Bears RB Lamar Miller is officially active for tonight's game against the Vikings. He joins Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce in the RB group with David Montgomery out. Chicago also figures to use Cordarrelle Patterson out of the backfield tonight.
The Bears will elevate RB Lamar Miller from the practice squad for Monday night's game vs. Minnesota. It'll be his 1st action since tearing his ACL last August. Miller, Ryan Nall and Cordarrelle Patterson will handle backfield duties tomorrow with RB David Montgomery sidelined with his concussion. It's a situation to try to avoid.
The Bears have ruled RB David Montgomery (concussion) out for Monday night's game against the Vikings. That leaves the backfield to Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall. Patterson has been consistently playing more snaps than Nall and lining up in the backfield more than he has at WR. We'd bet on Patterson leading Bears in RB touches on Monday night. Patterson has only topped 4 carries once through a season and a half in Chicago and never exceeded 7. He did garner 10 and 11 carries in consecutive games with the 2018 Patriots. Lamar Miller seems likely to be in the mix as well, assuming the Bears elevate him from the practice squad. It's also worth noting that HC Matt Nagy is turning over play-calling duties to OC Bill Lazor for this game.