Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th124.5 (7th)167.2 (32nd)
Defense11th108.9 (14th)216.6 (9th)
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93Acho, Sam OLB6-32599/6/19887Texas
38Amos, Adrian SS6-02144/29/19933Penn State
20Amukamara, Prince CB6-02046/6/19897Nebraska
15Bellamy, Josh WR6-02085/18/19893Louisville
84Braunecker, Ben TE6-42522/7/19942Harvard
85Brown, Daniel TE6-52475/26/19923James Madison
90Bullard, Jonathan DE6-329610/22/19932Florida
46Burton, Michael FB6-02402/1/19923Rutgers
26Bush, Deon SS6-02058/14/19932Miami (Fla.)
37Callahan, Bryce CB5-918810/23/19913Rice
29Cohen, Tarik RB5-61817/26/1995RNorth Carolina A&T
76Compton, Tom G6-53135/10/19895South Dakota
31Cooper, Marcus CB6-21972/1/19905Rutgers
69Coward, Rashaad DT6-532011/6/1994ROld Dominion
30Cunningham, Benny RB5-102187/7/19905Middle Tennessee
49DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19874Rutgers
21Demps, Quintin SS5-112166/29/198510Texas-El Paso
23Fuller, Kyle CB5-111902/16/19924Virginia Tech
8Glennon, Mike QB6-622912/12/19895NC State
91Goldman, Eddie NT6-43201/6/19943Florida State
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33018/12/19913Oregon
32Hall, Deiondre' CB6-22065/31/19942Northern Iowa
96Hicks, Akiem DE6-533211/16/19896Regina (Canada)
99Houston, Lamarr LB6-32746/24/19878Texas
36Houston-Carson, DeAndre FS6-12054/13/19932William & Mary
24Howard, Jordan RB6-022411/2/19942Indiana
17Inman, Dontrelle WR6-32051/31/19894Virginia
39Jackson, Eddie FS6-020212/10/1992RAlabama
73Jenkins, John DT6-33277/11/19895Georgia
57Jones, Howard LB6-42382/10/19903Shepherd
52Jones, Christian ILB6-32452/18/19914Florida State
44Kwiatkoski, Nick ILB6-22425/26/19932West Virginia
22LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-111907/25/19942Florida Atlantic
63Lee, Cameron G6-531212/28/1993RIllinois State
72Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/9/19914Boise State
70Massie, Bobby T6-63178/1/19896Ole Miss
18McBride, Tre WR6-021012/1/19923William & Mary
27McManis, Sherrick CB6-119312/19/19878Northwestern
92McPhee, Pernell OLB6-326912/17/19887Mississippi State
33Mizzell, Taquan RB5-1018010/21/1993RVirginia
1Nugent, Mike K5-101903/2/198213Ohio State
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42172/22/19914Miami (Fla.)
43Prosinski, Chris DB6-12134/28/19877Wyoming
95Robertson-Harris, Roy DE6-72947/23/19931Texas-El Paso
6Sanchez, Mark QB6-223211/11/19869Southern California
2Santos, Cairo K5-816011/12/19914Tulane
87Shaheen, Adam TE6-527010/24/1994RAshland
88Sims, Dion TE6-42682/18/19915Michigan State
71Sitton, Josh G6-33206/16/198610UCF
79Sowell, Bradley T6-73126/6/19896Ole Miss
53Timu, John ILB6-02458/27/19923Washington
59Trevathan, Danny ILB6-12393/24/19906Kentucky
10Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-32228/20/1994RNorth Carolina
12Wheaton, Markus WR5-111852/7/19915Oregon State
65Whitehair, Cody C6-43107/11/19922Kansas State
13Wright, Kendall WR5-1018511/12/19896Baylor
Injured Players
94Floyd, Leonard (IR) OLB6-42519/8/19922Georgia
47Irving, Isaiah (IR) LB6-22546/9/1994RSan Jose State
64Kush, Eric (IR) G6-43179/9/19894California (PA)
75Long, Kyle (IR) G6-631612/5/19885Oregon
81Meredith, Cameron (IR) WR6-32079/21/19923Illinois State
86Miller, Zach (IR) TE6-524510/4/19848Nebraska-Omaha
67Morgan, Jordan (IR) G6-33115/13/1994RKutztown
48Scales, Patrick (IR) LS6-42392/11/19883Utah State
98Unrein, Mitch (IR) DE6-43013/25/19877Wyoming
11White, Kevin (IR) WR6-32166/25/19923West Virginia
97Young, Willie (IR) OLB6-42589/19/19858NC State
Practice Squad
 Anderson, Jonathan OLB6-323710/27/19913TCU
 Averill, Travis C6-329512/21/1993RBoise State
 Ayers, DeMarcus WR5-111907/7/19941Houston
 Gentry, Tanner WR6-121012/18/1994RWyoming
 Grant, Doran CB5-1019611/30/19922Ohio State
60Greene, Brandon G6-5295//RAlabama
 Lyons, Caushaud DT6-52841/3/19931Tusculum
 Pericak, Will G6-330012/30/19893Colorado
 Spruce, Nelson WR6-121012/5/19922Colorado
 Thompson, Colin TE6-425712/15/1993RTemple
Suspended Players
50Freeman, Jerrell ILB6-02355/1/19866Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Position Listing
Andrew DePaola
DePaola was released by the Bucs on Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

