Mooney (ankle) appears locked in as a key part of the Bears offense, while the rest of the wideout group is in flux, ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson reports. It'll be an interesting offseason in Chicago with WR Allen Robinson and QB Mitchell Trubisky both scheduled to become unrestricted free agents in March. That leaves Mooney, RB David Montgomery and TE Cole Kmet locked in as building blocks at the skill positions, whereas Anthony Miller, Jimmy Graham and Javon Wims are on shakier footing. Mooney finished his rookie year with 61 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns on 98 targets, playing 73 percent of Chicago's offensive snaps. The workload was surprisingly large for a fifth-round pick, and his subpar efficiency stats -- 62.2 percent catch rate, 10.3 YPR, 6.4 YPT -- were bogged down by Trubisky and Foles' poor accuracy on deep throws. Mooney had his best game of the season Week 17, but he injured his ankle in the process and wasn't able to suit up for the playoff loss to New Orleans. He should have plenty of time to recover from his injury before the Bears' offseason program starts up in April/May. It remains to be seen whether Trubisky, Foles or someone else will take the first snap at OTAs.
Mooney (ankle) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Mooney never managed to practice all week, but it's still a tough blow to a Bears offense that targeted the rookie fifth-round pick 13 times in last week's loss to the Packers. Anthony Miller and Javon Wims will be expected to shoulder some of the additional snaps in Mooney's absence.
Mooney (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game in New Orleans. In the midst of a career performance Week 17 against the Packers -- 11 catches for 93 yards on 13 targets -- Mooney required assistance to get off the field in the fourth quarter. He hasn't logged any activity since injuring his ankle, but at least the Bears haven't ruled out the possibility of the rookie fifth-rounder suiting up this weekend. At the latest, the team will make a call on Mooney's availability about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:40 p.m. ET kickoff.
Mooney (ankle) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice. Mooney injured his ankle near the end of the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Packers. The issue has kept him off the practice field this week so far, but he has one more session to prove his health ahead of Sunday's 4:40 p.m. ET kickoff in New Orleans. If he's able to suit up, Mooney previously put up a 5-69-1 line on six targets against the Saints back in Week 8.
Mooney (ankle) is listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports. The Wednesday report is an estimate, as the Bears held a walkthrough instead of a regular practice. Mooney had career highs across the board in the Week 17 loss to Green Bay, putting up 11 receptions for 93 yards on 13 targets before an ankle injury knocked him out of the game in the fourth quarter. Javon Wims picked up most of Mooney's vacated snaps, but Anthony Miller also could get more work if the rookie isn't available for the playoff game in New Orleans on Sunday.
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