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 DE6-32599/6/19888Texas
38Amos, Adrian SAF6-02144/29/19934Penn State
20Amukamara, Prince DB6-02046/6/19898Nebraska
58Anderson, Jonathan LB6-323710/27/19914TCU
 Averill, Travis C6-329512/21/19931Boise State
 Ayers, DeMarcus WR5-111907/7/19941Houston
15Bellamy, Josh WR6-02085/18/19894Louisville
84Braunecker, Ben TE6-42522/7/19943Harvard
 Bray, Tyler QB6-622512/27/19916Tennessee
85Brown, Daniel TE6-52475/26/19924James Madison
90Bullard, Jonathan DE6-329610/22/19933Florida
46Burton, Michael FB6-02402/1/19924Rutgers
 Burton, Trey TE6-323510/29/19915Florida
26Bush, Deon SAF6-02058/14/19933Miami (Fla.)
37Callahan, Bryce CB5-918810/23/19914Rice
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
 Daniel, Chase QB6-022510/7/198610Missouri
94Floyd, Leonard LB6-42519/8/19923Georgia
 Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19914Michigan State
50Freeman, Jerrell LB6-02355/1/19867Mary Hardin-Baylor
23Fuller, Kyle DB5-111902/16/19925Virginia Tech
 Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81652/17/19915Abilene Christian
 Gentry, Tanner WR6-121012/18/19941Wyoming
91Goldman, Eddie DT6-43201/6/19944Florida State
 Grant, Doran CB5-1019611/30/19922Ohio State
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33018/12/19914Oregon
60Greene, Brandon TE6-52953/1/19941Alabama
32Hall, Deiondre' SAF6-22065/31/19943Northern Iowa
96Hicks, Akiem DE6-533211/16/19897Regina (Canada)
99Houston, Lamarr (FA) DT6-32746/24/19879Texas
 Houston-Carson, DeAndre SAF6-12054/13/19933William & Mary
24Howard, Jordan RB6-022411/2/19943Indiana
17Inman, Dontrelle (FA) WR6-32051/31/19895Virginia
47Irving, Isaiah LB6-22546/9/19942San Jose State
39Jackson, Eddie SAF6-020212/10/19922Alabama
73Jenkins, John DT6-33277/11/19896Georgia
57Jones, Howard LB6-42382/10/19903Shepherd
64Kush, Eric C6-43179/9/19895California (PA)
44Kwiatkoski, Nick LB6-22425/26/19933West Virginia
22LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-111907/25/19943Florida Atlantic
63Lee, Cameron G6-431212/28/19931Illinois State
72Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/9/19915Boise State
75Long, Kyle G6-631612/5/19886Oregon
 Lynch, Aaron DE6-62703/8/19935South Florida
70Massie, Bobby T6-63178/1/19897Ole Miss
 McKay, Mekale WR6-52108/4/19931Cincinnati
27McManis, Sherrick DB6-119312/19/19879Northwestern
86Miller, Zach (FA) TE6-524510/4/19849Nebraska-Omaha
 Mincy, Jonathon DB5-101969/5/1992RAuburn
33Mizzell, Taquan RB5-1017010/21/19932Virginia
67Morgan, Jordan G6-33115/13/19942Kutztown
1Nugent, Mike (FA) K5-101903/2/198214Ohio State
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42172/22/19915Miami (Fla.)
 Parkey, Cody K6-01902/19/19925Auburn
 Pericak, Will DE6-330012/30/19893Colorado
95Robertson-Harris, Roy DE6-72947/23/19932Texas-El Paso
 Robinson, Allen WR6-32118/24/19935Penn State
6Sanchez, Mark (FA) QB6-223211/11/198610Southern California
48Scales, Patrick LS6-42392/11/19884Utah State
87Shaheen, Adam TE6-527010/24/19942Ashland
88Sims, Dion TE6-42682/18/19916Michigan State
79Sowell, Bradley T6-73126/6/19897Ole Miss
 Thompson, Colin TE6-425712/15/19931Temple
 Timu, John LB6-02458/27/19924Washington
59Trevathan, Danny LB6-12393/24/19907Kentucky
10Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-32228/20/19942North Carolina
 Watford, Earl G6-33006/24/19906James Madison
12Wheaton, Markus (FA) WR5-111852/7/19916Oregon State
11White, Kevin WR6-32166/25/19924West Virginia
65Whitehair, Cody C6-43107/11/19923Kansas State
97Young, Willie (FA) DE6-42589/19/19859NC State
 
