Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: Matt Nagy
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th111.8 (15th)175.7 (32nd)
Defense9th108.1 (10th)211.0 (9th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
93Acho, Sam LB6-32599/6/19888Texas
50Allen, Dejon T6-32905/5/1994RHawaii
38Amos, Adrian SAF6-02144/29/19934Penn State
20Amukamara, Prince DB6-02046/6/19898Nebraska
52Anderson, Jonathan LB6-323710/27/19914TCU
76Anderson, Abdullah DT6-42951/24/1996RBucknell
14Ayers, DeMarcus WR5-111907/7/19941Houston
15Bellamy, Josh WR6-02085/18/19894Louisville
84Braunecker, Ben TE6-42522/7/19943Harvard
9Bray, Tyler QB6-622512/27/19916Tennessee
85Brown, Daniel TE6-52475/26/19924James Madison
81Brown, Marlon WR6-52144/22/19915Georgia
90Bullard, Jonathan DE6-229610/22/19933Florida
46Burton, Michael FB6-02402/1/19924Rutgers
80Burton, Trey TE6-323510/29/19915Florida
26Bush, Deon SAF6-02058/14/19933Miami (Fla.)
37Callahan, Bryce CB5-1018810/23/19914Rice
29Cohen, Tarik RB5-61817/26/19952North Carolina A&T
31Cooper, Marcus DB6-21972/1/19906Rutgers
69Coward, Rashaad DT6-532011/6/19941Old Dominion
30Cunningham, Benny RB5-102187/7/19906Middle Tennessee
4Daniel, Chase QB6-022510/7/198610Missouri
68Daniels, James C6-42959/13/1997RIowa
58Edebali, Kasim LB6-22538/17/19895Boston College
29Fant, Rashard DB5-101801/8/1995RIndiana
49Fitts, Kylie LB6-426510/11/1994RUtah
14Fleming, Matt WR6-018012/4/1996RBenedictine
94Floyd, Leonard LB6-62519/8/19923Georgia
13Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19914Michigan State
47Franklin, John DB6-11861/21/1994RFlorida Atlantic
23Fuller, Kyle DB6-01902/16/19925Virginia Tech
18Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81652/17/19915Abilene Christian
19Gentry, Tanner WR6-220912/18/19941Wyoming
91Goldman, Eddie DT6-43201/6/19944Florida State
35Grant, Doran CB5-1019611/30/19922Ohio State
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33018/12/19914Oregon
60Greene, Brandon OL6-52953/1/19941Alabama
32Hall, Deiondre' DB6-22065/31/19943Northern Iowa
63Hall, Jeremi G6-53404/11/1995RSouth Florida
96Hicks, Akiem DE6-533211/16/19897Regina (Canada)
36Houston-Carson, DeAndre DB6-12054/13/19933William & Mary
24Howard, Jordan RB6-122411/2/19943Indiana
47Irving, Isaiah LB6-22546/9/19942San Jose State
45Iyiegbuniwe, Joel LB6-123010/12/1995RWestern Kentucky
39Jackson, Eddie SAF6-020212/10/19922Alabama
92Jenkins, John DT6-33277/11/19896Georgia
8Johnson, Garrett WR5-1117512/3/1995RKentucky
21Joseph, Michael CB6-11873/19/1995RDubuque
64Kush, Eric C6-43179/9/19895California (PA)
44Kwiatkoski, Nick LB6-22425/26/19933West Virginia
22LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-111907/25/19943Florida Atlantic
72Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/9/19915Boise State
75Long, Kyle G6-631612/5/19886Oregon
99Lynch, Aaron LB6-62703/8/19935South Florida
70Massie, Bobby T6-63178/1/19897Ole Miss
71McCants, Matt T6-53098/18/19894UAB
27McManis, Sherrick DB6-119312/19/19879Northwestern
17Miller, Anthony WR5-1119010/9/1994RMemphis
86Miller, Zach TE6-524510/4/19849Nebraska-Omaha
25Mincy, Jonathon DB5-101969/5/1992RAuburn
33Mizzell, Taquan RB5-1019210/21/19932Virginia
67Morgan, Jordan G6-33115/13/19942Kutztown
35Nall, Ryan RB6-223212/27/1995ROregon State
98Nichols, Bilal DT6-42909/14/1996RDelaware
43Norris, Elijah LB6-42207/4/1994RShepherd
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42172/22/19915Miami (Fla.)
46Orr, Nick DB5-1018710/6/1995RTCU
1Parkey, Cody K6-01902/19/19925Auburn
73Pericak, Will G6-330012/30/19893Colorado
95Robertson-Harris, Roy DE6-72947/23/19932Texas-El Paso
12Robinson, Allen WR6-32118/24/19935Penn State
74Rotimi, Bunmi DE6-42757/16/1995ROld Dominion
48Scales, Patrick LS6-42392/11/19884Utah State
87Shaheen, Adam TE6-627010/24/19942Ashland
88Sims, Dion TE6-42682/18/19916Michigan State
58Smith, Roquan LB6-12254/8/1997RGeorgia
79Sowell, Bradley T6-73126/6/19897Ole Miss
82Thompson, Colin TE6-425712/15/19931Temple
53Timu, John LB6-02468/27/19924Washington
33Toliver, Kevin DB6-219211/24/1995RLSU
59Trevathan, Danny LB6-12393/24/19907Kentucky
10Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-32228/20/19942North Carolina
48Trumbetti, Andrew LB6-42633/14/1996RNotre Dame
78Walker, Cavon DT6-22787/4/1994RMaryland
71Watford, Earl G6-33006/24/19906James Madison
11White, Kevin WR6-32166/25/19924West Virginia
65Whitehair, Cody C6-33107/11/19923Kansas State
97Williams, Nick DT6-42972/21/19904Samford
83Wims, Javon WR6-42159/11/1994RGeorgia
2Winslow, Ryan P6-52174/30/1994RPittsburgh
55Woods, Josh LB6-1204//RMaryland
Injured Players
 Roland, Shaq (IR) WR6-119012/27/1993RWest Georgia
 
