The Bears have agreed to a 1-year deal with RB Damien Williams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 29-year-old (as of April 3) spent 2 seasons with the Chiefs before opting out of 2020 over COVID concerns. Williams shined over late-season stretches in both of those years but totaled just 161 regular-season carries and 53 receptions over those 2 campaigns. He previously played under new Bears OC Bill Lazor in Miami but totaled a mere 51 rushes and 60 targets over those 2 shared seasons. Williams will join a Chicago backfield that finds David Montgomery heading into his 3rd season and coming off a torrid fantasy finish to 2020, plus Tarik Cohen coming off a September ACL tear. We'll see how all these pieces fit together, but we don't head toward 2021 with big expectations for the former Chief.
Bears WR/RB Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Jaguars. He might steal a few touches from RB David Montgomery but isn’t a viable fantasy play.
Bears RB David Montgomery (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday night’s game against the Packers’ 31st-ranked RB defense. Montgomery has averaged 14.7 carries and 5.3 targets in 6 games since RB Tarik Cohen went down.
Bears RB David Montgomery has cleared the concussion protocol. Barring a setback, he'll play against the Packers on Sunday night. Montgomery has been inefficient for most of the season but has averaged 14.7 carries and 5.3 targets in 6 games since RB Tarik Cohen went down.
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.
Bears RB David Montgomery (concussion) remained sidelined on Friday. .He’s looking like a long shot to get cleared in time for Monday night’s game against the Vikings. That’d leave RB Ryan Nall atop the depth chart. Chicago could also use Cordarrelle Patterson more out of the backfield. And we’ll see if RB Lamar Miller is elevated from the practice squad.
Bears RB David Montgomery (concussion) did not practice on Thursday. He has an extra day to get cleared for Monday night's game vs. the Vikings, but fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him at this point. Montgomery's absence would leave Chicago's backfield to some combination of Ryan Nall, Cordarrelle Patterson and potentially practice-squad call-up Lamar Miller.
Bears RB David Montgomery has officially entered the league concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. If he can't make it back for Monday night's game against the Vikings, Chicago's backfield would be turned over to Ryan Nall and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Bears RB David Montgomery left to get checked for a concussion in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game in Tennessee. His absence leaves Ryan Nall as Chicago's lead back. We'll update Montgomery's status when we learn more.
The Bears have signed RB Lamar Miller to their practice squad. Miller couldn't make it in New England after last year's torn ACL and is nowhere near a lock to earn a role in Chicago. But the Bears are hurting for RB depth after losing Tarik Cohen for the season. We'll keep an eye on Miller but wouldn't be adding him to fantasy rosters right now.
Bears HC Matt Nagy announced Monday that RB Tarik Cohen has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the 2020 season. He ran 54 pass routes and garnered 9 targets through 3 games. Most of that work now figures to go to RB David Montgomery.
The Bears "fear" a torn ACL for RB Tarik Cohen, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. These reports almost always end up being confirmed, so expect Cohen to miss the rest of the season. That should mean more pass-catching work for RB David Montgomery. Cordarrelle Patterson also becomes a potential deep-league stash. He's tallied 15 carries and 4 catches through 3 games.
Bears RB David Montgomery suffered a neck injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Giants and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for updates.
Update: Montgomery returned in the 2nd half.
Bears RB David Montgomery (groin) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. And NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Montgomery is expected to handle a “full workload.”
Bears RB David Montgomery is expected to play against the Lions today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Montgomery is listed as questionable with his groin injury, but Rapoport reports that the Bears plan to give him a full workload. The groin issue still makes us a bit nervous, but it's certainly an upside matchup if Montgomery is near full health. Montgomery's availability chips away at RB Tarik Cohen's fantasy value. Cordarrelle Patterson (questionable, knee) will also play, according to Rapoport.
Bears RB David Montgomery (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday, so we’re expecting Montgomery to play. This is a nice matchup vs. Detroit, but the groin injury suffered just a couple of weeks ago adds risk.
Bears RB David Montgomery (groin) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, putting him on track to play against the Lions this weekend. Montgomery still comes with elevated risk after suffering that groin injury just a couple of weeks ago -- although this is a favorable matchup.
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