Ridley was cut by the Bears on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 2019 fourth-round pick is perhaps best known to NFL fans as the younger brother of Falcons wideout Calvin Ridley. It's even possible the two could be reunited in the coming days, given Atlanta's poor depth at the position. Then again, Ridley couldn't win a spot on a Chicago team that has the same problem, seemingly losing out to Marquise Goodwin, Damiere Byrd and perhaps Dazz Newsome.
Ridley caught two passes for 12 yards in the Bears' 27-24 preseason win over the Titans on Saturday. Ridley caught four passes this preseason in his attempt to make the regular-season roster, and he could find himself up against Rodney Adams, who had an impressive camp, for a spot.
Ridley caught one pass for 12 yards in Chicago's 41-15 loss to the Bills on Saturday. For the second week in a row, Ridley caught one pass while working with the second-team offense, and he appears to be in a battle for a roster spot. Even though he's signed through 2022, he's coming off a 2020 season in which he played just 41 snaps, catching four passes for 39 yards.
Ridley played just 41 offensive snaps in his second season with the Bears, catching four passes for 39 yards. Ridley has done very little in his two seasons with the Bears, and although he's signed through the 2022 season, he'll need to show significant improvement before being considered as a reliable fantasy option.
Ridley is active for Sunday's matchup against the Texans, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Ridley was a healthy scratch last Sunday against the Lions, but Week 14 will mark his fourth appearance of 2020. Darnell Mooney is slated to play against the Texans, however, Ridley may be in line for extra opportunities as a depth WR given that Mooney missed practice all week while attending to a personal matter.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||@Las Vegas Raiders||11||23.00|
|6||10/17||Green Bay Packers||26||35.00|
|7||10/24||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||48.00|
|8||10/31||San Francisco 49ers||6||19.00|
|14||12/12||@Green Bay Packers||26||35.00|
|17||01/02||New York Giants||10||23.00|
|3 Year Avg||6||5||54||0||4||10.80||5|