Coach Matt Nagy wouldn't commit to Shaheen (foot/ankle) being activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. "I hope so, but I don't know," Nagy said, when asked if the tight end was ready to make his season debut.
Shaheen resumed practicing Nov. 7, but because he hasn't been added back to the 53-man roster yet, the Bears aren't obligated to reveal the extent of his on-field participation. It thus remains unclear how well Shaheen is progressing from the sprained right foot and ankle that he first suffered in August. Nagy recently labeled Shaheen as day-to-day, which at least implies that the 25-year-old remains under consideration for an activation from IR at some point. The Bears would have until Nov. 28 to make a decision on that front.
Coach Matt Nagy labeled Shaheen (foot) as "day-to-day" Thursday, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports. "We're just making sure if he does play [Sunday against the Vikings], give us what we need," Nagy said of the tight end.
The Bears designated Shaheen to return from injured reserve last Wednesday, giving the team until Nov. 28 to decide whether he's fit for a return to the active roster or if he'll be shut down for the rest of the season. Nagy's comments cast some doubt on Shaheen's readiness to contribute in Week 11, but the Bears will presumably wait and see what he's able to do at practices Thursday and Friday before making a call on his status.
Shaheen (foot/ankle) practiced Wednesday, officially opening a three-week window in which to be activated to the 53-man roster, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Shaheen is nearing the end of the road in his recovery from a sprained right foot and ankle, which he sustained during preseason Week 2. Now back on the practice field, he'll have 21 days to prove that he's healthy enough to contribute during the second half of the campaign. If he does so, Shaheen will be second fiddle, at best, behind starting tight end Trey Burton.
Coach Matt Nagy said that Shaheen (foot) is "getting very close" and could return to practice this week, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Shaheen has lingered on injured reserve since the start of the season and has not yet been cleared to practice, despite participating in pregame warmups since Week 7. Whenever the 2017 second-round pick is able to retake the field, he's expected to serve as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Trey Burton. The Bears' first official practice of the week will occur Wednesday, during which time Shaheen appears to have a chance to participate.
Shaheen (foot/ankle) is making progress but won't practice this week, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Shaheen worked out on the field during pregame warmups the past two weeks, but he apparently hasn't shown quite enough to warrant reinstatement for practice. The Bears want to be cautious about the timing of his activation from injured reserve, as they'll have two weeks to make a decision on placing him back on IR (or not) once he begins practicing. Shaheen does seem to be on track for a small role in the Chicago offense at some point in November.
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