Garbiel caught four passes for 37 yards while adding a pair of rushing attempts for 20 yards in the Bears' 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles.
Gabriel was targeted nine times and used mostly on short-to-intermediate passes to help move the chains in the Bears' playoff loss. During his first year with the Bears, Gabriel ended the season with 67 catches for 688 yards and two scores, but he didn't find the end zone since Week 4 and he only had two strong fantasy performances all year. He'll enter the second of a four-year contract as a low-upside fantasy option who has yet to post 700 receiving yards in any of his five NFL seasons.
Gabriel (ribs) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
This confirms Gabriel escaped with a minor injury during Sunday's 24-10 win over Minnesota. With Allen Robinson (ribs) and Anthony Miller (shoulder) also managing full participation, Mitchell Trubisky heads into the playoffs with his full complement of weapons. The first test comes Sunday against a shaky Philadelphia pass defense.
Gabriel injured his ribs during Sunday's 24-10 win in Minnesota, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Gabriel's injury initially was termed a shoulder concern, but further evaluation helped the Bears hone in on the area at issue. Coach Matt Nagy said Gabriel and Anthony Miller (shoulder) will continue to be examined but believes neither injury is serious. The duo join Allen Robinson (ribs) as banged-up Bears receivers heading into preparation for a wild-card matchup with the Eagles.
Gabriel was forced from Sunday's game against the Vikings after suffering a shoulder injury.
Anthony Miller was also ruled out with a shoulder issue while Allen Robinson (ribs) is inactive, leaving the Bears with little depth at wide receiver. Josh Bellamy, Kevin White and Javon Wims are the remaining wide receivers on the roster for Chicago.
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has typically spread the wealth around among the Bears' pass catchers this season, but Mayer posits that Robinson's absence coupled with the artificial turf in Minnesota will prove most beneficial to Gabriel, the speediest member of the team's wideout corps. Gabriel didn't need the aid of turf to make things difficult for Minnesota back in Week 11 at Soldier Field, where he turned nine targets into seven receptions for 52 yards and took two carries for 17 yards.
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