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Ka'Deem Carey | Running Back

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
College: Arizona
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Ka'Deem Carey (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Packers.
With Matt Forte set to return from his knee injury, Carey wasn't slated for a big role anyway behind Forte and Jeremy Langford. He may go back to being a weekly inactive since he doesn't contribute on special teams. Nov 25 - 2:51 PM

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Ka'Deem Carey left Week 11 against the Broncos with a concussion.

Carey took a helmet-to-helmet to hit in the third quarter. He had nine carries for 32 yards in a committee with Jeremy Langford before going down. With Chicago on a short week, Carey will be in a race to get cleared for Week 12.
Nov 22 - 3:07 PM

Ka'Deem Carey rushed 14 times for 56 yards in the Bears' Week 10 win over the Rams.

The Bears certainly haven't missed a beat without Matt Forte (knee), going 2-0 and leaning on Jeremy Langford and change-up back Carey. Langford dominated work and totaled 182 yards and two touchdowns, but Carey had a couple meaningful carries when the game was still in question before getting a bunch of work late in garbage time. He's proven a solid backup.
Nov 15 - 5:56 PM

Ka'Deem Carey rushed seven times for 28 yards in the Bears' Week 9 win over the Chargers on Monday night.

Carey shockingly got the start in the backfield and received three of the first four carries. Jeremy Langford owners were sent into hyperventilation, but Langford took over after the opening drive and out-touched Carey 21-7, while piling up 142 total yards and a score. Carey is the "veteran" of the group and got the nod to start, even after being a healthy inactive four times already. With Matt Forte (knee) expected to miss Week 10 at St. Louis, Carey will again be the COP back.
Nov 10 - 12:21 AM

The Chicago Tribune doesn’t consider Ka’Deem Carey a lock for the 53-man roster.

Carey has been playing behind Jacquizz Rodgers and Jeremy Langford throughout the preseason. He isn’t guaranteed a spot as the No. 4 running back. Carey’s lack of special teams value is working against him.
Sep 2 - 6:38 PM

ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson believes Ka’Deem Carey needs a strong preseason to secure his roster spot.

The Bears signed veteran role player Jacquizz Rodgers in free agency and drafted Jeremy Langford early in the fourth round. A holdover from the failed Phil Emery regime, Carey has lost his support system with rookie GM Ryan Pace and new OC Adam Gase now calling the shots. Many teams carry only three running backs. Carey may need to show special teams value to stick around.
May 20 - 5:39 PM

ESPN Chicago expects Ka'Deem Carey's role to increase under new coach John Fox.

The Bears are moving to a more run-based scheme after being among the most pass-heavy teams last year. A fourth-round pick, Carey has a limited skill-set and struggles in pass protection, but will be a candidate for a slight uptick in snaps in his second season. Carey should return as the top handcuff to Matt Forte. He's a low-upside RB5/6 in Dynasty leagues.
Feb 13 - 4:43 PM

Rookie Ka'Deem Carey did not touch the football in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

The fourth-round pick out of Arizona finished his rookie year with 36 carries for 158 yards (4.4 YPC) and five catches. Carey struggled in the preseason, but showed signs of improvement in the real games and has an outside chance to be Matt Forte's eventual replacement in Chicago. Forte, 29, is entering a contract year in 2015. Carey is an RB4/5 in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Ka'Deem Carey rushed 14 times for 72 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Packers.

Carey came off the bench when Matt Forte needed a breather after a fistful of chunk plays in the first half. He also closed out the game well in garbage time. Just note that he's a mere handcuff, as Carey came into this game with two total touches.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Ka'Deem Carey was elevated to the No. 2 running back on the Bears' depth chart.

Coach Marc Trestman also confirmed Wednesday that Carey is indeed Matt Forte's direct backup. Veteran Shaun Draughn emerged from the preseason as the favorite for No. 2 duties, but the Bears have apparently seem an improved Carey in practice. The fourth-round rookie was one of the least impressive running backs during exhibition play, averaging 2.7 YPC on 27 attempts and breaking just two tackles. Pro Football Focus graded him out as their 110th back out of 128 qualifiers. We'd expect a committee approach should Forte get hurt.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 03:57:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune suggests rookie RB Ka'Deem Carey may not be active on game days to open the season.

Carey was beaten out by Shaun Draughn for Chicago's primary backup tailback job, and No. 4 back Senorise Perry has more special teams value. Carey was one of the most disappointing rookies in the NFL during the 2014 preseason.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Bears rookie RB Ka'Deem Carey rushed four times for 15 yards and caught four passes for 27 yards in Friday night's preseason game at Seattle.

After playing behind both Matt Forte and Shaun Draughn in Chicago's first two preseason games, Carey was the No. 2 back on Friday night, behind only Forte. The Bears clearly want Carey to win their primary backup job, although he has struggled throughout August, managing 74 yards on 27 carries (2.74 YPC) two three exhibition affairs. Carey has not impressed us from a Dynasty perspective.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Coach Marc Trestman considers the Bears' No. 2 running back battle ongoing.

Journeyman Shaun Draughn has consistently outplayed rookie Ka'Deem Carey in preseason, and seems to be running away with the job. If Carey doesn't improve in the second half of August, the Bears may have to consider adding a veteran. Carey has looked sluggish on the edge and too small to move piles.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Ka'Deem Carey rushed 13 times for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' preseason game against the Jaguars.

The majority of Carey's yardage came on an outside-zone run where he gained 15 yards through an enormous hole. Otherwise, it was tough sledding, though Carey did show nice second effort on his one-yard plunge for a fourth-quarter score. Running well behind Shaun Draughn in the race for No. 2 duties, Carey has just 59 yards on 23 carries (2.56 YPC) thus far this preseason.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:23:00 PM

Rookie RB Ka'Deem Carey managed 23 yards on ten carries in the Bears' preseason opener Friday night.

He worked as Chicago's No. 3 back behind Matt Forte and Shaun Draughn. Carey didn't show much elusiveness or speed to the perimeter, which aligns with his underwhelming measurables. He does seem to be ahead of Michael Ford, but at this stage is no lock to open the season as Forte's fantasy handcuff.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jay Cutler
2David Fales
RB1Matt Forte
2Jeremy Langford
3Ka'Deem Carey
4Antone Smith
GLB1Matt Forte
2Jeremy Langford
3RB1Matt Forte
2Jeremy Langford
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Marquess Wilson
3Marc Mariani
4Deonte Thompson
WR21Eddie Royal
2Cameron Meredith
3Josh Bellamy
4Kevin White
WR31Marquess Wilson
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Zach Miller
3Khari Lee
LT1Jermon Bushrod
2Charles Leno
LG1Matt Slauson
C1Hroniss Grasu
2Nick Becton
3Patrick Scales
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2Patrick Omameh
RT1Kyle Long
2Tayo Fabuluje
K1Robbie Gould