News
According Cutler's (shoulder) agent, Bus Cook, the quarterback wants to continue playing football, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports. Cook noted, "He never has mentioned retirement to me. Jay Cutler, as far as I know, is ready to play and wants to play, and his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league."

Ever since his release from the Bears, rumors have been swirling that the former Pro Bowl quarterback will opt to hang up the cleats this offseason after drawing little interest from NFL teams, although it now appears as if retirement will be a last resort for the 33-year-old. Should he make a return, he will have to prove he is full recovered from shoulder surgery.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Prince Amukamara
News
Amukamara inked a one-year deal with the Bears on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

The 27-year-old heads to Chicago after a 2016 campaign in which he logged 49 tackles in 14 games (including 12 starts) with the Jaguars. He figures to compete for a starting role with fellow veteran Tracy Porter and third-year man Kyle Fuller (knee). Amukamara's biggest issue throughout his career has been his health, as he has never played a full season during his six years in the league.

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.

Mike Glennon
News
Bears general manager Ryan Pace said No. 2 overall selection Mitch Trubisky will not push Glennon for the starting job out of the gates, Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune report. "Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback," said Pace. "There's no quarterback competition when Mitch gets here. Glennon is our starting quarterback. We'll focus on Mitch's development and Mike Glennon winning games for the Chicago Bears."

While this sentiment perhaps could change if Trubisky impresses during training camp and the preseason, it does make sense that the Bears want him to spend a year waiting in the wings, as he only started 13 games at the University of North Carolina. Chicago also made a significant investment this offseason in Glennon, who signed a three-year, $45 million contract that includes $18.5 million guaranteed. The team seemingly hopes to keep Trubisky on the bench for his entire rookie campaign, but the plan could change in a hurry if Glennon struggles early in the season and it becomes clear the Bears don't have any shot of making the playoffs.

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 was arrested Saturday night after a disturbance at a local bar, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hall was accompanied by Packers CB Makinton Dorleant and ultimately charged with three misdemeanor counts of for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and interference. We'll wait and see if the league decides to dish out a punishment.

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.

Mitchell Trubisky
News
The Bears selected Trubisky in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, second overall.

The Bears traded up from the third pick, paying to switch picks with the 49ers. It's arguably a strange move generally, but particularly difficult to rationalize after signing Mike Glennon for $15 million per year over three years, all but naming Glennon the starter in the process. Trubisky (6-foot-2, 222 pounds) was a one-year starter in a system that didn't ask him to make NFL-type reads, but he is a superb athlete with a good arm who has the raw tools to develop into a standout starter in the NFL. After throwing for 3,748 yards (8.4 YPA), 30 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2016, Trubisky will evidently sit for a while before the Bears hand him the keys to their starting role. When he does see the field, Trubisky's standout rushing skills could give him a decent floor even as he develops as a passer.

Roy Robertson-Harris
Injury
Illness - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Daniel Brown
News
Brown signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Monday.

Brown became the primary receiving tight end for the Bears last season after Zach Miller (foot) went down in Week 11 and ultimately finished the season with 16 receptions for 124 yards and a score. With Miller slated to return in 2017, Brown will most certainly revert back to a depth role.

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) may not be on Chicago's Week 1 roster, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Selected 14th overall in the 2014 draft, Fuller appeared to be on his way to stardom when he recorded 64 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles as a rookie. He took a major step back in 2015 -- both statistically and in terms of his work in coverage -- and then missed the entire 2016 season after having arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-August. He was expected to return from the surgery at some point during the season, and his failure to do so seemed to draw the ire of Chicago's coaching staff, with head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio both subtly questioning the cornerback's desire to play. Drafted by Chicago's previous front office regime, Fuller will have to re-prove himself during offseason workouts and training camp to avoid being released or traded before the upcoming season. Bears general manager Ryan Pace did say the team discussed the possibility of moving Fuller to safety, but there aren't any plans to move forward with a position change. The 25-year-old likely will have to compete for playing time at cornerback amongst a position group that added Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper in the offseason.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Harold Jones-Quartey
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Marcus Cooper
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Cooper signed a three-year deal with the Bears on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

The Bears have been aggressively rebuilding their secondary to this point in free agency, inking Prince Amukamara and Cooper. As a member of the Cardinals in 2016, Cooper racked up 69 tackles and four interceptions in 15 games. He figures to compete for a starting spot opposite Amukamara.