 
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Position Listing
Josh Woods
No Updates
Cre'von LeBlanc
News
LeBlanc finished the 2017 season with 17 tackles (14 solo), a sack and a forced fumble for the Bears.

LeBlanc had a much more productive rookie campaign in 2016, but only played only 306 total snaps (212 defensive) this season. Starter Kyle Fuller is slated to become a free agent and the Bears cornerback situation is wide open as LeBlanc enters the final year of his rookie contract, but the step down in his second season doesn't do much for his chances of role worthy of IDP relevance in 2018.

Kyle Long
News
Head coach Matt Nagy indicated Thursday that he anticipates Long (shoulder) being "good to go" by the time training camp rolls around, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Long participated in some individual drills early during OTAs in May after undergoing three offseason surgeries to repair various issue. It appears his recovery is going well and, if he's ready to go by camp as expected, he should resume his duties as the team's starting right guard entering 2018.

Injury
Shoulder - Labrum - Questionable for the start of training camp
Garrett Johnson
No Updates
Benny Cunningham
News
Cunningham will re-sign with the Bears, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Cunningham will thus reprise his role as a depth back and core special teams player for the Bears after carrying nine times for 29 yards and catching 20 passes for 240 yards and two TDs for the team in 2017. From a fantasy standpoint, however, Cunningham is clearly behind both lead back Jordan Howard and top change-of-pace man Tarik Cohen.

DeAndre Houston-Carson
News
Houston-Carson collected 10 tackles over 11 games during the 2017 season.

Houston-Carson, a backup free safety, has played just 25 snaps over the first two years of his career while primarily playing on special teams. He'll be an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, and if he remains in Chicago, he'll likely continue to see limited snaps on defense.

Kevin Toliver
No Updates
Aaron Lynch
News
Lynch (ankle) sat out of OTAs last week with a hamstring injury, The Athletic Chicago reports.

It's the second injury of the offseason for Lynch, as he also suffered a left ankle sprain during a workout in April. The hamstring issue doesn't appear overly serious, but numerous offseason injuries for a player who missed nine games each of the past two seasons is hardly moving in the right direction.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Taquan Mizzell
News
Mizzell was on the active roster for four games in 2017, but he didn't see a single snap.

Mizzell slotted as the fourth-string running back and the Bears stayed relatively healthy at the position all season, so he was never pressed into action. He's signed for two more seasons, but with Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen serving as the top options in the backfield, he'll likely need an injury in order to see significant playing time. Should he find his way into the mix next in 2018, his best chance for fantasy production would likely be through the air, as he averaged 63 receptions over his last two collegiate campaigns.

