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  • N'Keal Harry Suffers Injury During Practice

    Chicago Bears wide receiver N'Keal Harry (undisclosed) exited Saturday's practice. While there hasn't been an official word regarding the exact nature of the ailment, there is a belief the former Patriot injured his left leg. The Bears have dealt with injuries throughout its receiving corps recently, with Byron Pringle (quadriceps), Dante Pettis (undisclosed), and rookie Velus Jones Jr. (undisclosed) all banged up. There should be an update on Harry's condition soon. However, things aren't looking promising for the 24-year-old.

    Aug 6 · Source via Bears N'Keal Harry
  • Byron Pringle To Miss Time With Quad Injury

    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said that wide receiver Byron Pringle (quadriceps) will miss some time with a quadriceps injury, but there is no specific timetable for his return. Cornerback Kyler Gordon and rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr. are also day-to-day with undisclosed injuries. It hasn't been a good summer for Pringle with his new team, as he was also recently arrested in a traffic incident and charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. An already thin Bears receivers group just got thinner with Pringle's injury. Darnell Mooney is the unquestioned No. 1 wideout, and Pringle's injury will give Equanimeous St. Brown, Jones and N'Keal Harry more repetitions in training camp.

    Aug 6 · Source via Bears Byron Pringle
  • Bears, Browns Sign Two Former USFL Stars

    Two star defenders from the 2022 United States Football League’s inaugural season signed NFL contracts today. DeMarquis Gates, considered one of the top linebackers in the USFL this spring, has signed with the Bears, according to Matt Lombardo of Heavy Sports. Edge rusher Chris Odom, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year for the USFL, […]

    Aug 5 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Browns
  • Khalil Herbert Could Get More Involved

    Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert has been seeing more work with the first-team offense during training camp. That being said, Herbert could be more involved in the offense next season. David Montgomery is healthy, but that doesn't mean Herbert won't be getting more snaps next season. He saw a handful of carries with Montgomery last season, so possibly he gets double digits this upcoming season. Fantasy managers should view Herbert as one of the more valuable backups in the league.

    Aug 5 · Source via Bears Khalil Herbert
  • Bears To Sign CB Davontae Harris

    The Bears worked out Davontae Harris last night, and they clearly liked what they saw from him. Chicago is signing the journeyman, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler (Twitter link).  Harris, 27, was a fifth round pick of the Bengals in 2018. He only lasted one year in Cincinnati, though, signing in Denver the following season. His 23-game tenure […]

    Aug 5 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Davontae Harris
  • David Montgomery Could Play Special Teams In 2022

    Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery has embraced the potential of playing on special teams this year. Montgomery remains the team's lead back, but he's also in the final year of his contract, and special teams work is new to him. "Wherever they need me, I'm going to be ready to be there," Montgomery said. "I've never played special teams before. But I'm always down and excited to learn so I can be better." It remains to be seen if he'll actually see work as a returner on special teams during the regular season, but if he does, it might be bad news for his fantasy upside as a running back. We're skeptical that the 25-year-old will be involved heavily on special teams, but he's still somewhat of a shaky RB2 after Khalil Herbert looked really good filling in for him when he was injured in 2021.

    Aug 3 · Source via Bears David Montgomery
  • Teven Jenkins Drawing Trade Interest

    The Chicago Bears have received calls and have held trade talks centered around offensive tackle Teven Jenkins, according to sources. The former second-round pick is drawing trade interest during training camp based on his potential. Jenkins got a late start to his rookie season in 2021 due to an injury, and he wound up playing in only six games, starting two at left tackle. The Bears have been working the 24-year-old in as a second-team right tackle so far in training camp, so it would make sense to move him if they can get a late-round draft pick in return.

    Aug 1 · Source via Bears
  • Velus Jones Jr. Could See Significant Target Share

    Chicago Bears wide receivers Velus Jones Jr. and Byron Pringle will compete for the No. 2 receiver job behind Darnell Mooney this year, with N'Keal Harry and Equanimeous St. Brown hoping to capitalize on fresh starts to provide consistent production on the outside. The rookie Jones might be inexperienced, but his blazing 4.3-second speed and ability to line up across the formation has him in line for a significant target share as a WR2 in his first NFL season. Fantasy managers shouldn't really be trusting any receiver not named Mooney on the Bears to begin the season, but Jones will be an intriguing dynasty/keeper selection, especially if second-year quarterback Justin Fields can take a step forward.