Kapron Lewis-Moore
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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
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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 and Kevin White (leg) project as the Bears' starting wide receivers, CSN Chicago reports.

Chicago's signing of Markus Wheaton pales in comparison to the loss of Alshon Jeffery, leaving Meredith as the early favorite for No. 1 receiver duties. The team's 2015 first-round selection, Kevin White, is also expected to occupy a key role, but he's only made four appearances through his first two years in the league. Meredith flashed lead-dog potential in a weak Chicago offense last season, recording four games with at least nine receptions, 12 targets and 104 yards. He also had some duds along the way, but most of those came earlier in the season before his role truly expanded. Meredith should get plenty attention from new Bears QB Mike Glennon.

Hroniss Grasu
Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Jordan Morgan
No Updates
Chris Prosinski
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Prosinski re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Prosinski is a special teams stalwart, having racked up 56 tackles for the Bears the last two seasons. However, the soon-to-be 30-year-old slots in at the bottom of the depth chart at safety and isn't guaranteed a spot on the team.

Josh Bellamy
News
Bellamy, an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered by the Bears on Monday.

Last season, Bellamy caught 19 passes for a career-high 282 receiving yards and even tacked on four rushing attempts, the first time he's been utilized as a rusher throughout his professional career. It isn't clear if the Bears envision Bellamy as a gadget type of player moving forward, but becoming a more versatile player can only help him move up the depth chart.

Christian Jones
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Jones re-signed with the Bears on a one-year deal Saturday.

The third-year linebacker took a sizeable step back in production during 2016 following the club's signings of Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan, notching just 15 tackles (nine solo) on the campaign. Trevathan (knee) could begin 2017 on the PUP list, potentially opening a starting spot early in the season for Jones once again.

C.J. Wilson
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Wilson re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Wilson appeared in six games for the Bears last season, starting one of them and tallying 13 tackles along the way. He isn't guaranteed a roster spot and will need to compete for a rotational role at defensive end ahead of the 2017 campaign.

Cody Whitehair
No Updates
Tarik Cohen
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The Bears selected Cohen in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Cohen was an extremely productive player at North Carolina A&T, but his upside in the NFL is limited. At 5-foot-6, 179 pounds, Cohen is prohibitively small and his athletic metrics (4.42-second 40, 7.22-second three-cone) imply that he won't overcome the fact. He will likely be limited to special teams work.

Patrick Scales
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The Ravens signed long snapper Patrick Scales to his exclusive rights tender, the team announced.
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 was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Bears on Saturday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Acho has spent the past two seasons in Chicago where he has notched 66 tackles (48 solo), one sack, and two forced fumbles in 31 games following a four-year stint with the Cardinals. He figures to once again provide depth for the Bears' linebacker unit, while Pernell McPhee, Leonard Floyd, and Lamarr Houston figure to compete for the starting roles on the outside.

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 will face competition for passing-down work from free-agent signing Benny Cunningham, ESPN's Mike Clay reports.

Langford opened last season as Chicago's three-down workhorse, but he clearly wasn't up to the task even before he hurt his ankle in Week 3. Rookie standout Jordan Howard emerged as the team's workhorse shortly thereafter, relegating Langford to a chance-of-pace role upon his return from injury. The 2015 fourth-round selection doesn't offer much in terms of power or elusiveness, but he should at least have a shot to compete with Cunningham for a role spelling Howard on passing downs. Howard is a decent pass-catcher in his own right, which means such a job probably wouldn't lead to much fantasy utility. Langford may have to earn his roster spot in training camp.

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
Mark Sanchez
News
Sanchez signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

After visiting with team officials Wednesday, Sanchez and the Bears finalized a one-year deal with the veteran late Thursday. The Bears gave Mike Glennon a multi-year deal earlier in the offseason, so Sanchez's arrival in Chicago is primarily to add depth behind the former Buccaneer. Sanchez served as Dak Prescott's backup in Dallas last season and appeared in two games, completing 10-of-18 passes for 93 yards and two interceptions.

Eddie Jackson
News
Jackson was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 112th overall.

