Bears LB Roquan Smith (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. He missed practice all week after suffering the injury in the 1st quarter of the Week 17 loss to the Packers. Smith didn't return to that game. We'll see whether he's ready to play in this one. CB Jaylon Johnson (shoulder) is also questionable. He returned to a week of limited practices after missing the season's final 3 games. We'll see about his status Sunday.
Bears OLB Khalil Mack (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He's dealing with the same injury that had him questionable last week. Mack played through it at just slightly less than his normal snap share. He missed Thursday's practice but returned for a limited Friday workout. We'll check his status Sunday, but expect Mack to play.
Bears DL Akiem Hicks (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Lions. He carries some re-injury risk but also plenty of upside against a sluggish Detroit offense still missing RB D'Andre Swift and lead WR Kenny Golladay.
Bears LB Roquan Smith was limited in Thursday's practice because of a back issue. That's the 1st injury report of the week for Chicago, which plays Minnesota on Monday night. We'll watch Smith's situation through the weekend to sit if he's in danger of missing Week 10.
Bears OLB Khalil Mack missed practice Wednesday with a new injury. It's an ankle this time, which is news after Mack saw his usual playing time in Monday's loss to the Rams. He saw a knee issue limit his practice time and render him questionable for several weeks earlier this season and then entered Monday night questionable with a back issue. Mack played through both ailments and has delivered 4 sacks over his past 3 games. We'll see how this week progresses.
Bears OLB Khalil Mack is questionable for Monday night's game against the Rams. He wasn't on the injury report to open the week but then missed Friday's workout with a back issue. Mack returned for limited participation Saturday. We'll update his status Monday, but most IDP owners will probably be better off leaning toward a safer option. Mack played through questionable tags the first 4 weeks, but that was for a knee issue.
Bears OLB Khalil Mack (knee) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He turned up questionable for the 3rd straight game but has played through the tag each time. Use Mack as you normally would in IDP lineups. He gains upside as both Atlanta OTs are dealing with injuries.
Bears OLB Khalil Mack is active for today's game against the Lions after entering the day questionable with a knee issue. As expected, OLB Robert Quinn is inactive with his ankle injury. He came in doubtful after not practicing all week.
Bears OLB Robert Quinn is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions. He's dealing with an ankle injury that cost him most of training camp. We'll see when the big-money free-agent addition can return. OLB Khalil Mack (knee) is questionable. Mack put in limited practices every day this week, so we'd bet on him playing.
The Bears on Tuesday agreed to a 5-year, $70 million deal with EDGE Robert Quinn, including $30 million guaranteed. Quinn rebounded to tie for 9th in the NFL with 11.5 sacks last season and tie for 16th with 22 QB hits. That followed just 24 total sacks over his previous 4 seasons, though, including 2015 and 2016 campaigns halved by injury. Quinn turns 30 in May and has proved a dynamic pass rusher when healthy. He and Khalil Mack have a chance to become the league's top pass-rushing duo over the next couple of years. His move to Chicago's 3-4 base, though, also should change Quinn's designation in most IDP leagues from DE to LB. That will hurt his fantasy value even if he continues to produce. The Bears also reportedly will release former 1st-round OLB Leonard Floyd -- who had been starting in Quinn's new spot. Dallas, meanwhile, must replace the guy who led last year's defense by 6.5 sacks.
The Bears "fear" LB Roquan Smith suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Thursday night's win over the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Such fears nearly always prove true, so we should expect Smith to miss the rest of the season. Kevin Pierre-Louis filled in and played 63% of the snaps against Dallas, while starter Nick Kwiatkowski elevated from that level to full playing time (96%). He'll become a more solid IDP starter when Smith's injury gets confirmed.
Bears DL Akiem Hicks left Sunday's loss to the Raiders early with "what appeared to be a dislocated left elbow," according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. Hicks did not return to the game. He'll get a Week 6 bye to try to get it ready to play. Hicks, of course, entered the game questionable with a knee injury that cost him Week 4.
Bears DE Akiem Hicks is active for today's game against the Raiders. He missed last week with a knee injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. Hicks returned to a limited Friday workout. He'll be a risky IDP option but is available for deeper leagues.
Bears DE Akiem Hicks is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He returned to a limited practice Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday. Hicks sat out Week 4 with a knee injury and clearly isn't back to full strength. We'll see if he's active or the game, but he'll carry risk even if he is.
Bears DL Akiem Hicks (knee) and LB Roquan Smith are inactive for today's game against the Vikings. Hicks' deactivation is no surprise. He missed practice all week after suffering a knee injury in Week 3. Smith had no injury designation throughout the week. It's not yet clear what's going on with him, though it's been reported as a "personal issue." Expect Nick Kwiatkoski to start in Smith's place.
The Bears don't expect DL Akiem Hicks to play against the Vikings today, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Hicks sustained a knee injury in Monday's win over Washington and missed practice all week. He's officially questionable, but you shouldn't plan on having him available for your IDP lineup.
Bears DE Akiem Hicks is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Hicks missed practice all week with a knee injury. HC Matt Nagy told the Chicago Tribune on Thursday that Hicks appeared headed for "game-time decision." The game's 4:25 p.m. ET start makes it tough to wait for Hicks in IDP lineups this weekend.