Bunmi Rotimi
No Updates
Rashaad Coward
No Updates
Matt Fleming
No Updates
Leonard Floyd
News
Floyd (knee) went full-speed on the field during the Bears' OTAs last week and should be fully cleared for training camp, The Athletic Chicago reports.

Floyd continued his progression from the MCL and PCL sprains he suffered in his right knee in November, finally getting onto the field last week with a brace on his right leg. The 25-year-old will now have plenty of additional time to rest up before training camp kicks off in mid-July, as he is expected be a main cog in the Bears' pass rush in 2018. Floyd has played only 22 games over his first two seasons, recording 11.5 sacks, two safeties and a forced fumble.

Charles Leno Jr.
News
Leno Jr. signed a four-year extension with the Bears on Wednesday, Marc Sessler of NFL Network reports.

The Bears have the left side of their offensive line locked down for years to come, as both Leno Jr. and left guard Kyle Long are now under contract through the 2021 season.

Doran Grant
News
Grant (head) was waived from injured reserve Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

While it isn't clear if Grant is past the head injury that landed him on IR in the first place, he'll be eligible to sign with another team if he passes through waivers.

Tanner Gentry
News
The Bears signed Gentry to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Gentry moved from the Bears' practice squad to the active roster multiple times this season, ultimately finishing the year on the former. The Wyoming product is a nifty route-runner who should have a real shot to claim a spot on the Bears' unsettled depth chart with a strong offseason.

Anthony Miller
No Updates
Sherrick McManis
News
McManis tallied 13 stops and recovered a fumble in his eighth NFL season.

McManis played 31 defensive snaps, and he's had more than 45 just once during his eight-year career. Since he's primarily a special-teams player who doesn't return kicks, he carries very little value as an IDP as he enters unrestricted free agency.

Ryan Nall
No Updates
John Timu
News
Timu re-signed with the Bears on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Timu failed to receive a qualifying offer from the Bears last week, making him an unrestricted free agent. However, the two sides have now reached an agreement, meaning the undrafted linebacker will remain in Chicago, where he has spent his first three seasons. Last year, Timu recorded 16 tackles (12 solo) and one pass defensed in 11 games, playing mostly in a special teams role.

Tyler Bray
News
Bray signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Friday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Bray has spent his entire five-year career as a backup with Kansas City and will now follow ex-Chiefs offensive coordinator and current Bears head coach Matt Nagy to Chicago. He'll initially slot in as the third quarterback behind Mitchell Trubisky and Chase Daniel.

Danny Trevathan
News
Trevathan recorded seven tackles in the Week 17 loss to the VIkings to end the season with 89 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 12 games.

Trevathan finished the season somewhat slowly, as he averaged six tackles over the last three games, but he continued to show that he can post elite IDP numbers by collecting double-digit stops on five occasions. He's signed through the 2019 season, and as long as he remains healthy he's still an upper-echelon IDP based on his ability to pile up big tackle numbers.

Dejon Allen
No Updates
Will Pericak
News
The Broncos released the following players on Sunday: Linebacker Jamar Chaney, running back Brennan Clay, wide receiver Greg Hardin, linebacker Jerrell Harris, offensive tackle Winston Justice, safety Charles Mitchell, defensive tackle Will Pericak, quarterback Bryn Renner, defensive end Chase Vaughn, running back Jerodis Williams and wide receiver Greg Wilson.
Jonathan Anderson
News
Anderson was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Anderosn was waived by the Bears prior to the start of the regular season, but he will be called up with the open roster spot created by Jerrell Freeman being placed on injured reserve. Anderson will provide additional depth at linebacker for Chicago.

Jordan Howard
News
Head coach Matt Nagy stated that Howard's role will be "game specific", Adan Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Nagy also continued to confirm earlier offseason reports that he sees Howard as the "main guy," but he went on to say that in his offense, "it's game specific as to whether or not you need that." Nagy also indicated that the team is working with Howard to improve his receiving skills. Regardless of the potential that he improves as a pass catcher, it's unlikely that he'll turn out to be a better receiving option than Tarik Cohen, and Cohen will likely be the main receiving back. This certainly doesn't come across as great news for those looking at Howard as an elite fantasy option, but the fact that he's expected to be locked into early-down and goal-line work should ensure that he remains among the top running backs worthy of an early-round draft pick.

