Shaheen (foot) was acquired by the Dolphins from the Bears on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The 25-year-old was drafted during the second round by the Bears in 2017, but he's played only 27 games in three seasons and has 26 catches for 249 yards and four touchdowns. Shaheen likely won't be guaranteed a roster spot given his track record with injuries, but a strong camp could put him in the mix for the No. 2 job at tight end with Durham Smythe and Chandler Cox.
General manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday that he expects Shaheen (foot) to be on the Bears' roster when training camp starts, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Shaneen will enter the last year of his rookie deal in 2020. The 2017 second-round pick has played in just 27 of a possible 48 contests in his career, during which time he's caught 26 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns. Shaheen missed the last eight games of 2019 on injured reserve, so it will be imperative for him to return to full health for offseason workouts.
Shaheen (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. That's now two Bears tight ends on injured reserve, as Shaheen joins Trey Burton (calf) with a season-ending injury. The 2017 second-round pick has been a massive disappointment, playing in just 14 games over the past two seasons while catching only 14 passes for 122 receiving yards and a touchdown during that time span. J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell are the most likely recipients to pick up additional playing time, with Horsted actually scoring a touchdown on his only reception in Thursday's Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions.
Shaheen (foot) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Lions. The Bears will be without both Shaheen and Ben Braunecker (concussion) for Thanksgiving Day, leaving J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell as the team's available tight ends. Holtz has appeared in nine games this season and has averaged a shade under 20 offensive snaps per game, but he's only notched two catches for 23 yards. Meanwhile, Horsted and Sowell have suited up for just four games combined.
Shaheen (foot) was listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's practice. Since being a healthy scratch in Week 10, Shaheen hasn't practiced and is trending toward a fourth straight absence. If he's unable to get onto the field for Wednesday's session, the Bears will likely be led by J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell at tight end Thursday against the Lions since Ben Braunecker (concussion) isn't expected to play.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/11||@San Francisco 49ers||3||1.00|
|7||10/25||Los Angeles Chargers||22||10.00|
|8||11/01||Los Angeles Rams||8||4.00|
|10||11/15||New York Jets||20||10.00|
|12||11/29||@New York Jets||20||10.00|
|14||12/13||Kansas City Chiefs||23||10.00|
|15||12/20||New England Patriots||2||1.00|
|16||12/27||@Las Vegas Raiders||14||6.00|
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|3 Year Avg||11||9||83||1||5||9.22||16|