DePaolo is a vested veteran who isn't subject to the waiver wire. Thus, he's immediately eligible to sign with another team.

Cre'von LeBlanc
LeBlanc (illness) is active for Week 13's matchup against the 49ers.

LeBlanc fell ill and was withheld from Friday's practice, but will be good to go for the home tilt against San Francisco. With four defensive backs landing on the inactive list, LeBlanc should see his share of snaps on defense, even with starting cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller healthy.

Kyle Long
Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Long was placed on injured reserve for a hand injury in addition to his previously injured shoulder.

Per the report, Long had been nursing the hand injury for a while, and the compiling injuries were just becoming too much to play through. It's not yet clear how serious the hand injury is, but Long should be fine for the start of training camp.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Cairo Santos
Bears 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.

Groin - Injured Reserve
Willie Young
Young (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

This doesn't come as much of surprise, as it was expected that Young would need season-ending surgery. With Young out, Pernell McPhee is expected to take on his workload at outside linebacker, and the open roster spot will allow Danny Trevathan to return from his one-game suspension.

Triceps - Injured Reserve
Benny Cunningham
Cunningham caught two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bengals.

For the second straight week, Cunningham has taken a backseat to rookie phenom Tarik Cohen, as he only served as an occasional third-down back. With just 11 touches over the last six games, he's offered fantasy owners very little production.

Nelson Spruce
Spruce (undisclosed) was waived after reaching an injury settlement Monday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Spruce is now a free agent who can look for another team to pick him up for an expected practice squad role.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 15 at Detroit
DeAndre Houston-Carson
Houston-Carson (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

The Bears will be down two safeties Sunday, as Houston-Carson is joined on the inactive list by Adrian Amos (hamstring). With those two out of commission, Deon Bush and Chris Prosinski are the top candidates to pick up snaps alongside starting free safety Eddie Jackson.

Ankle - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Detroit
Markus Wheaton
Wheaton was not targeted in Sunday's 15-14 loss to the 49ers.

Despite being active in five games this season, Wheaton's caught just one pass for nine yards on the season. He's little more than a depth option on the Chicago roster, with no increase in role expected in the near future.

Mitch Unrein
Unrein (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.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Taquan Mizzell
Mizzell (coach's decision) is inactive for the Bears' Week 1 matchup Sunday with the Falcons, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Mizzell's inactive status confirms that he's fourth in the pecking order at running back, with all of Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen and Benny Cunningham ahead of him on the depth chart. It will probably take an injury for Mizzell to be active at any point this season, and multiple injuries in order for him to log meaningful snaps on offense.

