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Bears SS Ryan Mundy suffered a "serious stinger" in Monday night's Week 3 win over the Jets.

Mundy exited early in the first half. Prior to leaving, he returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. The Bears lost both Mundy and FS Chris Conte (shoulder) to injuries against the Jets. Career special teamer Danny McCray and rookie Brock Vereen were forced to step in. The safety spots remain question marks in the Windy City. Mundy has never missed a game in six seasons.
Sep 23 - 12:44 AM

Brandon Marshall caught 1-of-6 targets for six yards in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

Marshall entered the night questionable due to his ankle injury. And in the second quarter, he re-tweaked the ankle while blocking. Marshall missed about seven minutes of game action but returned to play the entire second half. He clearly wasn't 100 percent, and the offense went through Alshon Jeffery. Marshall will need to be watched again on a short week prior to next Sunday's showdown with the Packers at home. He'll likely be questionable once again.
Sep 23 - 12:30 AM

Santonio Holmes caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

It was Holmes' return to New York. He saw just three targets on the night as the fifth option in the passing game. Holmes added one punt return for 11 yards. He won't have any fantasy value unless one of Alshon Jeffery or Brandon Marshall gets injured. Even then, at age 30, there won't be a ton of upside.
Sep 23 - 12:25 AM

Martellus Bennett caught five passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

Bennett was targeted eight times on the night, and now has four touchdowns through three games. We've seen this before from him. He's dominated at the beginning of the season in the red zone the past three years before tailing off the final 2-3 months. But right now, Bennett is seeing plenty of targets to keep him in the TE1 picture. He'll remain there next week against the Packers at home.
Sep 23 - 12:17 AM

Alshon Jeffery caught eight passes for 105 yards in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets.

With Brandon Marshall (ankle) clearly not 100 percent, Jeffery saw a team-high 13 targets. His big catch was a 42-yard gain down the left sideline in Antonio Allen's coverage. Jeffery also drew a 33-yard DPI penalty against Darrin Walls. Both plays led to scores for the Bears. Jeffery could have caught a touchdown, but Jay Cutler overshot him on a 2nd-and-3 pass in the end zone. Jeffery looked like his hamstring wasn't a problem. He'll be a WR1/2 next week vs. Green Bay.
Sep 23 - 12:13 AM

Matt Forte rushed for 33 yards on 13 carries in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets on Monday night.

Forte added six catches for an additional 43 yards. As is normally the case against the Jets, there wasn't much running room to be found for Forte. He had a long run of eight yards, but did manage to pick up a couple of big first downs on third-down conversions. Forte has yet to find the end zone this season, but the sledding should be much easier next Sunday at home against Green Bay.
Sep 23 - 12:01 AM

Jay Cutler completed 23-of-38 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' Week 3, 27-19 win over the Jets on Monday night.

Cutler and the Bears started off hot, going up 17-3 through 16 minutes of play. But after losing Brandon Marshall to a re-injured ankle, the Jets were able to dial up plenty of blitzes and get to Cutler for four sacks and a number of other hits. Marshall later returned but wasn't near 100 percent and caught just one pass for six yards on the night. Cutler found Martellus Bennett for both touchdowns, and hooked up with Alshon Jeffery eight times for 105 yards. Cutler will be a mid-range QB1 next week when the Bears host the Packers.
Sep 22 - 11:47 PM

Bears FS Chris Conte exited Monday night's game against the Jets with a shoulder injury and will not return.

Conte hurt his shoulder last Sunday night and underwent extensive surgery on the injured wing in the offseason. He's been a playmaker so far this season, so his loss will be felt. Danny McCray and Brock Vereen will fill in.
Sep 22 - 10:46 PM

Brandon Marshall aggravated his right ankle injury in the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Jets but later returned to start the second half.

Marshall hurt his ankle while blocking. He limped off the field under his own power before making his way to the locker room. Prior to exiting, Marshall had zero catches on three targets. He missed about seven minutes of game time.
Sep 22 - 9:39 PM

Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is active for Monday night's game against the Jets.

As expected. Jeffery isn't at 100 percent and was limited in practice, but he's feeling better than last week when he played on the bum hammy. He's a nice WR1 play against a Jets secondary that is missing CB Dee Milliner again.
Sep 22 - 7:20 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both active for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Jets.

Neither player's status was in serious doubt. Marshall is coming off a three-touchdown game on his balky ankle, but Jeffery is said to still be at less than 100 percent. Both are still elite WR1 plays against a weak Jets secondary. Inactive for the Bears are C Roberto Garza, OT Charles Leno, OLB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis, DT Jeremiah Ratliff, DE Trevor Scott, and LG Matt Slauson.
Sep 22 - 7:17 PM

ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson stated on NFL Insiders that Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) are "going to play" Monday night against the Jets.

Both are listed as questionable, but will be in the lineup, per Dickerson. Jeffery practiced on a limited basis all last week, while Marshall is coming off of a three-touchdown performance against the 49ers. Marshall is a locked-in WR1 against the Jets' Dee Milliner-less secondary. Jeffery is a high-end WR2.
Sep 22 - 3:29 PM

The Bears remain optimistic that Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) will play in Monday night's game against the Jets.

The Bears have been expecting each of their starting wideouts to play all week. In fact, there's reason to believe they're healthier now than they were against the 49ers when they combined for eight catches, 95 yards and three touchdowns. We'll have official word around 7pm ET.
Sep 22 - 11:27 AM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both expected to play in Monday night's game against the Jets.

Both wideouts are officially listed as questionable. But they appear to be in far better shape than they were last Sunday night, when they combined for eight catches, 95 yards and three touchdowns. In a plus matchup against the Jets, Marshall and Jeffery are top-12 options.
Sep 21 - 10:47 AM

Bears WR Josh Morgan (groin) is listed as probable for Week 3.

Morgan will return after missing last week's game. He'll be the No. 4 receiver behind Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, and Santonio Holmes.
Sep 20 - 7:31 PM


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