Adam Shaheen
News
Bears head coach Matt Nagy sees Shaheen as a good fit as a traditional in-line tight end with added versatility, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

With Trey Burton having been signed to man the "U" position in the offense -- the same receiver/tight end hybrid role that Travis Kelce excelled in when Nagy was the offensive coordinator with the Chiefs -- Shaheen will primarily be slotted for blocking duties. Nagy also stated that Shaheen can play Burton's hybrid role, but the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Shaheen projects to be a much better blocker. Since the odds of two tight ends seeing heavy involvement in the passing attack are small, Burton is looking like the preferable target of the two in fantasy leagues, making Shaheen little more than a player to stash in deeper settings.

Michael Burton
News
Burton had one carry for zero yards while catching his only target for zero yards in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings to end his season with four carries for eight yards and two receptions for nine yards in 16 games.

Burton played fewer than 20 offensive snaps in every game, and he usually played in short-yardage situations when a fullback was needed in the formation. He'll go into the last year of a two-year contract, and it's unlikely that his role will be much different than it was in 2017.

John Franklin
No Updates
Taylor Gabriel
News
Bears head coach Matt Nagy expects Gabriel to stretch the defense vertically in 2018, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-TImes reports.

Nagy plans to use Gabriel in a "zebra" role, which is primarily designed for a slot receiver that can also be put in motion to create mismatches. Gabriel has had two seasons with at least 16.5 yards per reception during his four years in the league, though he has yet to catch more than 36 passes in any campaign. Although he's unlikely to draw considerable target volume from game to game, Gabriel's big-play ability makes him an upside play in the latter rounds of fantasy drafts.

Eric Kush
News
Kush is competing for a starting role at guard, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears are set at both tackle positions and Kyle Long is cemented in his role at right guard. With Cody Whitehair expected to secure the first-string job at center, Kush is likely competing with second-round rookie James Daniels for the final starting gig along the offensive line. Even if Kush doesn't make the cut, he should nonetheless hold down a significant rotational role during the 2018 season.

Jonathon Mincy
No Updates
Akiem Hicks
News
Hicks collected three stops in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings and ended the season with 54 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 16 games.

Hicks set a career high with 8.5 sacks, he now has 15 sacks in his first two seasons with the Bears after having collected just 9.5 sacks in his five years in the league before heading to Chicago. The veteran had a great first half with seven sacks before going into a five-game drought, but he'll continue to be a solid, though not elite, IDP option as he heads into the third year of a six-year contract with the Bears.

Roquan Smith
No Updates
Prince Amukamara
News
Amukamara is looking to build on solid 2017 Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

While being interviewed, Amukamara boldly proclaimed his individual goal of intercepting 10 passes. However, based on the fact that he's intercepted just seven passes over his seven-year career, he'll do well to match his career-high three picks in 2014. He's locked in as a starter across from Kyle Fuller, so playing time won't be an issue for the veteran. In terms of IDP value, he'll be most valuable as a tackler after averaging 51 stops over the last four seasons.

Ben Braunecker
News
Braunecker wasn't targeted during the 2017 season, as he primarily played on special teams while seeing just four offensive snaps in eight games played.

Braunecker will be an exclusive-rights free agent, but if the Bears retain him, he'll likely struggle to see consistent playing time at tight end with Adam Shaheen and Dion Sims serving as the top two options at the position. He's posted just 41 receiving yards over 21 career contests.

Deiondre' Hall
News
Hall received six months' probation Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges related to a March 2017 incident in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Though Hall's legal situation is now resolved, it remains to be seen if he'll be subject to further discipline from the Bears or the NFL. Hall, a 2016 fourth-round pick, appeared in two games last season after being activated from injured reserve in early December, following an extended absence due to a hamstring issue.

Nick Williams
News
Williams signed a contract with the Bears on Thursday.

Williams last played in 2016, recording eight tackles while playing in 10 games combined with the Dolphins and Chiefs. If he makes the Bears' roster in 2018 it will likely be as a depth lineman and special teams player.

