Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th111.8 (15th)175.7 (32nd)
Defense9th108.1 (10th)211.0 (9th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
02/05/18LBLeonard FloydKnee - MCLQUESTIONABLEFloyd (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Thursday.

As expected, Floyd's season is officially over after he was diagnosed with MCL and PCL sprains in his right knee. The linebacker will undergo surgery within the week. Floyd's absence will leave a gap within the Bears' defensive front, and they'll use his roster spot to promote linebacker Howard Jones to their active roster.

(Updated 11/23/2017)
02/05/18LBJerrell FreemanConcussionQUESTIONABLEFreeman's (concussion/pecotoral) completed his 10-game suspension and was officially reinstated Monday.

Freeman received the 10-game ban in late October for a repeat violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy and was able to serve the suspension while he remained on injured reserve due to a season-ending torn pectoral muscle in addition to a concussion. Though Freeman is under contract with the Bears through 2018, there isn't any guaranteed money left on his deal. If the Bears elect to release Freeman this offseason, it's possible he has played his last NFL game, as the linebacker acknowledged shortly after the suspension was handed down that his career could be over following his latest head injury, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com.

(Updated 01/03/2018)
02/05/18LBIsaiah IrvingKneeQUESTIONABLEThe Bears placed Irving (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Irving suffered a knee injury at Wednesday's practice and will spend the remainder of the season on IR as a result. The rookie played in five games over the course of the season, but failed to log any tackles.

(Updated 12/02/2017)
02/05/18LBPernell McPheeShoulderQUESTIONABLEThe Bears placed McPhee (shoulder) on injured reserve Wednesday.

McPhee will be replaced on the 53-man roster by fellow linebacker Jonathan Anderson, who was signed in a corresponding move. Since inking a five-year, $38.75 million pact with the Bears in March of 2015, McPhee has had difficulty staying healthy, with chronic knee issues hindering him in addition to the right shoulder injury he sustained in the Week 15 loss to the Lions. McPhee will wrap up the 2017 campaign with 21 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble across 13 appearances.

(Updated 12/20/2017)
02/05/18WRCameron MeredithKnee - ACL + MCLQUESTIONABLEMeredith (knee) said Wednesday that he expects to be "100 percent" healthy for the start of training camp, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Earmarked for a starting role at receiver entering the 2017 campaign, Meredith never earned the opportunity to build on his 66-catch, 888-yard sophomore campaign after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the Bears' third preseason contest. Now more than four months along in his rehab, Meredith seems to be making positive progress. He said that he's been able to do some light running and leg-strengthening exercises, putting him on track to be fully healed by the summer. The Bears were never really able to find a dependable top target in the passing game while he was sidelined, so Meredith should have the inside track to a starting role if he checks out fine on the health front during camp.

(Updated 01/03/2018)
02/05/18TEZach MillerKneeOUTMiller (knee) said he hopes to play football again, Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Miller also said his knee is now "stable" after undergoing nine surgeries on his left leg in the last three months, which included a procedure to repair his PCL and LCL in addition to the ruptured popliteal artery that prevented blood from reaching his lower leg. However, there's no guarantee he'll ever return to the field again, let alone for the 2018 season. Miller's currently waiting for his knee to "heal enough to start rehabilitation" and is without any sort of timeline for recovery.

(Updated 02/07/2018)
02/05/18KCairo SantosGroinQUESTIONABLEBears head coach John Fox said the team may need to find a replacement for Santos, who injured his groin during Sunday's 15-14 loss to the 49ers, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

With the Bears unable to venture into scoring range after the first quarter, Santos' injury didn't have much impact on Sunday's game. He dealt with a groin injury earlier this season, prompting the Chiefs to place him on injured reserve and eventually release him. The Bears could turn back to Connor Barth, who was released to make room for Santos a few weeks ago.

(Updated 12/04/2017)
02/05/18DLMitch UnreinKneeQUESTIONABLEUnrein (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Unrein's season comes to an end after he aggravated a nagging knee injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. In 12 games (eight starts), Unrein recorded 32 tackles (25 solo) and 2.5 sacks, as the veteran continued to see his role grow in his third season with the team. Now sidelined, expect second-year pro Jonathan Bullard to take over as starter for the remainder of the season.

(Updated 12/05/2017)
02/05/18WRKevin WhiteShoulderQUESTIONABLEWhite (shoulder) won't be activated from injured reserve this season after the Bears declined to name him one of their two players designated to return, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

White was always considered a long shot to suit up again in 2017 after fracturing his shoulder blade in the Week 1 loss to the Falcons and requiring surgery, but the Bears' decision to designate safeties Deiondre' Hall (hamstring) and Quintin Demps (arm) for returns officially closes the door on the wideout playing in any of the team's final five games. The expectation is that White will be fully recovered from surgery early in the offseason, the Bears probably aren't banking on the 2015 first-round pick filling a vital role in the receiving corps at this point. He'll enter the final season of his rookie contract with just five career NFL games under his belt, as injuries have stunted his development.

(Updated 11/30/2017)
02/05/18LBWillie YoungTricepsQUESTIONABLEYoung (triceps) notched two sacks in four games before being placed on injured reserve in Week 5.

Young is signed with the Bears through 2018, and in his four years with the team he's recorded 26 sacks in 50 games. Should he make a healthy return to the lineup, he'll be a solid IDP option, based on his ability to pile up sacks.

(Updated 01/07/2018)