Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears

Player News - Bears

Date: Team: Pos:

Martellus Bennett (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Bennett played his full complement of snaps Week 7 against the Dolphins, so we're not sure when he was hurt. He hasn't found the end zone in four games and is averaging just four catches for 42 yards on six targets per game the past three weeks. Always a hot starter, Bennett is merely a low-end TE1 option. Bennett expects to return to practice Thursday and play Week 8 in New England.
Oct 22 - 2:46 PM

Bears CB Kyle Fuller (hip, broken hand) is day to day.

His hand does not require surgery. Fuller's hip was the reason he departed Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. It sounds like Fuller will try to play with a club on his hand, though that would obviously destroy his ability to intercept the ball. He may end up needing to miss a game or two.
Oct 20 - 3:09 PM

Bears CB Kyle Fuller broke his hand and suffered a hip pointer in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

Fuller was able to go back into the game with a cast after the hand injury, but later was knocked out by the hip issue. It's unclear how severe it is right now. Fuller, the No. 14 overall pick this season, started the season on fire before struggling a bit against the Packers and Panthers.
Oct 19 - 8:52 PM

A source tells ESPN that Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler following Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

The Bears have lost three of their last four games and frustration is boiling over. Yelling could be heard from outside the locker room after the loss. The source told ESPN "there are some very selfish individuals in the locker room." Note that Marshall finished with 6-48-0 on 10 targets, but was barely involved at all in the first half. Former Bromance partner Cutler had his worst game of the season, throwing for just 190 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Oct 19 - 5:52 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

Jeffery was targeted seven times on the day, but Jay Cutler was off. Jeffery's only real contribution was drawing a 39-yard pass interference penalty that help set up Matt Forte's one-yard touchdown. Jeffery will see plenty of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner next week in New England. He's a solid WR2.
Oct 19 - 5:33 PM

Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 48 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

Marshall went most of the first half without seeing a target, as Jay Cutler struggled passing the ball against Miami's feisty corners. Marshall has scored just one touchdown in the past five games. He and the Bears travel to New England to face Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and the Patriots in Week 8. It'll be a tough test, but Marshall remains a WR1. He's due for a big game.
Oct 19 - 5:19 PM

Martellus Bennett caught five passes for 58 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

Bennett was targeted eight times on the afternoon in a typical day at the office. After his torrid start, Bennett hasn't scored in the past four games. He'll be a low-end TE1 option next week on the road against the Patriots.
Oct 19 - 4:59 PM

Jay Cutler completed 21-of-34 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

On paper, it looked like a great matchup for Cutler and the passing game. It didn't work out, even with Miami playing two small corners against the Bears' twin towers at receiver. Cutler couldn't get anything going through the air, tossing a bad interception to Reshad Jones with none of his receivers close to Jones. Cutler also lost a fumble at his own 16-yard line. He also took three sacks. Cutler and the Bears go on the road to New England in Week 8. He'll be a back-end QB1.
Oct 19 - 4:35 PM

Matt Forte rushed for 49 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries in the Bears' 27-14, Week 7 loss to the Dolphins, adding six catches for 60 yards and one touchdown.

Forte was the only one on the team to get the memo that it wasn't Chicago's bye week. Jay Cutler wet the bed, taking three sacks and tossing a horrible interception with none of his receivers close to the ball. The Bears seemed to forget Forte was even on the team in the first half before he picked up 16 yards on the first play of the third quarter and ended that same drive with a 10-yard touchdown grab. He later found the end zone from one yard out, accounting for both of Chicago's touchdowns. Forte has a great matchup with the Patriots in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 4:06 PM

Bears CB Kyle Fuller exited Week 7 against the Dolphins with a hip injury and will not return.

Fuller was hurt in the second quarter. He tried loosening the hip up on the stationary bike, but couldn't and is out for the rest of the game. Fluid hips are more important for cornerbacks than any other position. He's day-to-day.
Oct 19 - 3:07 PM

Bears declared WLB Lance Briggs, FS Chris Conte, DB Terrance Mitchell, S Ahmad Dixon, LB Jon Bostic, OL Charles Leno, and DE Trevor Scott inactive for Week 7 against the Dolphins.

Khaseem Greene will start on the weak side in place of Briggs. Brock Vereen will make the start at free safety. The Bears are relatively healthy.
Oct 19 - 11:36 AM

Bears WLB Lance Briggs (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 7.

The Bears have played surprisingly stout run defense despite Briggs' absence. They'll continue to mix and match on the weak side against the Dolphins.
Oct 17 - 2:09 PM

The Bears are hopeful LT Jermon Bushrod (knee) can return for Week 7.

Bushrod has missed the past two games with an undisclosed knee issue. Fill-in Michael Ola has generally struggled in Bushrod's absence, and would be in for a long day against the Dolphins' stout front seven on Sunday. Bushrod should be considered day to day.
Oct 13 - 2:24 PM

Bears FS Chris Conte left Sunday's Week 6 win at Atlanta with a shoulder injury and did not return.

Conte tried to tackle Julio Jones in the third quarter and got the worst of it. It's the fourth time in six games this year he's left early. Conte was replaced by rookie Brock Vereen.
Oct 13 - 9:56 AM

Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-8 targets for 52 yards in Atlanta's Week 6 loss to the Bears.

Bennett has now failed to score in three straight games after starting off the season with four touchdowns in three weeks. He's been limited to seven catches for 69 yards over his past two games. The Unicorn will remain a red-zone threat going forward, but is settling in as the back-end TE1 he was in 2013.
Oct 12 - 8:01 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Video Center


    Wednesday's Fantasy Minute

    Tuesday's Fantasy Minute

    Monday's Fantasy Minute

    Beer's NFL 6-Pack: WR & TE

    Friday's Fantasy Minute
    Levitan: High upside options

    Levitan: High upside options
    RotoPat: Week 7 Rankings

    RotoPat: Week 7 Rankings
    Levitan: Snap count analysis

    Levitan: Snap count analysis