Michael Joseph
No Updates
Mitchell Trubisky
News
The Bears traded up in the second round of the 2018 draft to select wide receiver Anthony Miller out of Memphis to give Trubisky his fourth new receiving weapon of the offseason, Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After adding wide receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, as well as tight end Trey Burton in free agency, Miller rounds out a receiving group that potentially gives Trubisky a chance to make a huge second-year leap as a potential fantasy starter. Of course, the the receivers and the quarterback will all be learning new head coach Matt Nagy's offense while trying to build chemistry, so there also could be a significant learning curve. Although there's plenty of reason for optimism in regards to Trubisky as a fantasy breakout player this year, selecting him as a fantasy backup with upside may be the wisest route to go.

Roy Robertson-Harris
News
Robertson-Harris (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Robertson-Harris was inactive for last week's loss to the Eagles but appears to now be back to full strength. Look for him to resume his role as a reserve defensive lineman Sunday against the 49ers.

Daniel Brown
News
Brown has signed a contract to return to the Bears in 2018, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio reports.

The Bears failed to extend a qualifying offer to Brown before the start of the new league year, so it didn't seem likely he'd be brought back for another go around. However, it's now clear that he'll return to Chicago in 2018. With that said, Brown is firmly behind Adam Shaheen, Dion Sims and the recently-acquired Trey Burton on the depth chart, likely setting him up for a special-teams role.

Kyle Fuller
News
The Bears have matched the offer sheet Fuller signed with the Packers, inking him to a four-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Chicago wasted little time in matching the offer sheet put forth by division-rival Green Bay, making Fuller one of the highest paid cornerbacks in the league. Rapoport indicates the contract is worth $56 million with $18 million guaranteed, locking in the 26-year-old as the Bears' top cornerback for the foreseeable future.

Bilal Nichols
No Updates
Ryan Winslow
No Updates
Jonathan Bullard
News
Bullard ended the season with a sack, a forced fumble and 26 tackles in 16 games.

Bullard started his second year with the Bears as a rotational player who didn't see more than 26 defensive snaps in all but one of the first 10 games. Down the stretch he was worked into the lineup a bit more, as he averaged 37 defensive plays over the last six games. Despite his increased playing time, he failed to exceed four tackles in any game while notching just one sack. He'll enter the third year of a four-year contract, but unless he shows significant improvement, he'll be a low-upside IDP.

Earl Watford
News
Watford signed a contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.

Watford will give the Bears' offensive line depth after spending his first five seasons with the Cardinals, which included 21 starts in 43 appearances. Watford will be in the mix for the starting left guard position and can fill in for Kyle Long (shoulder, neck, elbow), who is recovering from three surgeries this offseason.

Adrian Amos
News
Amos posted a season-high 11 tackles in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings to end the season with 69 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception return for a touchdown in 13 games.

Amos started the season as a special-teamer, but as injuries struck the Bears' secondary he was thrust into a starting role in Week 4. He quickly became an excellent IDP performer, as he collected at least six tackles in all but one of his 10 starts, and became valuable enough to the team that he was removed from special teams in the last two games of the season. Assuming he's earned a starting role for 2018, he should be one of the top IDPs selected at safety in fantasy drafts as he enters the last year of his contract with the Bears.

Elijah Norris
No Updates
Marcus Cooper
News
Cooper signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Cooper signed a three-year, $16 million deal last year and was released by the Bears in mid-March after playing a minimal defensive role in 2017. The 28-year-old is likely to serve as a depth corner for Chicago in 2018 with the return of Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara.

Colin Thompson
News
The Bears signed Thompson to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Thompson finished the season on the Bears' practice squad but will need to put together an impressive offseason in order to stick with the team into the 2018 regular season.

Zach Miller
News
Miller (knee) was placed on the Reserve/PUP list on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

By being placed on the Reserve/PUP list, Miller's season is officially over, but the Bears reportedly knew that the tight end would be unable to play when they re-signed him Monday. In fact, it's possible that Miller may never be able to play in the NFL ever again after rupturing an artery in his left leg last season. Miller will ultimately revert to injured reserve once the regular season is underway.

Injury
Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Javon Wims
No Updates
Andrew Trumbetti
No Updates
Hroniss Grasu
News
Grasu (hand) was a full practice participant for the Bears on Wednesday.