 
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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
Long underwent surgeries on his neck, shoulder and elbow this offseason but is feeling great, Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune reports. "If it were up to me, I'd be full go right now. I feel as if I am. But there are certain things that are time-sensitive that we have to follow a certain timeline with -- the neck being one of them," Long said of the injuries Tuesday. "It's not something you want to take lightly. We're going to take all the time we need, but there will be no limitations once the season rolls around."

Long has missed 14 games over the past two seasons, ending the year on injured reserve both times. He'll now shift his focus to getting ready for the regular season, in hopes that he'll be flying around the field once again. Look for more updates on his status to come once training camp opens up, as there is no set timetable for his return yet.

Injury
Shoulder - Labrum - Questionable for the start of training camp
Willie Young
News
The Bears released Young (triceps) on Wednesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Young, who is set to turn 33 years old in September, is the second veteran outside linebacker the Bears have released this week after Pernell McPhee (shoulder) was handed his walking papers Monday. With no fewer than 6.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Chicago upon joining the team in 2014, Young was one of the top pass-rushing threats on the roster, but carried significant health concerns after having suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in 2015 and requiring season-ending surgery in October to address a torn triceps. Expect the Bears to make bolstering their outside-linebacker group a top priority in the offseason.

Injury
Triceps - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Markus Wheaton
News
Wheaton is visiting the Seahawks on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The only 100-yard game of Wheaton's career was an outlier 201-yard performance during a game in Seattle back in Week 12 of 2015. He finished out that season with a handful of solid outings but has subsequently caught only seven passes on 26 targets in 14 games for Pittsburgh and Chicago the past two seasons. Seeking a speedy replacement for free-agent departee Paul Richardson, the Seahawks surely remember that game from 2015 and may be optimistic that Wheaton can recapture his best form if he stays healthy. Regardless of where he lands, the 27-year-old will need to reprove himself, likely while working on a contract that doesn't include much guaranteed money.

Aaron Lynch
News
Lynch suffered a left ankle injury on Wednesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

One of Chicago's best pass rushers, there was reason for concern once Lynch went down Wednesday. However, early reports indicate the injury might not be that severe. Circle back later this week for a more comprehensive update.

Injury
Ankle - 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.

Jerrell Freeman
News
The Bears released Freeman (concussion/pectoral) Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Freeman led the Bears in tackles in 2016 despite missing four games after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing-drugs policy, but the inside linebacker endured a nightmarish 2017 campaign both on and off the field. The 31-year-old was lost for the season after tearing a pectoral muscle and suffering a concussion in the opener and was later busted for a second PED violation in October, netting him a 10-game suspension that will carry over for the first two weeks of the 2018 season. Shortly after the suspension, Freeman acknowledged that he's suffering from memory loss and is uncertain if he plans to continue his career. With the Bears unsurprisingly parting ways with the veteran, his time in the NFL could be over.

Injury
Pectoral - Questionable for the start of training camp
Rashaad Coward
No Updates
Mekale McKay
News
The Bears signed McKay to a reserve/future contract Monday.

McKay finished the 2017 season on the Bears' practice squad following his injury-marred stint with the Titans in the preseason. He'll likely need to impress on special teams this offseason in order to have a chance at cracking the final roster.

Leonard Floyd
News
Floyd (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.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Lamarr Houston
News
Houston recorded 17 tackles and five sacks in nine games played with both the Texans and the Bears.

