Player News - Bears

Date: Team: Pos:

Chicago CB Kyle Fuller (knee, I.R.) is nearing a return to field for the first time since 2015.

Fuller was placed on injured reserve after undergoing a knee scope in August, but has practiced all week as his potential return date nears. "Now we’re just working through him medically, durability-wise, and how much he can play," said coach John Fox. While Fuller's Week 13 status is still in question, he should have a good shot to see playing time in Week 14 and help the Chicago defense that has recorded just two interceptions since Week 4. The Bears D/ST is a risky streaming option this week at home against San Francisco.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 3 - 1:28 PM

Eddie Royal (toe) is questionable for Week 13 against the 49ers.

Royal didn't practice this week and seems like a long shot for Sunday. He actually had negative yards in his last game. Royal won't be a fantasy option even if he suits up this week.
Dec 2 - 1:54 PM

Eddie Royal (toe) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

It's not a good sign for his Week 13 availability. Royal can be safely ruled out if he doesn't return to at least a limited practice on Friday.
Dec 1 - 2:49 PM

Jay Cutler will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery on Saturday.

Cutler is believed to have a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He'll finish 2016 with 1,059 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions over five appearances. There's a high-percentage chance Cutler has played his final down as a Bear. Matt Barkley will be the starting quarterback down the stretch of the Bears' latest failed season, with David Fales handling backup duty.
Dec 1 - 2:44 PM

Jay Cutler (shoulder) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Coach John Fox continues to say Cutler is day to day, but he's highly unlikely to play against the 49ers. Matt Barkley gets a good spot at home against a dreadful defense, but he's hard to trust in a critical fantasy week.
Nov 30 - 2:33 PM

Eddie Royal (toe) is not practicing Wednesday.

Royal has been battling the toe for weeks. He'll be fine to face the 49ers.
Nov 30 - 2:31 PM

Bears CB Kyle Fuller (knee, I.R.) returned to practice Wednesday.

It opens a three-week window for the Bears to decide if they want to activate Fuller as their designated for return player. Fuller has yet to play this season after having a knee scope in August. He was the 14th pick in 2014.
Nov 30 - 10:44 AM

Bears signed rookie WR Daniel Braverman off their practice squad.

A seventh-round pick this year, Braverman is a pure slot prospect, but he can supply a reliable set of hands after the Bears dropped 10 passes against the Titans. He will take the roster spot of ILB Danny Trevathan, who is headed to injured reserve with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. Braverman could push Eddie Royal for snaps.
Nov 29 - 9:21 AM

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan has been diagnosed with a ruptured right patellar tendon, and is done for the season.

It's the worst possible news for the 26 year old. As Victor Cruz can attest, a torn patellar tendon is arguably the toughest injury to come back from, though Jimmy Graham provides a hopeful example. The injury at least comes at the right financial time, as Trevathan inked a four-year, $24.5 million contract last March. He's unlikely to be ready for the start of training camp, and is legitimately questionable for Week 1 2017. Trevathan was having a strong season playing all three downs. The Bears are going to be ludicrously thin for the final five weeks.
Nov 28 - 2:30 PM

Marquess Wilson caught 8-of-11 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Titans.

Wilson was Matt Barkley's preferred option, finishing with more yards and targets than Cameron Meredith. He should have had a bigger game, but dropped two would-be touchdowns. With a matchup against the 49ers, Wilson is a worth a look on waivers as a Week 13 streaming option.
Nov 27 - 6:25 PM

Cameron Meredith caught 2-of-9 targets for 19 yards in Week 12.

Meredith got open on a couple of plays, but struggled with drops. He saw fewer targets than Marquess Wilson, who was Matt Barkley's No. 1 option. Meredith has a bounce-back matchup against the 49ers in Week 13, but isn't more than a WR4.
Nov 27 - 6:20 PM

Coach John Fox said after the Week 12 loss to the Titans that ILB Danny Trevathan is believed to have a "serious" knee injury.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears think it's an ACL injury. The Bears can't catch a break. Their season has already gone off the rails. Fellow ILB Jerrell Freeman was just slapped with a four-game suspension this past week. With Trevathan sounding like he's done for the year, this Bears defense will only get softer. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers visit Chicago next.
Nov 27 - 6:17 PM

Jeremy Langford had one carry for five yards in Week 12.

He failed to catch both his targets. Langford played ahead of Ka'Deem Carey as the No. 2 back. He got some snaps late in a passing role, but isn't more than a backup to Jordan Howard.
Nov 27 - 6:03 PM

Jordan Howard had 18 carries for 84 yards and caught 3-of-5 passes for 43 yards in Week 12 against the Titans.

It's another strong game from Howard, who has over 100 total yards in five of his last eight games. Howard dropped a walk-in TD, but had some big runs before getting gameflowed in the second half. Despite a makeshift offensive line, Howard is behind only Jay Ajayi with 5.1 YPC and has one of the higher floors in the league. Howard will be an RB1 play for a Week 13 matchup with the 49ers.
Nov 27 - 5:40 PM

Matt Barkley completed 28-of-54 passes for 316 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Titans.

Barkley struggled early with two red-zone picks. He padded stats in the second half, throwing two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. It could have been a bigger game, but Barkley had a game-winning TD dropped on the final drive. Barkley looked shaky and doesn't have a supporting cast outside of Jordan Howard. Assuming Jay Cutler sits, he'll be a low-end streamer for a Week 13 matchup with the 49ers.
Nov 27 - 5:12 PM


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