Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense25th131.8 (5th)170.4 (31st)
Defense11th106.0 (12th)213.0 (11th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
93Acho, Sam OLB6-32599/6/19887Texas
38Amos, Adrian SS6-02144/29/19933Penn State
20Amukamara, Prince CB6-02046/6/19897Nebraska
58Anderson, Jonathan OLB6-323710/27/19913TCU
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
30Cunningham, Benny RB5-102187/7/19905Middle Tennessee
49DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19874Rutgers
94Floyd, Leonard OLB6-42519/8/19922Georgia
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)
36Houston-Carson, DeAndre FS6-12054/13/19932William & Mary
24Howard, Jordan RB6-022411/2/19942Indiana
17Inman, Dontrelle WR6-32051/31/19894Virginia
47Irving, Isaiah LB6-22546/9/1994RSan Jose State
39Jackson, Eddie FS6-020212/10/1992RAlabama
73Jenkins, John DT6-33277/11/19895Georgia
52Jones, Christian ILB6-32452/18/19914Florida State
44Kwiatkoski, Nick ILB6-22425/26/19932West Virginia
22LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-111907/25/19942Florida Atlantic
72Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/9/19914Boise State
75Long, Kyle G6-631612/5/19885Oregon
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 RB5-1018510/21/1993RVirginia
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42172/22/19914Miami (Fla.)
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
98Unrein, Mitch DE6-43013/25/19877Wyoming
12Wheaton, Markus WR5-111852/7/19915Oregon State
65Whitehair, Cody C6-43107/11/19922Kansas State
13Wright, Kendall WR5-1018511/12/19896Baylor
Injured Players
11White, Kevin (IR) WR6-32166/25/19923West Virginia
21Demps, Quintin (IR) SS5-112166/29/198510Texas-El Paso
48Scales, Patrick (IR) LS6-42392/11/19883Utah State
64Kush, Eric (IR) G6-43179/9/19894California (PA)
67Morgan, Jordan (IR) G6-33115/13/1994RKutztown
81Meredith, Cameron (IR) WR6-32079/21/19923Illinois State
86Miller, Zach (IR) TE6-524510/4/19848Nebraska-Omaha
97Young, Willie (IR) OLB6-42589/19/19858NC State
Practice Squad
 Alford, Mario WR5-81772/25/19922West Virginia
 Averill, Travis C6-329512/21/1993RBoise State
68Coward, Rashaad DT6-532011/6/1994ROld Dominion
 Gentry, Tanner WR6-121012/18/1994RWyoming
 Grant, Doran CB5-1019611/30/19922Ohio State
60Greene, Brandon G6-5295//RAlabama
 Jones, Howard LB6-42382/10/19903Shepherd
 Lee, Cameron G6-531212/28/1993RIllinois State
 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
Mario Alford
News
Alford was waived by the Browns on Friday.

Alford made just one catch for 12 yards this preseason, as he was buried on the team's wide receiver depth chart. He had a shot to make the final roster as a return man on special teams, but he will now open the regular season on the free-agent market.

Andrew DePaola
News
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
News
LeBlanc intercepted a pass and recorded two tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with two picks, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and 44 tackles,.

LeBlanc ended his rookie campaign by picking off a pair of passes over his last three contests, and although those were his only picks of the year, the strong finish provides optimism that he could be a big part of the Bears defense as he enters the second year of a three-year contract in 2017. Although he'll likely go undrafted in many IDP leagues, he could emerge as a sneaky option if he has a strong training camp.

Kyle Long
News
Long (finger) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Long only played one snap last week against the Packers, as the lineman is dealing with a plethora of injuries at the moment. It seems like the veteran will power through the pain this week in hopes of playing Sunday against the Lions. Look for more updates to come once Friday's injury report is released.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Cairo Santos
News
The Bears signed Santos (groin) to a contract Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Santos met with the Bears on Thursday but initially wasn't signed. The team opted to change course at kicker, however, after Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field goal attempt in the waning seconds of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions. While Santos has a strong track record, he's unlikely to produce points at a prolific rate due to his reliance on a lackluster Chicago offense. He was an above-average kicker for Kansas City the past three seasons before being replaced by Harrison Butker after suffering a groin injury earlier in the campaign.

