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Chicago Bears

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October 18, 2020 06:08 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Posts first sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols recorded a sack and three tackles in Chicago's 23-16 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Nichols is averaging fewer than two tackles per game, and unless he sees a spike in production, his IDP value will remain minimal.

December 30, 2019 05:56 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Underwhelming in second season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols recovered a fumble and added a tackle in the Bears' 21-19 victory over the Vikings in Week 17, and he ended the campaign with 27 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Nichols made a slight improvement in tackles per game over his rookie season, but after posting three sacks and two forced fumbles last season, it was disappointing that he failed to produce any stats other than tackles. Signed through 2021, Nichols will continue to be a depth option in deep IDP leagues.

October 27, 2019 11:40 AM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Will play Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) is active Week 8 against the Chargers.

Despite a late appearance on the injury report, Nichols has managed to avoid the inactive list and will presumably be set to start at defensive end opposite Roy Robertson-Harris. Abdullah Anderson is the only other healthy option at the position after Brent Urban was a healthy scratch, so the organization must have been confident in the health of Nichols and his ability to take on a meaningful snap count.

October 25, 2019 03:00 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Pops up late on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Nichols wasn't on the Bears' injury report Wednesday or Thursday, but he surfaced as a limited participant for Friday's workout. It's never a good sign to be added to the injury report late in a week, although Nichols often takes it easy during indoor practices like Friday's. He's in line for a major role on defense again with Akiem Hicks (elbow) on Ir if he can suit up.

October 20, 2019 03:04 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Active in Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand/knee) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Saints.

Nichols finally overcame his broken hand this past week, but a knee issue that cropped up during the final practice of the week threatened his availability yet again coming into Sunday. However, it's now confirmed he'll be ready to slide back into his usual right defensive end spot for the first time since Week 2.

October 18, 2019 03:04 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand/knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Nichols logged two full practices to begin the week, but he was a limited participant Friday and appears to have picked up a knee injury. A decision on his availability may come down to a game-time decision before Sunday's 4:25 EST p.m. kickoff.

October 18, 2019 09:00 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Practicing without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Nichols appears to have put the Bears' bye week to good use. He's practiced in full for two straight days and looks fully recovered from the fractured hand he suffered Week 2. Barring any setbacks, expect Nichols to slide back into his starting role against the Saints on Sunday.

October 4, 2019 01:40 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Out Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders in London.

Nichols will miss his third straight contest after suffering a fractured hand Week 2 against the Broncos. Roy Robertson-Harris should fill in at defensive end once again for the Bears.

September 27, 2019 02:36 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Out again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

This will be Nichols' second straight absence since suffering a broken hand in the Week 2 win over the Broncos. Roy Robertson-Harris is expected to fill in at defensive end once again in Nichols' absence.

September 21, 2019 02:52 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Ruled out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) will not play in Monday's game against the Redskins.

Nichols was unable to practice all week after breaking his hand in Sunday's win over the Broncos. In his absence, look for Roy Robertson-Harris to fill his void at defensive end.

September 19, 2019 01:16 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Nursing broken hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols suffered a broken hand during Sunday's win over the Broncos and is not expected to play Week 3, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Nichols isn't expected to land on IR and could eventually suit up with a club on his hand, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. In any case, Nichols will likely miss Monday's tilt against Washington. Expect Roy Robertson-Harris to slot into the starting lineup as long as Nichols is unable to go.

September 17, 2019 06:16 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Dealing with wrist issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (wrist) isn't expected to land on injured reserve, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

The fact that an IR stint was a possibility signals that Nichols will likely miss some time, but it'll apparently be less than eight weeks. The team currently has only has four healthy defensive linemen, so they'll likely bring in some depth to back up Roy Robertson-Harris, who is expected to fill in for Nichols.

September 15, 2019 10:52 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) was ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game versus the Broncos, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Nichols started the game at defensive end after shaking off a knee injury, but now he has another hand issue to deal with. Roy Robertson-Harris will fill in opposite Akiem Hicks for the time being. He was spotted with a cast on his right hand after the game.

September 15, 2019 03:08 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) will play in Sunday's road contest against Denver, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Nichols didn't pop up on the injury report until Friday, so this news is positive considering the timing of his injury. The 22-year-old played 32 defensive snaps in Week 1, and it's reasonable to expect he'll be in line for similar work Sunday.

September 13, 2019 04:16 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Denver, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Nichols didn't pop up on Chicago's injury report until Friday when he was limited in practice. The 22-year-old battled through this knee issue in last week's season opener against Green Bay en route to playing 32 defensive snaps. If Nichols can't play Sunday, Roy Robertson-Harris would take over his starting position and Chicago would be left without any reserve defensive ends, barring a call-up from the practice squad.

September 7, 2019 01:04 AM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Active Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) is active for Thursday's season opener against the Packers.

Nichols was initially considered questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Packers, so it's conceivable that he could see a snap count if he indeed takes the field. If Nichols is deemed ready to go without restrictions, he'll play his usual starting role in Chicago's stout defensive front.

September 4, 2019 01:16 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Questionable, but likely to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) was limited for Wednesday's practice and is considered questionable for Thursday's game versus the Packers.

When the Bears practice indoors, they tend to limit Nichols' usage since the turf is harder on his knee. According to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune, it's a precautionary measure, and Nichols should be good to go by game time Thursday. He's expected to start at defensive end and build off the 28 tackles and three sacks he posted last year.

September 3, 2019 09:32 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Game-time decision for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that Nichols' knee injury is "getting slightly better," but also that he's considered a game-time decision for Thursday's season opener against Green Bay, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Nichols was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice after not being listed on Monday's injury report. Nagy's statement gives us a little clarification on how to view the 23-year-old's status as the season opener approaches.

September 3, 2019 02:56 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Limited Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

It's unclear where the injury came from, as Nichols wasn't listed on Monday's injury report. It's also unknown how serious the issue is. Regardless, it's likely safe to assume that the 23-year-old is at least questionable for Thursday's season opener against Green Bay.

January 18, 2019 06:52 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Three sacks in rookie campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols had 28 tackles (20 solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles in 14 games in 2018.

Nichols served as a rotational defensive end throughout the season and exceeded 40 defensive snaps in only one game. The 2018 fifth-round pick enters his first offseason in the league and could push for a heavier workload in his second season.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ DETW 27-2311200000
Sun 09/20vs NYGW 17-1311200000
Sun 09/27@ ATLW 30-2601100100
Sun 10/04vs INDL 11-1930300000
Thu 10/08vs TBW 20-1900000000
Sun 10/18@ CARW 23-1621310000
Mon 10/26@ LARL 10-2403300000
Sun 11/01vs NOL 23-2622400000
Sun 11/08@ TENL 17-2410110000
Mon 11/16vs MINL 13-1913400000
Sun 11/29@ GBL 25-4112300000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020CHI1111261214200001
2019CHI1312271512000001
2018CHI14628208300000
Total382981 47.034 500-02
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/299
Birthdate:
09/14/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Chester, PA, USA
School:
Delaware
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: