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 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 2 21 10.5 2 19

Top Jesper Horsted News

  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Moves to injured reserve

    Chicago placed Horsted on injured reserve Wednesday with an unspecified injury.

    Horsted was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but he's apparently still dealing with an unrelated issue. The depth tight end appeared in seven games during 2021 and caught two passes for 21 yards, both of which went for touchdowns.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Removed from COVID-19 list

    The Bears activated Horsted (illness) off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

    Horstead tested positive for the virus and has been sidelined since Dec. 22. The backup tight end has yet to play over two offensive snaps in a game this season, so his return to the active roster shouldn't impact the Bears' offensive game plan.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Lands on COVID-19 list

    Horsted (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after testing positive for the virus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Horsted, who caught a 19-yard touchdown on the last play of Monday's loss to the Vikings, is the latest Bears player to land in the COVID-19 protocol. Jesse James is also on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but Chicago still has Cole Kmet, Jimmy Graham and J.P. Holtz as its available options at tight end.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Posts second touchdown of season

    Horsted caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Vikings on Monday.

    With the game out of hand and the clock winding down, the Bears had many of their backups on the field, which led to Horsted catching a touchdown pass on his only target as time expired. He's certainly been efficient this year, as he's caught two of his three targets, with both of his receptions coming in the end zone. It's unlikely he'll have enough of a role in the offense to be considered in the fantasy playoffs.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Healthy scratch for Week 11

    Horstead (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest with the Ravens.

    Horstead has mostly operated on special teams this year, so his absence shouldn't affect the Bears' offensive rotations. J.P. Holtz will likely fill in for Horstead on special teams, while Jesse James operates as the backup to Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Targeted once in loss

    Horsted failed to catch his lone target in the Bears' 38-3 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

    Aside from a two-yard touchdown reception two weeks ago, Horsted doesn't have another catch on the year, and unless he moves up the Chicago depth chart, it's unlikely he'll have much fantasy value.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: First reception since 2019

    Horsted caught a two-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 20-9 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

    Horsted functioned as the Bears' third tight end with Jesse James (personal) and J.P. Holtz (quadriceps) sitting this game out. It's unlikely that Horsted will see more than a handful of targets this season unless his situation changes drastically.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Active in Week 5

    Horsted (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Horsted was questionable for the contest with a knee injury even after logging full practices throughout the week. Typically buried on the depth chart, Horsted will serve as the team's third tight end with both Jesse James (personal) and J.P. Holtz (quadriceps) ruled out.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Considered questionable

    Horsted (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    Horstead logged a full workload at each practice this week, so he is certainly trending in the right direction Sunday. With Jesse James (personal) and J.P. Holtz (quadriceps) sidelined, Horsted would be the No. 3 tight end behind Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham should he ultimately get the green light.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Three TDs in huge performance

    Horsted caught all five of his targets for 104 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's preseason win over the Titans.

    The full extent of the 24-year-old's NFL resume is six games for the Bears in 2019, during which he caught only eight passes, but Horsted looked like Jimmy Graham in his prime Saturday. He displayed exceptional hands in grabbing a 20-yard pass from Justin Fields along the sideline between two defenders in the first half for his initial TD, and then the tight end topped himself in the second half by making a spectacular one-handed catch down the seam on a toss from Nick Foles before turning on the jets for a 54-yard score. In between, he brought home a six-yard touchdown from Foles on a slant route. Holsted still seems like a long shot for a 53-man roster spot given the Bears' depth at TE -- Graham, second-year man Cole Kmet and veteran Jesse James all seem like locks -- but this performance might give the coaching staff something to think about, as his size and skills could allow him to fill the same kind of move tight end/H-back role in Matt Nagy's scheme that Trey Burton turned into 569 yards and six TDs back in 2018.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Secures future deal with Bears

    The Bears signed Horsted to a reserve/future contract on Monday.

    Horsted appeared in six games with Chicago during the 2019 season, catching eight of 10 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown. The tight end reverted to the practice squad after his NFL debut, but Horsted will strive for an opportunity to see more game action in 2021.

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  • Jesper Horsted: Shifts to waivers

    The Bears waived Horsted on Saturday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Horsted came in handy last season when the Bears' tight-end depth took a hit, as he played in six games and caught eight of 10 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown. The Bears brought in reinforcements at tight end this offseason, though, signing Jimmy Graham and drafting Cole Kmet in the second round, so Horsted will look for a new opportunity elsewhere.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Not targeted in season finale

    Horsted posted no statistics in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the season with eight receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown in five games.

    Horsted moved into a prominent role over the last six weeks of the season when the Bears lost their top-three tight ends to injuries. During that time, he had one game with more than 20 yards while averaging two targets per contest. He'll enter the last year of his contract with the Bears in 2020, and he'll be expected to compete for a roster spot, though it's unlikely he'll carry much fantasy value unless he soars up the depth chart.

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  • Bears' Jesper Horsted: Snags only target

    Horsted caught one pass for 20 yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

    Horsted has posted exactly one reception in four of his five games this season, and he won't be a player to count on in Week 17 against the Vikings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Shoreview, MN
Age: 24
School: Princeton
Experience: 2