Willie Young
News
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.

Injury
Triceps - Injured Reserve
Benny Cunningham
News
Cunningham caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

After seeing more work than rookie Tarik Cohen last week, the veteran took a back seat to the rookie in this contest. He's been held to fewer than 10 yards in two of his last three games, and he's a low-upside fantasy option with a scary floor in PPR leagues.

Nelson Spruce
News
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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
DeAndre Houston-Carson
News
Houston-Carson (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Houston-Carson was able to practice in a limited fashion Friday, which is a good sign for his Sunday availability. However, he's strictly deployed in special teams situations and shouldn't be considered an IDP asset for the time being.

Injury
Ankle - Doubtful for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Markus Wheaton
News
Wheaton is expected to play a bigger role at receiver in Sunday's game against the Lions, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Wheaton only saw two snaps in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Packers after coming off a three-game absence due to injury. However, head coach John Fox indicated there is "no doubt" Wheaton is more prepared to contribute in Week 11 after another week of practice under his belt. Still, the 26-year-old is fourth on the Bears' receiving depth chart, and the team figures to rely on their ground game going forward.

Mitch Unrein
News
Unrein posted a pair of stops in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Vikings, and he posted a sack and 26 tackles in 13 games on the year.

Unrein was a regular on the field at defensive end for the Bears, but his inability to compile numbers has made him nearly invisible as a fantasy option, as he averaged two tackles per contest. He's under contract with the Bears next season, though he'll need to show significant improvement to become a viable option in IDP leagues.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Taquan Mizzell
News
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
News
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.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Rashaad Coward
No Updates
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 - Injured Reserve
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 signed a contract with the Bengals on Tuesday.

Lee (6-foot-6, 320 pounds) is a rookie out of Illinois State who briefly spent time with the Saints earlier in the offseason. He'll look to compete for a depth role along the offensive line.

Tre McBride
News
McBride caught both of his targets for 14 yards in a Week 11's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

With Mitchell Trubisky completing just four passes to his wide receivers, McBride was the second-most productive player at his position on the afternoon, but he was a minor part of the game plan. Aside from his unexpected 92-yard effort in Week 8, he's posted just 32 yards in the other five games he's played and isn't targeted enough to be a reliable fantasy option.

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.

Injury
Head - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Tanner Gentry
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
The Bears promoted Jones from their practice squad to their active roster Thursday.

Jones' promotion comes after linebacker Leonard Floyd was placed on injured reserve. With the Bears' linebacking unit plagued with injuries, it's possible Jones could ultimately see some snaps, but he's expected to play a reserve role on defense early on.

Danny Trevathan
News
Trevathan (calf) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

Trevathan isn't starting Week 12 prep on solid footing, as evidenced by his continued focus on rehab rather than practice. Still, he has two practices to make an appearance by week's end. Another absence Sunday in Philadelphia would result in another start for Christian Jones at inside linebacker.

Injury
Calf - Doubtful for Week 12 at Philadelphia
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 (groin) was a full practice participant Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

Following limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, a return to full participation suggests Inman is on the right side of the questionable tag. The midseason trade acquisition has emerged as Mitchell Trubisky's favorite option, catching nine of 13 targets for 131 yards the past two weeks. The Eagles have been solid against the pass, but there's at least the potential for serious volume Sunday due to the Bears' status as heavy underdogs.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Jordan Howard
News
Howard ran for 125 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

It was Howard's third 100-yard game of the Mitchell Trubisky era and brought his first score. His 12-yard dash put Chicago up by two scores in the second quarter. In Weeks 3 through 8, Howard was among the league's most active backs with at least 20 touches in five of six games. He's been held to 15 touches in back-to-back weeks now, and Tarik Cohen chimed in with 13 touches and a touchdown Sunday. Howard, as he showed against the Bears, is more than capable of being productive in shorter stints, but the dynamics of Chicago's backfield are worth keeping an eye on.

Adam Shaheen
News
Shaheen caught all four of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown during Chicago's 27-24 loss to Detroit.

