Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th121.8 (8th)169.8 (31st)
Defense9th110.6 (15th)204.8 (10th)
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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
4Barth, Connor K5-112044/11/198610North Carolina
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
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
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
21Demps, Quintin (IR) SS5-112166/29/198510Texas-El Paso
32Hall, Deiondre' (IR) CB6-22065/31/19942Northern Iowa
64Kush, Eric (IR) G6-43179/9/19894California (PA)
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
11White, Kevin (IR) WR6-32166/25/19923West Virginia
97Young, Willie (IR) OLB6-42589/19/19858NC State
Practice Squad
60Greene, Brandon G6-5295//RAlabama
68Coward, Rashaad DT6-532011/6/1994ROld Dominion
 Thompson, Colin TE6-425712/15/1993RTemple
 Gentry, Tanner WR6-121012/18/1994RWyoming
 Averill, Travis C6-329512/21/1993RBoise State
 Jones, Howard LB6-42382/10/19903Shepherd
 Lee, Cameron G6-531212/28/1993RIllinois State
 Alford, Mario WR5-81772/25/19922West Virginia
 Spruce, Nelson WR6-121012/5/19922Colorado
 Grant, Doran CB5-1019611/30/19922Ohio State
Suspended Players
50Freeman, Jerrell ILB6-02355/1/19866Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Position Listing
Mario Alford
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
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 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
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.

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 three passes for 32 yards but lost a fumble in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

On Cunningham's biggest play of the day, a 23-yard reception, he tried to extend the ball into the end zone, but replay determined that he lost control of the ball, resulting in a lost fumble and a touchback. Although he's rushed three times for four yards over the last three games, he's also caught seven passes for 75 yards during that span, making him a dart-throw flex option in PPR leagues.

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 12 at Philadelphia
DeAndre Houston-Carson
Houston-Carson (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Houston-Carson's inactive status shouldn't impact the team greatly, since he's played exclusively on special teams to this point. He'll be looking to return for next week's game against the Eagles.

Markus Wheaton
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
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.

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.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 vs. Detroit
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
Connor Barth
Barth made all three of his field-goal attempts while converting an extra point in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Barth had his first perfect outing since Week 6, leading to a season-high 10 points. Although he's been a weak fantasy option for most of the season, he's had three field-goal attempts in two straight games, and with the Bears improving a bit on offense, Barth could be emerging as a useful fantasy option.

Leonard Floyd
Floyd hurt his knee during Sunday's game against the Lions and won't return, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Floyd has played all nine games this season, accruing 29 tackles (19 solo) and 4.5 sacks. The 25-year-old has the second-most sacks on the Bears' roster, so they may struggle if this is a long-term issue. Expect Sam Acho and Isaiah Irving to rotate in at outside linebacker in Floyd's place.

Knee - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
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 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
McBride caught three of five targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Saints.

McBride was wide open on a misdirection play that led to a 45-yard gain, and he converted a pair of third downs to help the Bears stay close to the Saints on the road. This was the first time in four games that he's been targeted more than once, and until he shows that he can consistently produce, he'll be a risky fantasy option.

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 12 at Philadelphia
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 (knee) will not have his contract tendered by the Buccaneers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jones now can test the market but may have trouble finding work as he continues to recover from ACL surgery. Before the injury, the defensive end split time on special teams and defense, recording three tackles in eight games.

Knee - ACL - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Danny Trevathan
Trevathan (calf) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Lions.

Trevathan, who hasn't suited up since Week 8, will be on the sidelines for the second consecutive contest. His high tackle totals make him a solid IDP when healthy, but after he failed to log any practice time leading up to Week 11, it's currently unclear when that might be. Look for Christian Jones -- who had nine combined tackles last week against Green Bay -- to draw the start at inside linebacker in Trevathan's stead.

Calf - Inactive for Week 11 vs. Detroit
Jonathan Anderson
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
Inman snagged six of eight targets for 88 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to Green Bay.

It was statistically Inman's best game since Week 12 of last season. Inman had fallen out of favor in Los Angeles as the Chargers have stockpiled young, big-bodied targets. A trade to Chicago, which has been devoid of quality pass catchers, all of a sudden makes Inman relevant from a fantasy perspective. A performance with eight targets and six catches with just two weeks of practice time is a nice way to start a tenure in a new city. Look for Inman to continue to be a top target for Mitchell Trubisky.

Jordan Howard
Howard ran for 54 yards on 15 carries in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Howard's scoreless streak now stretches to five games, a span that coincides with rookie Mitchell Trubisky's tenure at quarterback. Howard scored four times in Chicago's first four games of the season with veteran Mike Glennon under center. While Trubisky's stint has coincided with a scoreless streak for Howard, the second-year back has actually otherwise been more productive, averaging 98.4 total yards per game with Trubisky at quarterback as compared to 75.5 yards with Glennon. Chicago seems to be opening things up on offense a little, which might mean a few more red zone opportunities for Howard down the stretch.

Adam Shaheen
Shaheen caught both of his targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Before this game, Shaheen had caught just one pass for a two-yard touchdown, but with Zach Miller (knee) out for the season and Dion Sims missing this game due to illness, he saw his most playing time of the year. He hauled in both passes thrown his way and turned one into a 31-yard gain, but once Sims returns, his target volume is likely to take a hit. Regardless, he's still an excellent player to stash in dynasty leagues.