Grasu hasn't appeared in a game since Week 3, but appears to be healthy coming off the Bears' bye week. Thursday and Friday's practice sessions should provide further clarity on whether the 26-year-old has fully recovered from the injury.

Jordan Morgan
News
Morgan (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The nature of Morgan's injury isn't clear. He's unlikely to come off IR before season's end unless he agrees to an injury settlement with the Bears.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joel Iyiegbuniwe
No Updates
Josh Bellamy
News
Bellamy signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday, Larry Meyer of the Bears' official site reports.

Bellamy, who received the lowest of three possible restricted free-agent tenders the Bears could have offered, took his time to sign the tender after failing to draw much interest from other teams. He'll now return to the Bears for the 2018 season and will join a wide-receiver corps that includes a number of new faces, namely Allen Robinson (knee) and Taylor Gabriel. In 15 games for Chicago last season, Bellamy caught 24 of 46 targets for 376 yards and one score.

James Daniels
No Updates
Cody Whitehair
News
Whitehair (elbow) was a full participant at the Bears' practice Wednesday.

Whitehair sustained the injury against the Saints in Week 8 and did not return to the game, but he appears healthy following the Bears' bye week. The 24-year-old may be battling Hroniss Grasu for the starting job at center for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Tarik Cohen
News
Cohen said he added muscle in the offseason and is up to 190 pounds, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Cohen checked in at 179 pounds ahead of last year's draft -- where he was a fourth-round pick -- and was listed at 181 for the regular season. Given that he's only 5-foot-6, his current weight likely falls in the upper range of where he can comfortably play without sacrificing too much speed. Cohen came out of the gate fast with at least four catches and 48 scrimmage yards in each of his first four games, but he ultimately finished the year with only 87 carries for 370 yards and two touchdowns and 53 catches for 353 yards and another score. New head coach Matt Nagy confirmed Jordan Howard's status as the lead back, but Cohen nonetheless figures to be a big part of the offense as the Bears look to open up their passing attack for Mitchell Trubisky's second season. In addition to competing with Benny Cunningham for playing time on passing downs, Cohen likely will push Howard for early-down work. Howard has been remarkably unreliable as a receiving option, dropping 12 of 82 targets (14.6 percent) in two NFL seasons.

Patrick Scales
News
Scales (knee) re-signed with the Bears on Tuesday, Colleen Kane of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Scales suffered a torn ACL last preseason, missing the entire 2017 campaign. Andrew DePaola, the Bears' long-snapper last season, recently signed with the Raiders, leaving a hole in the Bears' depth chart. Scales has spent the past two and half seasons in Chicago and will be the frontrunner to take over long snapping duties in 2018 as long as he can make a full recovery this offseason.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Brandon Greene
News
Greene was promoted to the Bears' 53-man roster Saturday.

Greene has been on the Bears' practice squad since roster cutdowns but will have his opportunity for the final two weeks of the season. The 27-year-old should serve in a reserve role on the interior of the Bears offensive line.

Matt McCants
News
McCants was released from injured reserve by the Browns on Tuesday.

McCants suffered an ankle injury early in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve as a result. He'll now look for a spot on a team in need of bolstering its offensive line.

Jeremi Hall
No Updates
Nick Kwiatkoski
News
Kwiatkoski registered a pair of sacks and a forced fumble along with 49 tackles in 11 games in his second season with the Bears.

Kwiatkoski became a regular in the Bears' linebacker corps in Week 10 after injuries and suspensions left the Bears thin at the position. After collecting sacks in two straight games, he failed to notch another in any of the last six games. He also failed to exceed three tackles in any of his first four starts, but he finished the season on a high note while averaging 8.67 tackles in the last three games of the year. He's signed for the next two years, but unless he can permanently move into the starting lineup he won't be a reliable IDP.

Sam Acho
News
Acho re-signed with the Bears on a two-year contract Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.

Acho saw the most defensive snaps of his three years in Chicago during the 2017 campaign (640) and his output for the club -- 45 tackles (29 solo) and three sacks -- resulted in the Bears rewarding him with a shiny new two-year contract. He should assume his role as the team's starting right outside linebacker again in 2018, but sports little upside as an IDP option.