Shaheen helped extend the Bears' lead in the first quarter, running to the back corner of the end zone to haul in a one-yard touchdown pass -- his second of the season. Shaheen, a small-school prospect out of Ashland, was quiet to start the year with just two targets through eight games. He's seen six targets in the past two weeks and has caught them all. It seems like he's adjusting to the considerable uptick around him. With little else to play for this season, look for Chicago to see what they have in young offensive weapons like Mitchell Trubisky, Tarik Cohen and Shaheen.

Michael Burton
News
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
News
Compton (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Compton was limited in practice Friday, but the team determined he wasn't ready to suit up. Sunday's game will mark the second straight game the reserve lineman has missed.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Kendall Wright
News
Wright caught two passes for 25 yards in Sunday's 27-24 defeat to the Lions.

Amazingly, Wright was Chicago's leading wide receiver in this game with his 25-yard effort while the tight ends and running backs were far more involved in the team's game plan. He's posted between 23 and 46 yards in each of his last three games, making him a borderline fantasy option with little upside in leagues that use PPR scoring.

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 - Injured Reserve
Akiem Hicks
News
Hicks picked up a sack and two tackles in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Saints.

Hicks has been absolutely on fire, collecting five sacks over his last four games. With seven sacks and a fumble recovery in eight games to start the season, he's become a high-level IDP.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Prince Amukamara
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
Hall (hamstring) will practice Wednesday after the Bears designated him to return from injured reserve.

The Bears will thus have a 21-day window to evaluate Hall's health in practices before adding him to the 53-man roster or leaving him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Given that the second-year cornerback has been sidelined since the preseason finale, Hall will likely need more than a week of practice time to regain conditioning, so it seems rather unlikely that he'll be activated in advance of Sunday's matchup with the Eagles.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Mitchell Trubisky
News
Trubisky completed 18 of 30 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Detroit. He added 53 yards on six carries and lost a fumble during the game.

Trubisky padded the Bears' early lead in the first quarter with a one-yard touchdown in the back corner of the end zone to fellow rookie Adam Shaheen. The fun, for the most part, stopped there as a Trubisky fumble led to the Lions' first touchdown in the second quarter. Trubisky has been excellent at playing Foxball, head coach John Fox's conservative brand of football, with just one pick in his last five games. Still, with just three touchdowns in that span, he shouldn't be on your radar.

Roy Robertson-Harris
News
Robertson-Harris (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in New Orleans, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Robertson-Harris sustained this injury in Week 7 against the Panthers, but he'll benefit from the bye week that comes in Week 9. The 24-year-old has just four tackles (two solo) this season, so he has minimal fantasy impact in his role as a reserve lineman.

Injury
Hamstring - Doubtful for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Daniel Brown
News
Brown caught two passes for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

With Dion Sims missing his second straight game with an illness, Brown's posted exactly 23 yards in each contest. However, considering Adam Shaheen appears ready to begin taking on a larger role in the passing game, Brown isn't a recommended fantasy option in most leagues.

Kyle Fuller
News
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
News
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
News
Amos recorded eight tackles in the Bears' 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Amos continued to play at a high level, as he posted eight tackles for the third time in five games since being moved to the starting lineup. Additionally, he's yet to record fewer than six tackles in a game and has become a very consistent IDP option overall.

Marcus Cooper
News
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
News
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
News
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.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Cameron Meredith
News
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).

Injury
Knee - ACL + MCL - Injured Reserve
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 - Injured Reserve
Josh Bellamy
News
Bellamy (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

Bellamy returned to a limited practice Thursday, but he was back to non-participation to close out the week. His likely absence likely leaves a few more snaps and targets for Tre McBride and Markus Wheaton alongside Dontrelle Inman (groin) and Kendall Wright. Inman seems to have emerged as Mitchell Trubisky's favorite target in a low-volume, low-efficiency passing attack.

Injury
Concussion - Doubtful for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Christian Jones
News
Jones notched a sack and eight tackles in a week 11 loss to the Lions.

Jones was Chicago's most productive defender with 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.