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) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

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

Ankle - Inactive for Week 11 vs. Detroit
Kendall Wright
Wright caught five passes for 46 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Wright tied for the team lead with eight targets, but he was unable to turn any of his receptions into more than a 12-yard gain. Although he's been targeted eight times in back-to-back contests, he's caught fewer than half of those passes for 69 yards, making him a low-upside fantasy option in PPR leagues.

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 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.

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 placed Hall (hamstring) on injured reserve Monday, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Hall went down with a hamstring injury during the Bears' preseason finale. He originally made the their 53-man roster before they opted to place him on IR Monday. However, the Bears can still opt to designate the 23-year-old as an IR-R player meaning he could return to the roster in eight weeks.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Mitchell Trubisky
Trubisky completed 21 of 35 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-16 loss to Green Bay.

Trubisky briefly closed the gap for Chicago early in the fourth quarter with a 46-yard touchdown strike to Josh Bellamy, snapping a two-game scoreless streak for the rookie passer. Sunday's outing almost doubled Trubisky's previous season high in yardage of 164. In fairness to Trubisky, he's playing in what was to be a redshirt season with a receiving corps decimated by the offseason departure of Alshon Jeffery and season-ending injuries to the likes of Kevin White, Cameron Meredith and Zach Miller. Hope for the rest of the season might be found in Trubisky's work with trade acquisition Dontrelle Inman, who snagged six passes for 88 yards in his first game as a Bear.

Roy Robertson-Harris
Robertson-Harris (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Robertson-Harris hasn't played since Week 7, but it appears as if the reserve defensive lineman will get the chance to take the field this Sunday against the Lions. Look for him to resume his regular role as a rotational defensive lineman and special teams contributor.

Daniel Brown
Brown caught two passes for 23 yards in Chicago's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

With Zach Miller (knee) out for the year and Dion Sims missing this game due to illness, Brown was the Bears' most-targeted tight end with three. Despite his involvement, he's little more than an outlet option for Mitch Trubisky, and unless his role grows significantly, he's not a very useful fantasy option.

Kyle Fuller
Fuller (arm) wasn't on Wednesday's injury report and is in line to play Sunday against the Saints.

Fuller hurt his arm in Week 7 against the Bears, but it won't keep him out for any additional time. The fourth-year corner has racked up 35 tackles (31 solo) and eight pass breakups through seven games -- not bad for a No. 3 corner.

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 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
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
Josh Bellamy
Bellamy will not return to Sunday's game against the Lions due to a concussion.

Bellamy exited earlier in the contest to be evaluated for a concussion, and now will need to clear the league-mandated protocol before hopefully being cleared for next week's game against the Eagles.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 12 at Philadelphia
Christian Jones
Jones posted eight tackles in Chicago's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Jones continues to be an excellent IDP option, as he's piled up at least seven tackles in five straight contests. However, when Danny Trevathan (calf) returns to action, the coaching staff will have to decide if Jones or Nick Kwiatkoski will remain in the starting lineup.

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 played only 13 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers, catching one pass for 10 yards and taking one carry for one yard.

Benny Cunningham has replaced Cohen as the regular back for passing downs, leaving the rookie as nothing more than an occasional change of pace from Jordan Howard. The switch from Cohen to Cunningham likely relates to the Bears' desire to have a better pass protector alongside Mitchell Trubisky. The team likely still views Cohen as its long-term complement to Howard, but the rookie may need to add a few pounds in the offseason to give him a better shot at holding up against the blitz. His 2017 fantasy outlook will remain bleak so long as Howard stays healthy.

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 collected a sack and 10 tackles in Chicago's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Although he was active in Week 7, this was the first real playing time Kwiatkoski has received since Week 2, and he was the most productive Bears defender in this game. When Danny Trevathan (calf) returns, the coaching staff will likely have to decide whether to keep Kwiatkoski or Christian Jones in the starting lineup. Whomever is declared the starter will have IDP value based on the potential to post big tackle numbers.

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
No Updates
Mark Sanchez
Sanchez (illness) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jeff Dickerson of 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.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 vs. Detroit
Eddie Jackson
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
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.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Josh Sitton
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
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
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 will likely open the door for Marcus Cooper to see an uptick in reps once again.

Knee - Inactive for Week 11 vs. Detroit
Quintin Demps
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.

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.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 vs. Detroit
Pat O'Donnell
No Updates
Dion Sims
Sims (illness) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Lions.

Sims rose to the top of the tight end depth chart following Zach Miller's season-ending knee injury, but has been unable to take advantage of the opportunity due to injury concerns of his own. With Sims sitting out his second straight game, look for Adam Shaheen and Daniel Brown to split the bulk of tight end snaps in Week 11. It was Brown that saw more offensive snaps last week against the Packers, but Shaheen had 18 more receiving yards despite one less target.

Illness - Inactive for Week 11 vs. Detroit
Bradley Sowell
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Pernell McPhee
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.

Bobby Massie
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Deon Bush
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.