The former Alabama safety suffered a broken leg in his senior season, which caused him to miss the final seven games of the season. When healthy, Jackson had some issues in coverage and he was occasionally iffy in terms of tackling in open space. Still, Jackson comes from a strong background as a leader in the back end of the Alabama defense for his final three seasons. He'll likely see the field primarily as a special teamer early in his career and he'll add depth at free safety behind Adrian Amos.

Kevin White
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White (leg) was on the field Tuesday for the start of the Bears' voluntary offseason program, Adam Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The No. 7 overall pick from the 2015 draft has played only four regular-season games through two years, first missing his entire rookie campaign with a broken right tibia, and then sitting out the final 12 games of last season due to a broken fibula in the same leg. He did lead the Bears with 19 receptions and 35 targets at the time of last year's injury, comfortably outpacing free-agent departure Alshon Jeffery in both categories. While the Bears have a high-upside duo in the form of White and 2016 breakout star Cameron Meredith, concerns regarding injuries and depth motivated the signings of Markus Wheaton and Kendall Wright in the offseason. The team might also consider adding more talent via the draft, which would lead to ample competition for targets in an offense that doesn't figure to produce big passing stats. Even with some obstacles in his way -- including the possibility new quarterback Mike Glennon will disappoint -- White has the physical tools to emerge as a bonafide No. 1 receiver. It sounds as if he's close to full strength, if not all the way there, for the start of the offseason program.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Sitton
News
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 was waived by the Bears on Monday.

Porter started 28 of his 30 games played after joining the Bears in 2015, combining to accumulate 83 tackles, 21 pass deflections and three interceptions over that span. Last year, the veteran battled through knee pain to feature in all 16 games, playing a prominent role in Kyle Fuller's season-long absence. With Chicago currently boasting over 10 cornerbacks on its roster ahead of the draft, however, the team has opted to cut bait with Porter, who will now look to latch on as a depth contributor elsewhere.

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 signed his 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.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Quintin Demps
News
Demps (hamstring) has signed a three-year contract with the Bears at an average salary of $4.5 million per season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Demps was a special teams specialist early in his career until breaking out as a playmaker in the secondary over the last four years, when he generated 18 takeaways. He's coming off a career-year in which he intercepted six passes in 2016, and he'll likely be paired up as a starting safety with Adrian Amos. He's looking like an upside pick at the safety position in IDP leagues.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
John Jenkins
News
Jenkins has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Jenkins split last season between New Orleans and Seattle, recording 13 tackles in nine games. He only has 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his four-year career, but at 350-plus pounds, he could be of use to Chicago's run defense in a depth role.

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.

Dion Sims
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Sims agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract with the Bears on Thursday that includes $10 million in guaranteed money, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.

Sims may not have the blocking ability that the recently departed Logan Paulsen possesses, but he has a more dynamic skill set that will give the Bears one of the more dangerous tight end tandems in the league. He also provides a strong insurance policy for Zach Miller, who has missed 19 total games over the past three seasons. Sims is coming off his best professional season in Miami, snagging 26 of 35 targets for 256 yards and four touchdowns.

Pernell McPhee
News
McPhee (shoulder) could be available to participate in OTAs next month, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports. When the linebacker, who is recovering from surgery on his torn left labrum, was asked if he'll be ready to join the team next month he said, "I don't know. That's up to God."

McPhee's two-year stint in Chicago has been riddled with injuries, limiting the linebacker to participating in 23 of 32 games over the past two seasons. The veteran noted that he feels much better at this point than he did last year, when he was recovering from knee injury. He said, "I feel great. I look more sexy. It's definitely a blessing and I can't wait until the season starts...Obviously, last year wasn't a great year. The year before wasn't one. Now hopefully with me losing weight, staying focused, hopefully we can turn things around."

Injury
Shoulder - Labrum - Questionable for the start of training camp
Bobby Massie
News
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
News
Shaw (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.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Deonte Thompson
News
Thompson re-signed with the Bears on Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 28-year-old served primarily as a kick return specialist for the Bears last season, but still managed to record 22 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns through 16 games last season. His breakout performance came Week 15 against the Packers as Thompson hauled in eight passes for 110 yards. Look for him to compete for the starting kick return position this offseason.

Daniel Braverman
News
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
News
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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