Jerrell Freeman
Freeman (pectoral, concussion) has been suspended 10 games for a repeat violation of the NFL's policy on PEDs, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Already on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, Freeman won't get a paycheck for the final eight games of the season, and he'll then have to miss the first two games next year. This ends any chance he might've had to return from IR, and it could prompt the Bears to release him after the season.

Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Rashaad Coward
No Updates
Leonard Floyd
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.

Knee - MCL - Injured Reserve
Lamarr Houston
Houston collected a sack and one tackle in Sunday's 33-7 victory over the Bengals.

Since being acquired on November 29, Houston got into the sack column for the second game in a row. He's taken advantage of a rash of defensive injuries that's allowed him to become a regular part of Chicago's defensive rotation. Since he rarely piles up tackles, he's a sack-dependent IDP.

Charles Leno Jr.
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
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.

Tre McBride
The Jets placed McBride (undisclosed) on their practice squad injured list Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

It's uncertain what prompted the move, but the fact that McBride is dealing with an injury likely ends any chance he had of reaching the Jets' 53-man roster over the final four games of 2017. The wideout had previously appeared in eight contests with the Bears this season before being cut loose, amassing eight receptions for 144 yards in those contests.

Undisclosed - Out for Week 15 at New Orleans
Doran Grant
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.

Head - Questionable for Week 15 at Detroit
Tanner Gentry
Gentry landed on the Bears' practice squad Tuesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Gentry has bounced back and forth between the Bears' active roster and practice squad throughout the season. Outside of two receptions for 27 yards in Week 2, the rookie has failed to make much of an impression in the league so far. He will presumably stay on the team's practice squad until injures afford him another opportunity on the 53-man roster.

Sherrick McManis
McManis (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

McManis was back in action Thursday and it appears he'll be ready to go for Sunday's showdown with the Lions, barring any major setbacks. The cornerback has missed the past three contests because of the hamstring ailment, so his return Sunday could go a long way in shoring up the Bears' secondary.

John Timu
Timu (ankle, knee) was a full participant at the Bears' practice Wednesday.

Timu has missed three consecutive games, but the team's bye week appears to have provided the necessary recovery time. The 25-year-old likely will serve as a reserve linebacker and special teams player if he can avoid a setback this week.

Howard Jones
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
Trevathan collected 10 tackles in the Bears 33-7 victory over the Bengals.

Even though the Bengals ran the ball just 13 times in this game, Trevathan was making plays all over the field as he led the Bears in tackles. He's posted double digits in tackles five times over his last seven starts, and when healthy, he's been an elite fantasy option.

Will Pericak
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
Anderson was waived by the Bears on Saturday.

Anderson logged nine tackles in 10 games for the Bears this season, mostly serving as a special teams contributor. The move makes room for defensive lineman Rashaad Coward to join the team's 53-man roster.

Dontrelle Inman
Inman failed to see a target in Sunday's 33-7 victory over the Bengals.

Inman's easily been the Bears' most productive receiver in each of the previous four weeks, so it was shocking that he didn't have a single pass thrown in his direction when Mitchell Trubisky threw for 271 yards. After having averaged over seven targets in his first three games with the team, he's been targeted twice over his last two contests, and he now must be considered merely a dart throw as a fantasy option.

Jordan Howard
Howard rushed 23 times for 147 yards (6.4 per tote) and two touchdowns during Sunday's 33-7 win over Cincinnati.

This was the fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season for the sophomore, and the two scores up him to seven. After running for just 44 yards on 20 carries over the past two weeks, this outburst was a welcomed showing from Howard. Unfortunately, he projects to remain a volatile fantasy asset because the Chicago offense lacks game-breaking talent in the receiving corps, and rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky is still extremely raw. However, Howard's upside was certainly on full display Sunday, and his hefty workload shouldn't be overlooked.

Adam Shaheen
Shaheen (chest) is questionable for Saturday's game at Detroit.

Limited by a chest injury during Week 15 preparations, Shaheen will enter the weekend with a fog hanging over his status. Granted, his ability to practice makes him a decent bet to suit up, but the Bears won't confirm it until the release of their inactive list at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. If active, his track record of late could yield fruit, as evidenced by 10.4 YPT and two touchdowns over the last five games.

