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Penn State S Jaquan Brisker went to the Bears in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. Brisker averaged 6.3 tackles per game in 2020, and 5.3 per game last season. He didn’t offer much in the big-play categories. Brisker offers nice versatility, though, and tested well athletically. Chicago returns Eddie Jackson at safety but sports an opening at the other spot, which could mean quick IDP value for this Round 2 pick.

The Bears spent their 1st pick of the 2022 NFL Draft on CB Kyler Gordon in Round 2. The former Washington Husky tested just average speed wise but sports decent size at 6'0, 194 pounds and brings intriguing athleticism. Gordon didn't deliver much on the numbers front, with just 2 career INTs and 12 passes defensed.

Former Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi will be signing with the Bears in free agency, according to multiple reports. Ogunjobi played 16 of 17 regular-season games in his lone Cincinnati season, tallying 49 tackles and a career-high 7 sacks. His 12 tackles for loss and 16 QB hits were also personal bests. Ogunjobi has been a solid, unspectacular producer among DTs through 5 pro seasons and figures to continue on a similar path in his age-28 season. His addition doesn't look like a needle-mover for the Bears defense on whole.

Update: Ogunjobi is not joining the Bears after failing his physical.

Bears edge Robert Quinn (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Vikings. Use him as planned in IDP leagues.

The Bears have activated DE Akiem Hicks from the COVID list. He spent 8 days on the list and will carry risk for IDP rosters in Week 17.

Bears LB Roquan Smith (hamstring) is active for tonight's game against the Vikings. That's not surprising, given that he played last week and finished the practice week with a full workout. DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) is also active. Both players entered the night questionable.

Bears CB Jaylon Johnson and S Tashaun Gipson landed on the COVID list Sunday, knocking them out for Monday night's game against the Vikings. Johnson is easily Chicago's top corner, so the deactivations can only enhance the matchup for Vikings WRs and QB Kirk Cousins.

Bears LB Roquan Smith (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Cardinals. He managed just 1 limited practice this week (Friday) and still carries some risk, but it's tough to sit fantasy's top-scoring LB unless you're loaded at the position.

Bears LB Roquan Smith is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He missed the first 2 days of practice with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of the Thanksgiving game. Smith did return for a limited Friday workout, but he looks risky even if active. Weigh that risk as you compare Smith to your other IDP options. We’ll update his status Sunday morning. The Bears have also ruled DL Akiem Hicks out for the game

Bears LB Roquan Smith left the game at Detroit with a hamstring injury and has been ruled out. That likely doesn't bode well for his Week 13 outlook, but we'll see whether the long layoff allows him to return.

Bears S Eddie Jackson (hamstring) and S Tashaun Gipson are active for today's game against the Lions. It'll be Jackson's 1st action since Week 8, a game he left after just 2 snaps with his injury. Gipson turned up as questionable but practiced in full all week. Jackson's return pushes S DeAndre Houston-Carson back to a reserve role.

The Bears have ruled DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) out for Thursday's game against the Lions. Both starting safeties are questionable. Eddie Jackson (hamstring) remained limited in practice this week after missing the past 2 games. Tashaun Gipson (chest) seems like a surprising inclusion, after the team listed him as a full participant in each practice. DeAndre Houston-Carson and Deon Bush stand by as potential replacements.

Bears S Eddie Jackson (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Ravens. He joins DL Akiem Hicks and EDGE Khalil Mack (IR) in missing the game.

Bears EDGE Khalil Mack needs foot surgery and will miss the rest of the season. He and the team had hoped that rest would allow him to recover enough to return, but that proved to not be the case. We'll see about Mack's recovery heading into 2022. Trevis Gipson looks like he'll continue as the primary guy opposite Robert Quinn. He has 0 QB hits in elevated playing time over the past 3 contests. Chicago also placed ILB Danny Trevathan (knee) back on IR, which he spent a stint on earlier this year. That re-opens the spot for Alec Ogletree next to Roquan Smith. For this week, the Bears have ruled DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) out for this week's game against the Chargers. S Eddie Jackson (hamstring) is questionable. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday's workout.

Bears LB Alec Ogletree (ankle) is inactive for tonight's game against the Steelers. Danny Trevathan should start in his place, in case you're left needing a replacement. S Eddie Jackson (hamstring) is also inactive, as expected. He entered the night doubtful.

The Bears have ruled EDGE Khalil Mack (foot) out for Monday night's game against the Steelers, the 2nd straight game he will have missed. LB Alec Ogletree (knee) is questionable and S Eddie Jackson (hamstring) is doubtful. Ogletree missed practice all week and doesn't look like a good bet. If he sits, Danny Trevathan would get the start in his place. Jackson's expected absence makes DeAndre Houston-Carson a good IDP option.

Bears S Eddie Jackson left Sunday's game against the 49ers with a hamstring injury. DeAndre Houston-Carson replaced him and led the defense in tackles. He'll be worth a look at the DB2 level for Week 9 if Jackson isn't ready for the Monday night trip to Pittsburgh.

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