Houston only collected one sack in four games with the Texans, but after the Bears claimed him off waivers, he ended the season with four sacks in five games. He's now an unrestricted free agent who'll likely find work as a situational pass rusher who's demonstrated the ability to create sacks, although his landing spot will ultimately determine his fantasy value.

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.

Travis Averill
No Updates
Cameron Lee
News
Lee was promoted to the Bears' active roster Tuesday.

Lee joins the 53-man roster after the Bears placed veteran lineman Kyle Long (shoulder) on injured reserve. Lee played collegiately at nearby Illinois State before spending time with the Saints and Bengals this offseason. He has been on the Bears' practice squad for the entirety of the regular 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.

Sherrick McManis
News
McManis inked a two-year deal with the Bears on Thursday, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.

McManis has spent the past six seasons in Chicago, cementing himself as a special team's ace. Last season he led the Bears with 269 snaps on special teams, despite missing three games. In addition to tying a team-high 12 special teams tackle last season, he also blocked a field goal and recovered a fumble.

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.

Howard Jones
News
Jones signed a contract with the Bears on Tuesday.

Jones previously spent time on the Bears' practice squad before being called up for Week 12's game against the Eagles. He was waived a week after being promoted but will now return to bolster the Bears' linebacking corps.

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.

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.

Dontrelle Inman
News
Inman is scheduled to visit with the Cowboys this week, Clarence Hill of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Inman had 810 yards for the Chargers in 2016 and generally has been efficient with his opportunities, catching 130 of 220 career targets (59.1 percent) for 1,797 yards (8.2 YPT) and eight touchdowns. It helps that most of those targets came from Philip Rivers, but the solid numbers should at least help Inman find work as a No. 4 receiver, which likely would be his calling in Dallas behind Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. The 29-year-old is one of the better wideouts left on the market after the initial rush of free agency.

Jordan Howard
News
Coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that Howard "absolutely" will serve as the Bears' featured running back in 2018, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to begin his career, Howard has proven himself effective as a lead back, but the jump in tempo from former offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to Nagy is expected to be a massive one. As such, backup running back Tarik Cohen will receive "a bunch of touches," per Nagy. There's a chance Howard will uphold his previous standard of 18.7 touches per game, but Nagy's comments indicate his workload could be scaled back some to ensure he stays as fresh as possible. In the end, the Bears will be trotting out second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, so run-heavy game plans are a good bet to dominate in Chicago this fall.

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.

Taylor Gabriel
News
Head coach Matt Nagy expects Gabriel to stretch the defense vertically, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-TImes reports.

Nagy plans to use Gabriel in a "zebra" role, which is primarily a slot receiver who'll 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's yet to catch more than 36 passes in a season. He'll be in an offense that promises to have a fast pace while consistently attacking downfield. Although he's unlikely to catch a big number of passes, his big-play ability makes him an upside fantasy option to target in the latter-rounds of drafts.

Eric Kush
News
Kush (hamstring) was officially placed on injured reserve Monday, Adam Hoge of WGN reports.

This move was expected, as Kush tore his hamstring at practice. He was slated to be a swing player for the interior of the Bears' offensive line, so he would have served as a valuable presence backing up the currently injured Kyle Long (ankle). However, this injury does not figure to impact any of the Bears' skill players heading into the season.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Mike Nugent
News
Nugent knocked down his only field-goal attempt -- from 55 yards -- in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings to finish the season making 11 of 13 field goals in eight games between the Cowboys and Bears.

Nugent's 84.6 percent success rate was his best since 2011, and he's hovered between 79 and 83 percent for the majority of his 11-year career. The unrestricted free agent will likely have a chance to compete for a starting job with a team during training camp, with his fantasy value largely connected to his landing spot.

Prince Amukamara
News
Amukamara is in line to re-sign with the Bears, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Nothing is certain yet, the the expectation is Amukamara will be wearing blue and orange in 2018. In his seventh pro season, Amukamara made 48 tackles (45 solo) and broke up seven passes in 14 games, but he failed to snag an interception for the second straight year.

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.