Chest - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Detroit
Michael Burton
Burton gained seven yards on one carry in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Falcons.

Burton saw limited snaps in his typical fullback position and made the most with his lone opportunity to touch the ball. It's unlikely that he'll see significantly more than 20 carries for the entire season.

Tom Compton
Compton (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Compton was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but the reserve lineman now appears to be cleared for Week 13.

Kendall Wright
Wright (shoulder) will suit up Saturday in Detroit after practicing in full Thursday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bears capped Wright's practice reps due to a shoulder injury, but his ability to handle everything thrown at him Thursday suggests he'll be his usual self Week 15. With the Lions' 27th-ranked pass defense on tap, he'll aim to post a second 100-yard outing in a row.

Eric Kush
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.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Akiem Hicks
Hicks (knee) is active for Sunday's tilt against Philadelphia, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hicks sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday with the ankle issue before taking part in a limited Friday session. Though he's been given the green light to play Sunday, Hicks could be see his reps capped during the contest. The Bears activated John Jenkins for just the third time all season to provide added depth along the defensive line in the event Hicks can't take on his usual workload, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.

Mike Nugent
Nugent converted both of his field-goal attempts while connecting on three of four extra-point attempts in Sunday's victory over the Bengals.

Nugent took advantage of one of Chicago's best offensive performances of the season as he posted the second-best fantasy performance by a Bears kicker this season. He could be a sneaky fantasy option, as Chicago kickers have been provided with multiple field goal opportunities in five of their last six games.

Prince Amukamara
Amukamara (ankle) was a full participant at the Bears' Thursday practice, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM reports.

Amukamara has been dealing with the ankle injury since late August, so it's good to see him put a full practice in. The oft-injured cornerback looks to be on track to make his season debut against Antonio Brown and the Steelers on Sunday.

Ben Braunecker
Braunecker was promoted to the Bears' active roster from their practice squad Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Braunecker joins the Bears following the news of Zach Miller being done for the season following emergency leg surgery. Braunecker was originally waived by the Bears at the start of the regular season and will now serve as a depth option at tight end for the final stretch.

Mike Glennon
Mitchell Trubisky will replace Glennon as the starter Week 5 against the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Glennon has completed 66.4 percent of his attempts in an ultra-conservative passing attack, but he's averaging only 6.0 yards per attempt and has already thrown five interceptions. While the Bears' lack of receiving talent was part of the problem, Glennon only made matters worse with his poor decision-making and shaky accuracy. Trubisky at least offers some upside thanks to his mobility and arm strength. The Bears won't have much incentive to turn back to Glennon, regardless of how Trubisky performs.

Deiondre' Hall
The Bears activated Hall (hamstring) from injured reserve Saturday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears are dealing with a plethora of injuries at safety, so Hall could be in line for a relatively healthy workload right away. Either he or Chris Prosinsky, who is also making his season debut, is expected to get the start at strong safety in Week 13.

Mitchell Trubisky
Trubisky completed 25 of 32 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown and also rushed twice for five yards and a score during Sunday's 33-7 win over Cincinnati.

This was easily the rookie's best fantasy showing of the campaign, and he's also now completed 37 of 47 passes (78.7 percent) the past two weeks. It's an encouraging stretch for Trubisky's long-term outlook, and Sunday's road win as an underdog is especially noteworthy. Still, he's yet to throw for multiple touchdowns or 300 yards in a game, and Chicago appears content to rely on its running game and defense. As a result, Trubisky's value will probably remain limited in single-quarterback settings.

Roy Robertson-Harris
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
Brown caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's 33-7 win over the Bengals.

Brown caught both of his targets but found himself third in the pecking order at tight end behind Dion Sims and Adam Shaheen. He's yet to post more than 23 yards in any of the five games that he was targeted, and he provides fantasy owners with very little weekly production.

Kyle Fuller
Fuller (hand) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Fuller required medical attention after cutting his hand during Sunday's loss to the Lions, but he's in no danger of missing the Week 12 matchup with the Eagles.