    Aug 1 · Source via Bears Velus Jones
  • Lucas Patrick Suffers Broken Thumb

    Chicago Bears center Lucas Patrick (thumb) suffered a broken thumb in training camp and is expected to require surgery. According to head coach Matt Eberflus, there is no timetable for his return to action. Rookie center Doug Kramer got reps with the first-team offense in Patrick's absence, so he could be relied on to fill in the hole until he is back. Sam Mustipher could be an option as well, so it remains to be seen how the work will be split up. With Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (knee) suffering a potentially season-ending injury and Patrick now out indefinitely, we could see some free agent centers like JC Tretter and Matt Paradis find new homes during training camp.

    Jul 29 · Source via Bears
  • Roquan Smith Lands On PUP List

    Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith (undisclosed) was placed on the PUP list on Wednesday. However, head coach Matt Eberflus declined to specify a reason, telling reporters, "I'm not going to talk about a bunch of injuries or this and that." The All-Pro wasn't expected to participate in training camp due to contract issues, so the latest update adds more uncertainty that he'll be on the field for Week 1. The 25-year-old has been dominant throughout his four years in the league, and he finished the 2021-22 season by compiling 95 total tackles, three sacks, and one interception. Smith is certainly a top IDP option under normal circumstances. Yet, with the recent development, his fantasy stock may decline. It will slide even more if whatever issue he's dealing with is serious.

    Jul 27 · Source via Bears Roquan Smith
  • Bears Sign S Jaquan Brisker, Wrap Up Draft Class

    The Bears have officially signed their entire draft class. ESPN’s Courtney Cronin reports (on Twitter) that the Bears have signed second-round safety Jaquan Brisker. Following a freshman season at Lackawanna, Brisker transferred to Penn State. He ended up spending three seasons with the Nittany Lions, seeing time in 34 games. He earned first-team All-Big Ten […]

    Jul 26 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Jaquan Brisker nfl draft
  • Riley Reiff Agrees With Bears

    Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Riley Reiff agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $12.5 million with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, according to a source. Reiff is likely to earn at least $10 million. The 33-year-old veteran played in 12 games for the Bengals in 2021 but suffered an ankle injury in Week 14 and wasn't available for the team's run to the Super Bowl. When healthy, he'll give the Bears some offensive line depth for the 2022 season. Reiff was originally a first-round pick in 2012 by the Detroit Lions out of the University of Iowa. He spent his first five years in the NFL in Detroit before heading to the Minnesota Vikings from 2017-20.

    Jul 26 · Source via Bears
  • Roquan Smith, Robert Quinn Report To Training Camp

    Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith and pass-rusher Robert Quinn both reported to training camp on Tuesday, according to a source. Smith, however, isn't scheduled to take part in workouts because of his contract situation. Quinn, who had 18.5 sacks in 2021, skipped June's mandatory minicamp and is due $12.9 million this season. There was speculation that the Bears might trade Quinn after he was a no-show at minicamp last month, but the fact that he isn't holding out of training camp is a good sign that he'll stick with Chicago in 2022. The 32-year-old former first-rounder is coming off his third Pro Bowl selection, but he also had just two sacks in 15 games in his first year in Chicago in 2020.

    Jul 26 · Source via Bears Robert Quinn Roquan Smith
  • Latest On Bears LB Roquan Smith

    Many of the biggest names around the NFL have reported to their team’s training camps already, or are expected to when practices begin later this week. The situation is significantly different in Chicago as it pertains to linebacker Roquan Smith.  NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Smith will not participate in the Bears’ camp tomorrow, […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Roquan Smith
  • Roquan Smith Set For Holdout

    Chicago Bears All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith will not be participating in training camp when veterans are scheduled to report on Tuesday, according to sources. Smith has yet to receive a long-term extension offer that he would remotely consider, so he will wait. The 25-year-old has been a tackling machine the last two years, combining for 193 solo tackles, seven sacks, 30 tackles for loss, 10 QB hits, three interceptions (one for a touchdown), 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 33 games. The Bears should be able to get something worked out with one of the best linebackers in the game. Assuming Smith is ready for Week 1, he should be a top linebacker target in IDP leagues with 100-plus tackles in all four of his NFL seasons.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bears Roquan Smith
  • Bears To Sign OL Michael Schofield

    The Bears have brought in an experienced offensive lineman ahead of training camp opening up. ESPN’s FIeld Yates reports (via Twitter) that Chicago is signing Michael Schofield. The move comes one day after he worked out with the team.  The 31-year-old was a third-round pick of the Broncos in 2014. He was a full-time starter at right […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Justin Fields
  • Michael Schofield Works Out With Bears

    Free-agent guard Michael Schofield worked out with the Bears. The veteran started 12 of his 15 games with the Chargers last season, bringing his total to 81 career starts since entering the league in 2014. He can play multiple spots on the line, which would be ideal for the Bears, a team that desperately needs help protecting quarterback Justin Fields this season.

    Jul 24 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
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