Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st72.5 (26th)233.0 (15th)
Defense25th90.5 (15th)251.0 (24th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/18/17DBPrince AmukamaraAnkleQUESTIONABLEAmukamara (ankle) is inactive Sunday for the Bears' Week 2 game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

The absence of their top corner is a major blow to a Bears defense that was already set to have its hands full with containing Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and a Tampa Bay receiving unit ripe with high-level talent. Amukamara was at least able to practice three times in a limited capacity this week, so he could have a more realistic shot at playing in the Bears' Week 3 matchup with the Steelers.

(Updated 09/17/2017)
09/18/17DBDeon BushHamstringQUESTIONABLEBush (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Bush saw action primarily on special teams last week, finishing the game without a tackle. It isn't anticipated that his absence will impact the team greatly.

(Updated 09/17/2017)
09/18/17RBBenny CunninghamAnkleQUESTIONABLECunningham (ankle) is inactive Sunday for the Bears' Week 2 game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Cunningham played just six snaps in the Week 1 loss to the Falcons before suffering a high-ankle sprain and exiting the contest. That type of injury usually requires multiple weeks to heal, so it's no surprise that Cunningham, who listed as doubtful heading into Week 2, will end up missing at least one game. He serves an important role for the Bears on special teams, but with Jordan Howard and rookie Tarik Cohen seemingly entrenched as the team's top two backs, Cunningham wouldn't have been in line for much work offensively Sunday if he had been healthy.

(Updated 09/17/2017)
09/18/17WRMarkus WheatonFingerQUESTIONABLEWheaton (finger) is inactive Sunday for the Bears' Week 2 game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Heading into the week, the Bears were hopeful that Wheaton would be able to make his season debut Sunday and offer a lift to an injury-riddled receiving group, but he'll need more time off in order for his broken digit to heal. On a positive note, Wheaton was able to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday through Friday, so it wouldn't be surprising if he advanced to a full practice participant by next week, which would help his case for suiting up in the Week 3 matchup with the Steelers.

(Updated 09/17/2017)
09/17/17RBJordan HowardShoulderQUESTIONABLEHoward (shoulder) mustered seven yards on nine carries and couldn't haul in his only target during Sunday's 29-7 defeat at Tampa Bay. Afterward, he was seen with a sling on his right arm, according to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Howard was a limited practice participant as a result of a shoulder injury this week, but it's unclear if he's dealing with the same issue. Exploring the box score, he earned two more rushes than Tarik Cohen, but the rookie RB hauled in eight receptions for the second game in a row, suggesting Howard may have received fewer snaps. If the impetus was Howard's health, we should know in due time, but he didn't take part in post-game media obligations. Expect the Bears to clarify his standing in the next few days.

(Updated 09/17/2017)
09/17/17LBNick KwiatkoskiPectoralQUESTIONABLEKwiatkoski (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.

(Updated 09/17/2017)
 

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