Jonathan Bullard
Bullard (thigh) was a full participant in practice Friday.

The severity of the injury was never fully revealed, but it's nonetheless good to see Bullard participate fully after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday.

Adrian Amos
Amos (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Amos was unable to practice this week and was listed as doubtful heading into the weekend, so he never had a great shot at suiting up. His absence clears the way for Deon Bush and Chris Prosinski to pick up more snaps at safety.

Hamstring - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Detroit
Marcus Cooper
Cooper (back) is inactive for Monday's game against the Vikings.

Cooper, who's dealing with back spasms, did a light workout in pregame warmups but was evidently deemed unfit to play. His absence should mean more playing time for Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan.

Colin Thompson
Thompson will sign with the Bears' practice squad Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

An undrafted rookie tight end out of Temple, Thompson took part in training camp with the Giants, but was cut loose after requiring an appendectomy. Now apparently back to full strength, Thompson could earn a promotion to the Bears' active roster if he impresses in practices. The Bears lost starting tight end Zach Miller (knee) to a likely season-ending injury and career-threatening injury in their last game Oct. 29 against the Saints.

Zach Miller
The Bears placed Miller (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Miller's move to IR is merely a formality after the tight end suffered a likely career-ending injury in the Bears' last game Oct. 29 against the Saints. While the vascular surgery Miller required to preserve his left leg was successful and he was cleared to head back to Chicago earlier this week, he's still set to undergo additional surgeries to repair the ligaments in his leg. The Bears signed fellow tight end Ben Braunecker from their practice squad to take Miller's spot on the 53-man roster.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Cameron Meredith
The Bears placed Meredith (knee) on injured reserve Saturday.

IR was Meredith's final destination since he tore the ACL in his left knee in preseason Week 3. In addition to the ACL, he's also tending to a minor tear in his MCL, which could serve to extend the rehab process. With Meredith out of the picture in 2017, the Bears will trot out a receiving corps headed by Kevin White, Markus Wheaton (finger) and Kendall Wright after the release of Victor Cruz (knee).

Knee - ACL + MCL - Injured Reserve
Hroniss Grasu
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
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.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Chris Prosinski
Prosinski and the Bears agreed to a contract Thursday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Bears released Prosinski on an injury settlement prior to the season after the safety initially landed on injured reserve with a hamstring issue. Now healthy, Prosinski will rejoin the team to bolster a safety corps that could be missing Adrian Amos (hamstring) and Deandre Houston-Carson (ankle) during the Bears' Week 13 matchup with the 49ers.

Josh Bellamy
Bellamy caught two passes for 52 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Bellamy was third on the team with four targets, and he was the only Bear with a reception of longer than 19 yards, when he caught a 36-yard pass early in the game. He's now posted at least 51 yards in three of the seven games he's played this season, but the fact that he's yet to reach the 60-yard plateau this season gives him limited upside.

Christian Jones
Jones notched a sack and eight tackles in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

Jones was Chicago's most productive defender, generating his sixth straight strong performance. Since moving into the lineup, he's recorded at least seven tackles in each game while adding a pair of sacks. He's quickly become an excellent IDP option who should be rostered in just about every league.

Caushaud Lyons
The lone injured player on the inactive list posted by the Steelers for their season opener Thursday night against New England is quarterback Landry Jones, who is dealing with a concussion.

Also inactive are tight end Jesse James, wideout Sammie Coates, cornerback Ross Cockrell, defensive ends Letterius Walton and Caushaud Lyons and offensive lineman Chris Hubbard.

Cody Whitehair
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
Cohen rushed 12 times for 80 yards and caught both of his targets for five yards during Sunday's 33-7 win over Cincinnati.

After exploding out of the gate, Cohen has hit a midseason wall, as Sunday's 85 yards from scrimmage were his highest mark since Week 3. His role in the passing game has stagnated since rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky took over, and Jordan Howard is locked in as the early-down back. As a result, there just haven't been many opportunities for Cohen to translate his game-breaking potential into fantasy production. It's also likely too risky to rely on his work in the return game in most settings.

