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Bears LG Matt Slauson has been diagnosed with a torn pectoral, and is done for the season.

Slauson's direct backup is Eben Britton, but the Bears are considering moving RT Jordan Mills to the inside. Slauson was strong as a 16-game starter in 2013, but had fallen off this season. It hurts for depth purposes, but his loss is not a season-changing injury. Going on 29, Slauson is due a modest $2.75 million next season. He should be back with the Bears.
Oct 27 - 1:48 PM

Bears LE Lamarr Houston has been diagnosed with a torn right ACL, and is done for the season.

Houston's Sunday takedown of Jimmy Garoppolo is going to go down as the costliest garbage-time sack of the decade. Houston was injured as he attempted to celebrate his first sack of the season with the Bears losing 48-23 in the fourth quarter. In theory, it's a huge blow for the Bears' pass rush, but in the first season of a five-year, $35 million deal, Houston was just No. 20-of-53 in Pro Football Focus' 4-3 end rankings. Going on 28, Houston should keep his starting job for 2015 provided he rehabs without setbacks.
Oct 27 - 1:25 PM

The Bears fear LG Matt Slauson suffered a significant pectoral injury in Sunday's Week 8 loss at New England.

Slauson, who missed the first three games of the year due to an ankle sprain, will have an MRI on Monday on his pec. If it's a significant tear a la Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo, Slauson will be done for the year. His backup is Eben Britton.
Oct 26 - 6:17 PM

Bears LE Lamarr Houston fears he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday's Week 8 loss at New England.

Houston injured his knee celebrating a sack of Jimmy Garoppolo in a 48-23 game. He may have Gramatica-ed himself. An MRI Monday will have the final word. "I probably shouldn't have celebrated like that, but it happens," Houston said.
Oct 26 - 5:27 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 6-of-7 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

Bennett's effort was a highlight in a game the Bears were losing 38-7 at halftime. His score was an impossible grab he made in the end zone whilst getting interfered with. The touchdown was Bennett's first since Week 3, but fifth of the season. With 50 percent of 2014 in the books, Bennett is on pace for 94/1,034/10. We'd expect all three rates to fade, but Bennett is locked in as a TE1 in a very soft year for the position.
Oct 26 - 5:03 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 5-of-8 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

Seeing a lot of Darrelle Revis, Jeffery's score came with five minutes remaining in a 51-23 loss. Despite the disappointing day, Jeffery is still on pace for 76/1,126/6 at the season's halfway point. His production simply hasn't stood out with the Bears' offense going in the tank relative to expectations. He'll remain in the WR1 discussion when the Bears come off their Week 9 bye.
Oct 26 - 4:58 PM

Brandon Marshall caught 3-of-10 targets for 35 yards in Chicago's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

The off day was despite the fact that Alshon Jeffery appeared to draw more of Darrelle Revis. With half the season now in the books, Marshall is on pace for a thoroughly underwhelming 68/768/10. He's eclipsed 70 yards twice in eight games. We'd expect Marshall's catch and yardage paces to pick up, but it might be best to treat him as a WR2 when the Bears come off their Week 9 bye.
Oct 26 - 4:54 PM

Matt Forte rushed 19 times for 114 yards in the Bears' blowout Week 8 loss to the Patriots, adding six catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Forte was a rare highlight for the Bears in an ugly loss, while his 25-yard touchdown reception was Chicago's lone score not to come in garbage time. The 168 yards from scrimmage were Forte's third most of the season. With half the year now in the books, Forte is on pace for 2,104 total yards, and 12 touchdowns. His 58 receptions are among the league leaders. Forte and Chicago will venture to Green Bay coming off their Week 9 bye.
Oct 26 - 4:51 PM

Jay Cutler completed 20-of-30 passes for 227 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Chicago's 51-23, Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

He also lost a fumble, one the Pats housed to go up 38-7 just before halftime. It was an inept display, with two of Cutler's three scores coming deep into garbage time. The Pats had lockdown coverage, but Cutler couldn't fit passes into tight windows while the game was still in doubt. Cutler's pick was a first-half hail mary, but he was lucky to escape with only one, as another was undone by illegal contact. If there's a silver lining, it's that the three-touchdown day was Cutler's first since Week 2, but it obviously comes with an asterisk. Cutler gets the Packers at Lambeau Field in Week 10.
Oct 26 - 4:24 PM

Bears LE Lamarr Houston was carted off with a leg injury in the fourth quarter of Chicago's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

With the Bears losing 48-23, Houston was injured celebrating a sack of rookie backup Jimmy Garoppolo. He jumped into the air, and his leg buckled on impact. The sack was Houston's first of the season. His status is uncertain.
Oct 26 - 3:58 PM

Bears LG Matt Slauson was forced from Chicago's Week 8 game against the Patriots with a pectoral injury, and will not return.

Slauson went down in the fourth quarter of a blowout. A torn pec would end his season.
Oct 26 - 3:47 PM

Bears RCB Kyle Fuller was forced from Chicago's Week 8 game against the Patriots with an aggravation of his hip injury.

Fuller was deemed "questionable" after going down in the first half, but wasn't back after the break. Fill-in Al Louis-Jean has had a very rough go of it in Fuller's place. A prolonged absence for their first-round corner would be a huge blow for the collapsing Bears.
Oct 26 - 3:18 PM

Bears declared WLB Lance Briggs, LB Jon Bostic, RT Jordan Mills, S Danny McCray, S Ahmad Dixon, OG Charles Leno and CB Terrance Mitchell inactive for Week 8 against the Patriots.

With Mills inactive, Michael Ola will start opposite Jermon Bushrod. Briggs is week to week with a ribs injury.
Oct 26 - 11:40 AM

Bears WR Marquess Wilson (broken collarbone) is eligible to return from the injured reserve-designated for return list in Week 10.

After playing the Patriots on Sunday, the Bears have a bye in Week 9. Wilson will be eligible return in the following game. Chicago has been missing a third receiver from its 2014 offense with Santonio Holmes and Josh Morgan sharing the role. A 22-year-old with huge long-term upside, Wilson should be owned in all Dynasty leagues and is worth a look for 16-team re-draft leaguers as well.
Oct 25 - 5:44 PM

Martellus Bennett (hamstring) was upgraded to full in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Week 8.

Bennett will be fine for Sunday's game against the Patriots. With Brandon Marshall expected to be covered by Darrelle Revis, Bennett should see an increase in red-zone targets.
Oct 24 - 6:02 PM


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