The Bears released Gabriel (concussion) on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Gabriel made it through two seasons of a four-year, $26 million contract, producing 41.6 receiving yards per game and six touchdowns in 25 regular-season appearances for the Bears. He suffered two concussions in 2019, with the second keeping him out for the final five weeks of the season. With the 29-year-old speedster out of the picture, Riley Ridley and Javon Wims could be in the mix for a starting job in Chicago, though the team still has free agency and the draft ahead to find better options at wide receiver. Veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara also was released Friday, with the two transactions clearing out a combined $13.5 million in 2020 cap space, per Field Yates of ESPN.
Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Gabriel will miss a fifth straight game after suffering his second concussion of the season in a Week 12 win over the Giants. He made seven starts in nine appearances this year, catching 29 of 48 targets (60.4 percent) for 353 yards (7.4 YPT) and four touchdowns. A 6-75-3 receiving line against Washington in Week 3 was the only real highlight for fantasy purposes, and the overall production through two seasons hasn't lived up to a four-year, $26 million contract. Gabriel will turn 29 in February and may end up looking for a new team in the offseason.
Gabriel (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice. With no practice reps under his belt since he sustained his second concussion of the season Week 12 against the Giants, Gabriel can effectively be ruled out for the Bears' finale Sunday against the Vikings. Chicago will likely provide confirmation on Gabriel's status at the conclusion of Friday's practice.
Gabriel (concussion) was listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Bears' estimated practice report, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Since sustaining his second concussion of the season in the Bears' Week 12 game against the Giants, Gabriel hasn't been able to practice in any fashion. At this point, Gabriel would appear to have little chance of gaining clearance from the NFL's concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Vikings.
Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Gabriel will miss a fourth consecutive game after suffering his second concussion of the season. Anthony Miller has been thriving as the No. 2 receiver, while Javon Wims, Cordarrelle Patterson and Riley Ridley haven't done much with their extra opportunities. Ridley led the group in snap share (49 percent) during last week's loss to Green Bay, but Patterson wasn't far behind at 44 percent, and Wims (10 percent) could get more involved now that he's moved past a minor knee injury. In any case, Miller and Allen Robinson are the reliable fantasy choices from the group.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|5||10/09||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|7||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|8||11/01||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|12||11/30||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|17||01/03||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|3 Year Avg||64||43||473||2||22||11.00||63|