Patrick Scales
Scales (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to the Bears' injured reserve Wednesday per the official NFL Media site's transaction log.

Scales was thought to be a fringe roster guy before suffering a knee injury. He will now spend 2017 on the team's IR.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Brandon Greene
No Updates
Nick Kwiatkoski
Kwiatkoski recorded a sack and three tackles in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

Although Kwiatkoski has recorded four or fewer tackles in three of the four games he's played this season, he's collected sacks in each of his last two matchups. He's not an elite IDP option at linebacker, but his production in the two games since returning to the lineup makes him an interesting streaming option while he stays hot.

Sam Acho
Acho (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday.

Acho was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, but that looks to have been a precautionary move by the Bears. The veteran linebacker should be ready to go for the season opener against the Falcons on Sunday.

Isaiah Irving
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.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Mark Sanchez
Sanchez (illness) wasn't present on the Bears' injury report Wednesday.

Sanchez sat out Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but that also may have been a coach's decision rather than as a result of the illness. The 31-year-old has served as Chicago's No. 3 quarterback this season, and that's unlikely to change barring an injury to Mitchell Trubisky or Mike Glennon.

Eddie Jackson
Jackson recovered a fumble while adding five tackles in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Jackson matched his third-highest tackle total of the season while recovering the second fumble of his rookie campaign. Aside from a huge game in Week 8, he's had too many nearly invisible performances to be a reliable IDP option.

Kevin White
White (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.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Josh Sitton
Sitton (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers.

Sitton has cleared the league's concussion protocol and practiced in a limited fashion during Friday's session, so he's expected to start at left guard per usual.

Eddie Goldman
Goldman (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Goldman's absence likely leaves John Jenkins in line to pick up the start at nose tackle in Week 14.

Hip - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Detroit
Bryce Callahan
Callahan (knee) was a full participant at the Bears' practice Wednesday.

Callahan was inactive for Sunday's loss to the 49ers after being limited in practice last week, but he appears set to go for Week 14. The 26-year-old should return to his role as a nickel-and-dime package cornerback for the Bears.

Quintin Demps
Demps (arm) said he doesn't expected to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

Demps first resumed practicing Thursday, and with a full 21 days to evaluate his condition before deciding if he'll be added to the 53-man roster or kept on injured reserve the rest of the season, the Bears will likely take things slowly with the veteran safety. With a career-high six interceptions to go with 55 tackles in 13 games last season with the Texans, Demps could have some IDP appeal down the stretch if he rejoins the Bears with a prominent secondary role in hand.

Arm - Injured Reserve
John Jenkins
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.

Pat O'Donnell
No Updates
Dion Sims
Sims caught two passes for 32 yards in Chicago's Week 14 victory over the Bengals.

Even though Sims saw just one fewer target than Adam Shaheen, he helped the Bears move the chains with a pair of grabs that netted at least 13 yards each. He's caught more than two passes in a game just once all season, and this was the second time all year that he's exceeded 17 yards, making him a low-upside fantasy option.

Bradley Sowell
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Pernell McPhee
McPhee (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

McPhee was held out of practice all last week and was inactive for Sunday's game in Cincinnati due to a shoulder injury, but he looks to be ready to go for Week 15 after putting together a full session Thursday.

Bobby Massie
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Deon Bush
Bush (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday against the 49ers.

Bush joins fellow safeties Adrian Amos (hamstring) and Deandre Houston-Carson (ankle) on the inactives list, leaving Chicago short-handed in the secondary for Week 13.

DeMarcus Ayers
Ayers caught a touchdown from Landry Jones in practice Friday, Mike Prisuta on reports.

It is encouraging to see a healthy Ayers, who had core-muscle surgery on both his legs following the 2016 season. Still, the battle for a wide receiver roster spot should be competitive all of training camp. Ayers' chances of making the team are temporarily aided by the fact that the league has yet to reinstate Martavis Bryant, prohibiting him from practicing with the team.