Isaiah Irving
News
Irving is expected to compete for a key role in the Bears' outside linebacker rotation, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. "We feel he can make a push," said Bears linebacker coach Brandon Staley. "We really felt before he got hurt at the end of last year that he was making a push. We like a lot of the things that he brings to the table -- he can rush, he is outstanding in the run game, heavy-handed, (and) he can move his feet really well in pass coverage."

Irving was slowly but surely carving out a significant role in the Bears defense last season before a knee injury planted him on injured reserve in early December. Now healthy, the second-year linebacker has reportedly added 20 pounds of muscle this offseason and apparently was turning heads in spring workouts. Behind starters Leonard Floyd and Sam Acho, offseason addition Aaron Lynch is the only OLB that's been working ahead of Irving.

Allen Robinson
News
Robinson (knee) is expected to be ready for practice when the Bears report to training camp July 19, ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Despite holding him out for the vast majority of the offseason program, the Bears apparently are optimistic Robinson will be a full go for the start of camp. He's 10 months removed from tearing the ACL in his left knee, entering the first season of a three-year, $42 million contract. Robinson is a clear favorite to serve as the No. 1 target in Chicago, though Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, Kevin White and TE Trey Burton all have a head start in building chemistry with Mitchell Trubisky.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chase Daniel
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Daniel agreed to terms Wednesday with the Bears on a two-year, $10 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Daniel will receive $7 million guaranteed in the deal, which is voidable after one year in the event the veteran quarterback wants to test the open market. Regarded as one of the better backups in the NFL since going undrafted out of Missouri in 2009, Daniel has had the luxury of playing behind durable starters over his 10 seasons, attempting just 78 passes over that span. He'll replace the departed Mike Glennon as the No. 2 signal caller on the depth chart behind Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago.

Abdullah Anderson
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Rashard Fant
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Eddie Jackson
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Jackson collected 11 stops in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings, ending the season with 73 tackles, two touchdowns, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 16 games.

Jackson was an uneven IDP performer over the Bears' first 11 games, but recorded at least five tackles in each of his last five games while averaging seven tackles during that span. He'll enter the second year of his four-year rookie deal in 2018 and should be considered a top IDP at the safety position, as he should continue to show improvement with a full season under his belt.

Kylie Fitts
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Kevin White
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The Bears won't exercise White's $13.92 million team option for 2019, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft, White has been a consistent disappointment for Chicago. He has played in just five games in three seasons, pulling in 21 receptions for 193 yards. It doesn't come as much of a surprise that White's fifth-year option won't be picked up, considering the Bears would've been on the hook for a substantial sum if he suffered another serious injury. Despite his pedigree, White may not even be a lock to make the 53-man roster after the Bears signed Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel in the offseason and selected Anthony Miller in the second round of the draft last week. With those three new additions assured roster spots, White will compete with Bennie Fowler, Josh Bellamy, Tanner Gentry and a few other players for what likely will be two or three openings at receiver.

Eddie Goldman
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Goldman tallied 44 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 15 games to finish his third season with the Bears.

Goldman posted a career high with the 44 tackles, but despite playing 608 snaps -- more than 90 more than he's played in either of his first two years with the Bears -- his 1.5 sacks represented the lowest total of his career. He'll enter the fourth and final year of his rookie deal, but he hasn't done enough to be considered a reliable fantasy option at this point of his career.

Bryce Callahan
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The Bears tendered Callahan's contract Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

The Bears now have the right to match another team's offer to Callahan in order to keep him in Chicago. Callahan has started 19 games in his three-year career, and he posted 25 tackles, six pass breakups and two picks in 2017. Starting cornerback Kyle Fuller has received a transition tag from the Bears, but his return isn't certain yet, so Callahan could in line for a full-time starting gig in 2018 if Fuller heads to another team.

John Jenkins
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Jenkins has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Jenkins split last season between New Orleans and Seattle, recording 13 tackles in nine games. He only has 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his four-year career, but at 350-plus pounds, he could be of use to Chicago's run defense in a depth role.

Bennie Fowler
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The Bears have signed Fowler, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The addition of Fowler bolsters a Chicago receiving corps that recently saw Cameron Meredith head to the Saints as a restricted free agent. The 6-foot-1 212-pound Fowler caught a career-high 29 passes for 350 yards and three TDs for the Broncos last season. He'll now jostle for slotting on the Bears' 2018 wideout depth chart (behind top option Allen Robinson) along with the likes of Taylor Gabriel, Kevin White, Josh Bellamy and Tanner Gentry.

