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Eddie Royal | Wide Receiver | #19

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (42) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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

It's looking like Royal might finally be ready to return from his five-game absence, but he could just be getting in shape for Week 15. Royal's status has taken on increased importance with Marquess Wilson (foot) sidelined. If Royal plays, he'll be a WR5 against the Redskins.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Coach John Fox said Eddie Royal (knee) "looked good" in his return to a limited practice on Wednesday.

Sidelined since November 1, early signs indicate Royal will return against the Redskins, quite possibly as a starter with Marquess Wilson (foot) on the shelf. Royal could help the Bears' offense as a chain mover in the slot, but he is unlikely to come into fantasy usefulness down the stretch.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 08:19:00 PM

Eddie Royal (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, getting in a limited session.

He's missed the past five games. This puts Royal on track to play against the Redskins, but Royal won't be anybody to rely on for the fantasy playoffs.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Bears declared WR Eddie Royal, WR Marquess Wilson, DL Bruce Gaston, CB Jacoby Glenn, S Antrel Rolle, RB Antone Smith and OL Nick Becton inactive for Week 13 against the 49ers.

Royal was comically listed as questionable despite having not practiced since prior to Week 8. Perhaps the listing suggests he is getting close, but it will not be this week. With Wilson also sidelined, Alshon Jeffery could lead the league in targets this week.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Eddie Royal (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Royal didn't practice at all this week, but this is an upgrade to his injury status after he was ruled out in Week 12. There appears to be some possibility of Royal dressing for Sunday's game against San Francisco.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:08:00 PM

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4Dalyn Williams
RB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3Ka'Deem Carey
4Jacquizz Rodgers
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GLB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
FB1Paul Lasike
2Joe Sommers
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Eddie Royal
3Marc Mariani
4Daniel Braverman
5Deonte Thompson
WR21Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Cameron Meredith
4Marquess Wilson
5Kieran Duncan
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Zach Miller
2Rob Housler
3Khari Lee
4Tony Moeaki
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Jason Weaver
3Martin Wallace
4John Kling
LG1Cody Whitehair
2Ted Larsen
3Adrian Bellard
C1Hroniss Grasu
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RG1Kyle Long
2Nick Becton
3Donovan Williams
RT1Bobby Massie
2Nate Chandler
3Adrian Bellard
K1Robbie Gould