NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 4 0 0 1 0.0

Top Josh Blackwell News

  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Active Thursday

    Blackwell (hamstring) is active for Thursday night's game against the Panthers.

    Blackwell was activated from injured reserve earlier in the day. The third-string cornerback has played 39 snaps on special teams and 19 on defense in two games this season.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Gets activated from IR

    Chicago activated Blackwell (hamstring) from its injured reserve list Thursday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

    The transaction makes Blackwell available to potentially play Thursday versus the Panthers. If he suits up, he'll probably play the majority of his snaps on special teams.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Slated for return

    Blackwell (hamstring) was designated to return from IR on Monday.

    Blackwell will now have a 21-day window to practice with the team before he'll need to be added to the active roster. However, the Duke product could return as soon as Thursday against the Panthers, if he's healthy enough to suit up.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Heads to IR

    Blackwell (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Blackwell wasn't able practice all week after suffering a hamstring injury during Chicago's Week 3 loss to Kansas City, making it no surprise that he's been placed on IR. The loss of the 24-year-old isn't the biggest to the Bears' defense, as he's recorded only four total tackles through two appearances this season.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Won't play vs. Denver

    Blackwell (hamstring) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Broncos, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Blackwell will sit out of a second game in just three weeks as he continues to deal with a nagging hamstring issue. Rookie fifth-rounder Terell Smith could see a small increase in snaps in Blackwell's absence.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Not ready to partcipate

    Blackwell (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Blackwell exited the team's loss to the Chiefs on Sunday with the injury and was unable to return. It appears the Duke product is still working to recover and will now turn his focus to being ready to return to the practice field Thursday.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Questionable to return Sunday

    Blackwell exited Sunday's contest against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.

    With Tyrique Stevenson also questionable to return with a hamstring injury, Terell Smith will see an ever bigger workload for the rest of Sunday's contest should neither corner return.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Practices fully Thursday

    Blackwell (hamstring) is practicing in full Thursday ahead of Sunday's Week 3 game against the Chiefs.

    Blackwell missed Week 2 against the Bucs. With slot CB Kyler Gordon (hand) on injured reserve, Blackwell should slide into that role versus Patrick Mahomes.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Ruled out Week 2

    Blackwell (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official website reports.

    No surprise here, as Blackwell originally received a doubtful designation. His absence could create more snaps at cornerback for the likes of Greg Stroman, Terell Smith and Jaylon Jones.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Doubtful Sunday

    Blackwell (hamstring) is listed as doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The second-year corner out of Duke was held out of Thursday and Friday's practices after participating in a limited fashion earlier in the week. If Blackwell were to miss Sunday's contest, Greg Stroman and Jaylon Jones would most likely see more opportunities in Chicago's secondary.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Signs tender with Chicago

    Blackwell signed his one-year tender with the Bears on Monday, Aaron Wilson KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Blackwell, who had been an exclusive rights free agent, now will officially return to Chicago for the 2023 campaign. The 2022 undrafted free agent played both on defense and special teams in 16 games last season and registered 23 tackles (16 solo). Blackwell should have a similar role heading into the upcoming season.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Ends season on injured reserve

    Blackwell ended the season with 23 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 16 games played.

    Blackwell (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve ahead of Week 18. Through Week 12, he was primarily used on special teams, but afterward, he played at least 34 snaps on three occasions, and he recorded four or five tackles in each of those games. He's now a exclusive-rights free agent, but if the Bears retain him, he should compete for a depth role at cornerback during training camp.

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  • Bears' Josh Blackwell: Lands on injured reserve

    Blackwell (undisclosed) was placed on IR on Wednesday.

    It's unclear what injury Blackwell suffered or when it occurred. The 23-year-old played a season-high 40 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions, recording five tackles (three solo). He'll now focus on returning next season at full health.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Buford, GA
Age: 24
School: Duke
Experience: 2