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 played 31 of 63 offensive snaps in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

Jordan Howard also logged 31 snaps, while Benny Cunningham only got 17. Part of Cohen's uptick was due to the team's usage of both him and Howard at the same time, but it also seems that the rookie took a chunk of Cunningham's usual work on passing downs. While the Bears had mostly been using Cunningham in those spots due to his pass blocking, it makes sense to allow Cohen some opportunities to develop. He took advantage Sunday, picking up 44 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, albeit with just four catches for 15 yards on six targets. Cohen could re-emerge as a PPR asset if his workload stabilizes around this level beyond Sunday. He logged 18 or fewer snaps in five of Chicago's previous six games entering Week 11.

Patrick Scales
News
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.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Brandon Greene
No Updates
Nick Kwiatkoski
News
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
News
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
No Updates
Mark Sanchez
News
Sanchez (illness) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Whatever issues Sanchez was dealing with that held him out of Thursday's practice look to be behind him. He'll once again serve as the Bears' No. 3 option at quarterback.

Injury
Illness - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Eddie Jackson
News
Jackson scored touchdowns on interception and fumble returns while adding four tackles in Sunday's 17-3 victory over the Panthers.

Jackson provided the only touchdowns that were scored in a 17-3 victory for the Bears. Although he's posted at least four tackles in each of his last three games, his performance in Sunday's contest represented his first breakout effort of the season. Unless he proves to be a consistent producer, it's difficult to recommend adding him in IDP leagues based solely upon this week's results.

Kevin White
News
White (shoulder) will be placed on injured reserve while recovering from a fractured scapula, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

Donte Moncrief suffered the same injury last season and only missed five games, but he was never particularly effective and ultimately re-injured his shoulder late in the year. Bears coach John Fox said White's injury may require surgery, which likely would rule him out for the season. Should he avoid the surgery, White might be able to return from injured reserve some time after Week 8. The Bears are left with Kendall Wright, Markus Wheaton (finger), Josh Bellamy and Deonte Thompson at wide receiver.

Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Josh Sitton
News
Sitton (ribs) is active for Thursday's game against the Packers.

Sitton was forced to sit Week 3, but will return to action Thursday against his former team. The guard will provide a boost to the Bears' running game.

Eddie Goldman
News
Goldman posted three tackles along with a sack in Sunday's 29-7 defeat to the Buccaneers.

Despite the game being a blowout loss, Jameis Winston still dropped back 30 times to pass, and Goldman was able to record his first sack of the season. Although he struggled to stay healthy during the first two years of his career, should he be able to stay on the field, he has upside as an IDP option as an interior lineman.

Bryce Callahan
News
Callahan (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with Detroit.

Callahan will be missing his second straight game due to his knee injury. The backup corner sees a decent amount of snaps despite his position on the depth chart, and his absence likely will open the door for Marcus Cooper to see an uptick in reps once again.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Quintin Demps
News
Demps (arm) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Demps, who joined the Bears on a three-year deal this offseason, started three games at strong safety before breaking his arm in Week 3 against the Steelers. There's a chance the veteran could be activated from IR later on this season, but that's far from certain. As it stands, Demps will finish his first season in Chicago with 12 tackles to his name.

Injury
Arm - Injured Reserve
John Jenkins
News
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
News
Sims (illness) was a full practice participant Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

After missing every practice and both games the past two weeks, Sims returned as a limited participant Wednesday and repeated the feat Thursday. His step forward Friday suggests he's on track for Sunday, though it shouldn't be assumed until the Bears release their inactive list at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. With rookie second-round pick Adam Shaheen looking good in Sims' absence, the veteran may find himself sharing snaps and targets, just as he did when Zach Miller (knee) was healthy.

Injury
Illness - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Bradley Sowell
No Updates
Pernell McPhee
News
McPhee tallied a sack and a tackle in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Panthers.

McPhee was able to record a sack for the fourth time in the five games he's played this season. Despite averaging less than two tackles per contest, he's shown excellent ability to rush the passer, and although he has a worrisome floor, he's proven to be a strong IDP option while enjoying a healthy start to the season.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Bobby Massie
No Updates
Deon Bush
News
Bush (hamstring) was a full participant at Bears' practice Wednesday, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

Bush injured his hamstring in the team's season opener, and was unable to play in Week 2. He is seemingly back to full health now and figures to return to his special teams role Sunday against the Steelers.