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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 35 0 0 0 0.0

Top Duke Shelley News

  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Inactive for season finale

    Shelley (heel) was inactive in Week 18 and ended the season with 37 tackles and three passes defensed.

    Although he posted the highest tackle total of his three-year career, Shelley was a very inconsistent fantasy producer. Should he be able to stay atop the Bears' depth chart at cornerback, he'd have potential as a solid floor option in IDP leagues. He's signed through the 2022 season, so he could find himself playing for his second NFL contract next year.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Won't play in finale

    Shelley (heel) is inactive Week 18 against the Vikings.

    Shelley was back in practice in a full capacity this week, but that won't be enough to prevent him from missing his fifth game out of the Bears' last six contests. Cornerbacks Thomas Graham and Artie Burns would be candidates to see extra snaps in his stead.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Full go Wednesday

    Shelley was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

    The cornerback was forced to miss Week 17 while dealing with a heel injury, but he'll return to the secondary for the Bears' season finale versus the Vikings on Sunday. Shelley has missed five of the last six games while dealing with injuries, limiting him to just 66 total snaps since the team's Week 10 bye.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Out for Sunday

    Shelley (heel) is out Sunday against the Giants.

    Shelley's absence Sunday will be his fifth in six games after he initially dealt with a hamstring injury. The third-year pro's absence will leave the Bears down a starting corner. Artie Burns will likely now step into that role.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Questionable for Week 17

    Shelley (heel) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Shelley returned to the field for last week's win over Seattle and totaled four tackles (three solo). However, he is dealing with a heel injury ahead of Week 17. If the 25-year-old is unable to play Sunday against the Giants, Artie Burns and Thomas Graham should see increased playing time.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Moves off IR

    Shelley (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    Shelley had been a productive enough nickel corner for the Bears earlier this season, but he hasn't played since Week 11. The 25-year-old is expected to start Sunday with Jaylon Johnson still on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Reverts back to IR

    Shelley (hamstring) was removed from the Bears' reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Shelley was designated to return from the Bears' injured reserve ahead of Week 15, but then the cornerback tested positive for COVID-19. The former Kansas State product will look to make his return to the field in Week 16 against the Seahawks as long as he's able to log some practice before the weekend.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Shelley (hamstring) was placed on reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Shelley was designated to return from IR on Thursday after missing the Bears' previous three games. Now that he's moved to the COVID list, his return suffers a potential setback. Even if Shelley is able to clear protocols to return in time for Monday against the Vikings, it's unclear if his hamstring is healed enough for him to play.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Designated to return

    Shelley (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Thursday, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Shelley has missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury, but he'll be able to return to practice ahead of Monday's game against the Vikings. Since Artie Burns (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Shelley could see additional playing time if he's activated from injured reserve prior to Monday's contest.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Goes on injured reserve

    Shelley (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Shelley left the Bears' loss to Baltimore early Sunday with the injury. His move to IR will create extra opportunity going forward for Artie Burns and Xavier Crawford.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Won't return Sunday

    Shelley (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's contest.

    Shelley recorded two tackles before leaving the Bears' Week 11 contest against the Ravens. If he is unable to return, Xavier Crawford will be the only active cornerback behind Jaylon Johnson and Kindle Vildor.

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  • Bears' Duke Shelley: Best game of season

    Shelley posted seven tackles in the Bears' 29-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday.

    After notching 17 tackles over Chicago's first three games of the season, Shelley's production tailed off and he posted just seven tackles in the following three games. His inconsistent production will make him a difficult player to trust in IDP leagues after the Bears' Week 10 bye.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 176 lbs
Birthplace: DeKalb, GA
Age: 25
School: Kansas State
Experience: 4