Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Christian Jones will continue to slot in at inside linebacker during Kwiatkoski's absence. Moreover, the seriousness of this injury is unclear, so continue to check back to see if this will be a long-term problem on the Bears' defense.
Kwiatkoski left Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with a pectoral injury and is questionable to return, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Kwiatkoski made his first start at inside linebacker Sunday since Jerrell Freeman (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve. If Kwiatkoski's injury is deemed serious, fourth-year linebacker Christian Jones will take over for Kwiatkoski, but this could seriously affect the Bears' defensive productivity.
Kwiatkoski is expected to start at inside linebacker for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
With usual starter Jerrell Freeman heading to IR with both a pectoral muscle injury and a potential concussion, that opens up a spot in the top unit. Kwiatkoski will get the first shot to fill his spot, which should allow the 24-year-old a chance to see an increase in snaps. He logged two tackles in the team's season opener against the Falcons on Sunday, but could boost those numbers with a larger role in store moving forward.
Kwiatkoski (concussion) was not listed on the team's initial injury report Wedensday.
Kwiatkoski dealt with a concussion throughout the preseason, but that issue has apparently passed as he prepares to serve as a depth linebacker in Week1 against the Falcons. The second-year linebacker provided 44 tackles (34 solo) and one in his inaugural campaign and should be prepared to step in again if either Jerrell Freeman or Danny Trevathan suffers an injury.
Kwiatkoski suffered a concussion in the preseason game against the Broncos, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 reports.
Although Kwiatkoski is a backup inside linebacker, he's a more than capable option for the Bears. Should he be needed to make starts during the season, his ability to pile up tackles could make him a streaming IDP option.
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|