Shaq Roland
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Trey Burton
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Burton will play the "U" position in Bears head coach Matt Nagy's offensive scheme, filling the spot Travis Kelce occupied in Kansas City last season, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Nagy wants his "U" tight end to be a focal point of the passing attack, which explains why the Bears handed a four-year, $32 million contract to a player with 63 receptions in 61 career games. Burton did have 122 yards and three touchdowns in the two contests Zach Ertz missed for the Eagles last season, providing a strong hint that he's ready for a larger role ahead of his fifth NFL campaign. Burton will have that opportunity in Chicago, though his lack of size by tight-end standards may sometimes keep him off the field on early downs. The 26-year-old doesn't have a strong reputation as a blocker and thus will likely lose some snaps to Adam Shaheen and Dion Sims when Chicago is in situations that call for a traditional in-line tight end. The Bears also need to create touches for running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen as well as their offseason additions at wide receiver, Allen Robinson (knee) and Taylor Gabriel.

Cody Parkey
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Parkey is slated to sign with the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

After cycling through through Connor Barth, Mike Nugent and Cairo Santos last season, the Bears are clearly looking for stability at the kicker position. Parkey hit 21 of 23 field-goal attempts for the Dolphins in 2017, en route to logging 89 points. Meanwhile, Chicago's kicking committee combined last season to record 74 points while making 16 of 22 attempts. The Bears averaged just 16.5 points per game last year, but it's reasonable to expect the team's offense to improve in Mitchell Trubisky's second campaign as a pro. To that end, the Bears are also poised to sign wideout Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton.

Pat O'Donnell
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O'Donnell re-signed with the Bears on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

O'Donnell has spent his entire four-year career with Chicago. Last season he recorded 87 punts for 4,087 yards (career-best 47.0 average). He also put 27 punts inside the 20-yard line.

Dion Sims
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Sims remained on the Bears' roster after March 16, at which point $4 million of his $6 million salary became guaranteed.

Sims seemed like a goner once the Bears added Trey Burton to a tight end group that includes 2017 second-round pick Adam Shaheen. There's no question Burton will serve as the top pass catcher among the bunch, but Sims' continued presence on the roster suggests Chicago brass isn't entirely confident in Shaheen's ability to take on the in-line blocking role. Sims is a solid blocker, one who's yet to reach 300 receiving yards in a season since entering the league as a fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2013.

Bradley Sowell
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Sowell signed a two-year contract extension with the Bears on Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Sowell is a reserve offensive lineman who played in all 16 games for the Bears last season, making two starts along the way when injuries to the starting five popped up. He'll likely return as a swing tackle once again in 2018.

Bobby Massie
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Massie (knee) is inactive for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota.

Massie's absence comes as no surprise after he was held out of practice all week and listed as doubtful for the contest. Tom Compton will likely start in Massie's place.

Cavon Walker
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Nick Orr
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Kasim Edebali
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Edebali signed a contract with the Bears on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Edebali spent time with four teams last season, ultimately suiting up for the Lions and Broncos in a combined 13 games, but he recorded just a single tackle. He'll figure to be a depth linebacker and special teams player while with the Bears.

Deon Bush
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Bush recorded six tackles in 13 games during his second NFL season.

Bush saw significant time at safety as a rookie in 2016, but with the Bears having drafted Eddie Jackson, he saw just 86 snaps this year. He'll enter the third year of a four-year contract, but unless the depth chart has some changes, he'll likely see most of his work on special teams.

DeMarcus Ayers
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The Bears signed Ayers to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Ayers, a 2016 seventh-rounder, most recently played for the Steelers in 2016 when he appeared in two games in which he racked up six receptions, 53 receiving yards and one touchdown. He'll likely need an impressive offseason in order to have a chance at making the final roster, however.

Marlon Brown
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Brown signed a contract with the Bears on Thursday, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun Times reports.

Brown didn't play in 2017 after being waived by Denver before the start of the regular season. He last saw regular season action while with the Ravens in 2015, recording 112 yards on 14 catches in 10 games. He'll be looking to get a spot near the bottom of the Bears' receiver depth chart in 2018.