Mitchell Trubisky
News
Bears head coach Matt Nagy expects to run an aggressive offense in 2018 that promises lots of downfield attacking, an aspect that should enhance Trubisky's production, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After functioning as a game manager and surpassing 193 passing yards just three times over 12 starts as a rookie, Trubisky looks poised to become a focal point of the offense under Nagy. Not only did the Bears bring in plenty of receiving weapons (Allen Robinson, Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel) this offseason, but the new coach wants his offense to consistently challenge defenses vertically while employing a fast pace. Assuming that plan holds once the season arrives, it would make the second-year quarterback a popular sleeper, but it may not be wise to reach for him in fantasy drafts until he delivers results on the field.

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.

Unsurprisingly, Chicago wasted little time in matching the offer sheet put forth by their division-rival Green Bay, in turn making Fuller one of the top-paid cornerbacks for the 2018 season. 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.

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 some 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 also fill in for Kyle Long (shoulder, neck, elbow), who is recovering from a plethora of 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.

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.

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) 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.

Injury
Knee - Out for the start of training camp
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
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've given him, took his time on the free-agent market but didn't generate 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 and Taylor Gabriel. In 15 games for Chicago last season, Bellamy caught 24 of 46 targets for 376 yards and one score.

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 will see a bunch of touches in 2018 despite Jordan Howard working as the featured back, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

While discussing the Bears backfield during his media session, head coach Matt Nagy was quite clear about the pecking order, but the great news is that Cohen is unlikely to be forgotten, as he often was under the previous coaching staff. Nagy appears well-equipped to utilize playmakers in his offense, as he did with Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill last year with the Chiefs, and although Cohen may not see a heavy work load, he should get plenty of high-leverage touches, making him a breakout candidate.

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.

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
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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
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The 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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Allen Robinson
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Coach Matt Nagy indicated that Robinson continues to focus on the "mental" aspect of his wideout role with the Bears as he sits out drills due to his ongoing recovery from a torn left ACL, the Chicago Tribune reports.

While Robinson is working his way back to form in a deliberate fashion, Nagy expressed confidence that the Bears' marquee free agent addition will be ready to roll in time for the coming season. For his part, Robinson believes that he'll be able to participate in training camp, per the Chicago Sun-Times. The 24-year-old wideout inked a three-year, $42 million deal with the Bears in March and once his health is reestablished, Robinson is slated to head a re-tooled wideout corps that also includes Taylor Gabriel, Kevin White, Josh Bellamy, Bennie Fowler and Tanner Gentry.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mark Sanchez
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The NFL handed Sanchez a four-game suspension for a violation of the policy on performance-enhancing substances, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Sanchez hasn't been called upon to perform since two appearances for the Cowboys in 2016 and hasn't been a regular starter since the second half of the 2014 season with the Eagles. Having said that, he still served as the Bears' third-string QB last year, so he holds a certain sway among NFL front offices. While he'll miss the first quarter of the upcoming campaign, it won't surprise if he latches onto a roster somewhere in the coming months.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended for four games
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.

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.

Kevin White
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White has not only looked sharp, but he's also been playing fast during offseason workouts, according to the Bears' official website.

Although White is looking good at this stage of the offseason, expectations have to be considered low for a player who's played just five games in three seasons while catching just 21 passes for 193 yards. Aside from being an endgame pick in fantasy drafts for those who like to gamble on potential, he'll likely go undrafted in most leagues.

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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Callahan signed a $1.9 million restricted free agent tender with the Bears on Tuesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Callahan had 25 tackles, six pass breakups and two picks in 2017, and he'll work towards an increased role in the upcoming season. Depending on what happens in the draft, Callahan will likely return to his No. 3 cornerback role in 2018.

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.

Trey Burton
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Burton will play the "U" position in Bears coach Matt Nagy's offensive scheme, filling the spot Travis Kelce occupied in Kansas City last year, 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 -- whereas Kelce filled an every-down role for the Chiefs. The former Eagle doesn't have a strong reputation as a blocker and thus figures to 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 needs 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.

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.

 
 
 
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