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Eddie Royal | Wide Receiver | #19

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (42) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Eddie Royal caught three passes for 21 yards in Week 3.
Royal took a step back after going over 50 yards this first two weeks. He was clearly behind Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White, and Zach Miller. Royal shouldn’t be rostered in re-draft leagues. Sep 25 - 11:52 PM

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Eddie Royal caught 4-of-6 targets for 52 yards in the Bears' Week 2 loss to the Eagles.

Royal's big gain on offense was a 31-yard pickup on a second-and-18 screen pass in the first quarter. He was mostly quiet the rest of the night before returning a punt 65 yards to the house late in the fourth quarter. Royal is healthy and the Bears' slot receiver, but he's more of a WR5/6 most weeks.
Sep 20 - 12:16 AM

Eddie Royal hauled in 4-of-6 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown Week 1 against the Texans.

As has become his calling card, Royal ran a good route to get open in the red zone and held on after a big hit for a 19-yard score. He also chipped in a 31-yard punt return in the first quarter. Royal should continue to see targets, but he will struggle to return WR4 value most weeks.
Sep 11 - 6:09 PM

Eddie Royal (concussion) has resumed practicing.

Royal missed over two weeks. The ninth-year pro has had trouble staying on the field since he signed with the Bears in 2015.
Aug 20 - 6:40 PM

Eddie Royal remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Royal has been sidelined for two weeks. Royal's roster spot isn't in jeopardy, but coming off an injury-plagued year, he'll be a distant third on the depth chart behind Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White.
Aug 18 - 5:52 PM

Eddie Royal is fully recovered following last year's injury-ruined season and is participating in OTAs.

One of the best slot receivers in the league with San Diego in 2014 (62-778-7), Royal was limited to 37 catches in nine games with the Bears last season after signing a three-year, $15 million deal. He battled ankle and knee injuries, in addition to a late-season illness. With Royal and Kevin White back healthy, the Bears' passing game quietly offers explosive potential this year.
Jun 2 - 5:45 PM

Eddie Royal is listed as doubtful for Week 17 with an illness.

He didn't practice all week. With Alshon Jeffery on I.R., Jay Cutler's wideouts for Sunday's finale against the Lions will be Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani, Cameron Meredith, and special teamer Deonte Thompson.
Jan 1 - 1:54 PM

Eddie Royal grabbed five passes for 21 yards on six targets in the Bears' Week 16 win over the Buccaneers.

He dropped a touchdown in the second quarter and was mostly passed over in favor of Zach Miller. Royal has averaged a pitiful 6.43 yards per catch this season. Even if Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) can’t suit up against the Lions, we wouldn’t expect much from Royal in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:00:00 PM

Eddie Royal (knee) made the trip to Tampa Bay and is expected to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Royal hasn't been a difference maker this year but he may have to be Sunday with Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), Marquess Wilson (foot) and Martellus Bennett (ribs) all sidelined. Zach Miller should also have an increased role on Sunday.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:50:00 AM

Eddie Royal (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16 against the Bucs.

Despite the questionable tag, he's fully expected to play. Royal will have an increased role with Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) doubtful, but isn't a recommended streamer.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Eddie Royal (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Royal returned in Week 15, and should be ready to suit up against the Bucs. We'd like to say his status is irrelevant, but that's not true with Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) looking doubtful. Royal will be a WR4 if Jeffery sits.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught 5-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Vikings.

Royal could've had a much bigger day, but was unable to reel in a deep ball down the left sideline after getting a step on the defensive back. He also had a 23-yard catch called back on a penalty. Royal has been a massive bust in Chicago, failing to top 54 yards in a game with just one score.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught 1-of-2 targets for 15 yards in the Bears' Week 14 loss to the Redskins.

Behind Alshon Jeffery and Zach Miller, Royal was just another guy amid a pass-catching supporting cast that also included Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani, and Deonte Thompson. Royal will not offer fantasy value down the stretch.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Eddie Royal is active for Week 14 against the Redskins.

With Marquess Wilson (foot) on injured reserve, Royal should start across from Alshon Jeffery in two-receiver sets. The Bears' Week 14 inactives are OLB Pernell McPhee, CB Bryce Callahan, S Antrel Rolle, RB Antone Smith, OL Nick Becton, WR Cameron Meredith, and DL Ziggy Hood.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Eddie Royal (knee) is questionable for Week 14 against the Redskins.

Royal finally returned to practice this week after missing five games with a knee injury. He should be a go for Sunday's tilt with Washington. Royal hasn't brought much to the table this year but could see an increased role with Marquess Wilson (foot) and Martellus Bennett (ribs) both out of the lineup.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:15:00 PM

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GLB1Jeremy Langford
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3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Eddie Royal
3Deonte Thompson
WR21Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Cameron Meredith
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Zach Miller
2Greg Scruggs
3Logan Paulsen
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