Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 8/25/16 1:11pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) believes he's improving at being a complete running back and would like to be a three-down back for the Bears this season. Langford cited improvements in playing through contact, catching the football and his pass-blocking ability as factors in him becoming a better player. Additionally, Langford said his recent foot injury feels good and is getting better.
Huddle Up: Langford is a bit of a conundrum in the fantasy realm this year. His yards per carry (3.6) left something to be desired in his rookie season, but he did show flashes of his ability to be a featured running back. If can stay healthy, he'll have plenty of chances to solidify himself as THE guy in Chicago's backfield. Draft him as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 8/23/16 12:19pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, as he continues to recover from a foot injury.
Huddle Up: It doesn't appear to be a serious ailment, but his status should be monitored over the next couple weeks. He'll be Chicago's primary running back when he's healthy, but Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey should be given a look in late rounds for those who are targeting Langford. As for Langford, he should be viewed as an RB2.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/21/16 7:37pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery said WR Kevin White is making strides and making plays. 'He missed the whole year last year, so this year he's progressing right where we need him to be,' Jeffery said.
Huddle Up: White has the physical skills to develop into a star, and lining up across from Jeffery should give him plenty of chances to make plays. He is a high-upside WR4.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 8/20/16 7:12pm ET
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) suffered a left foot injury in the team's preseason game against the New England Patriots. 'I think he got landed on,' head coach John Fox said Saturday, Aug. 20. 'He got sore after the game.' Fox declined to say if the team was being cautious with Langford, who is listed as the team's starting tailback.
Huddle Up: If Langford is nursing some type of long-term injury, it would be Ka'Deem Carey, Jordan Howard and Jacquizz Rodgers who would benefit with more snaps in the offseason.
Eddie Royal - WRPosted 8/20/16 8:55pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (concussion) participated in individual drills Saturday, Aug. 20, for the first time since sustaining a concussion Aug. 1. 'He's progressing,' head coach John Fox said. 'He's not been cleared for total contact, but he's getting back in the thick of it.'
Huddle Up: Royal is buried on the depth chart and has no tangible fantasy value on draft day, so take Fox's comments lightly.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 8/18/16 8:14pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford had eight carries for 55 yards and a touchdown and one catch for eight yards in a 23-22 preseason loss to the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Langford is in line to start for the Bears, and he should sneak into RB2 territory.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 8/17/16 9:03am ET
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (concussion), who returned to practice on Saturday, Aug. 13, was absent on Tuesday, Aug. 16, and while head coach John Fox indicated Miller hadn't suffered a setback he did meet with team doctors.
Huddle Up: Injuries are always a concern, but given Miller's lengthy history this is exactly the kind of thing fantasy owners that invested a pick on last year's feel-good story didn't want to see. He's a risky TE2 with a moderately high ceiling and a very low floor.
Kevin White - WRPosted 8/17/16 9:03am ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White was impressive during a two-day joint practice against the New England Patriots, according to Pro Football Weekly's Hub Arkush, showing physicality and precise route-running against New England's top corners.
Huddle Up: White, who missed his entire rookie season, has a world of talent and a legit stud on the other side in Alshon Jeffery. With so many question marks on offense, White's role could be substantial. He's a tantalizing WR4 candidate.
Ka'Deem Carey - RBPosted 8/12/16 8:43am ET
Chicago Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey (concussion) was evaluated for a concussion after exiting in the third quarter of the preseason opener against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Carey is in the mix for the No. 2 job and a touch split, so this could hinder his chances. Stay tuned to see how long he is in the protocol.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/10/16 1:44pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is uncertain for the preseason opener against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the games that count are still a full month away but Jeffery owners can't help but getting a little nervous that more of the same -- leg injuries keeping the wideout sidelined -- might be in the offing after Jeffery missed half of the season year ago. Stay tuned ...
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/8/16 12:28pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 8, but his workload is yet to be determined.
Huddle Up: Jeffery's injury issues are one of the major things that have kept him from solidifying his spot in the WR1 club in fantasy. He remains a high-end WR2, but he has the upside of a contract year and little talent around him.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/5/16 3:35pm ET
Chicago Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), Kevin White (rest), Eddie Royal (concussion) and TE Zach Miller (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 5. Head coach John Fox said it was a scheduled day off for White, and Fox noted both Royal and Miller are improving.
Huddle Up: An all-too familiar scenario for QB Jay Cutler and the Bears, who had to battle through myriad pass-catcher absences a season ago. Hopefully, most are just a case of early-camp bumps and strains, but we'll have to stay tuned to find out.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/3/16 4:19pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery did not finish practice because of muscle tightness Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: Normally this wouldn't rate a mention, but we are talking about a WR who missed nearly half a season ago with similar health issues. Something to definitely monitor.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 8/1/16 12:53pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller is not rehabbing a major injury for the first offseason of his NFL career, which began in 2009. He has the starting job all to himself with the departure of TE Martellus Bennett, but Miller must master new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains' system this offseason to pick up where he left off.
Huddle Up: The bulk of Miller's production came in a seven-game stretch during the second half of the season. He was targeted a mere seven times in the first eight games of 2015. At 31 years old, a true breakout season may not be in the cards, but he should provide reasonably strong TE1 numbers as long as he remains on the field.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 7/17/16 10:01pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery and the Bears did not agree to a long-term deal before the deadline Friday, July 15. ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson said the disconnect between both sides is obvious, and he questioned if the Bears view Jeffery as a No. 1 wide receiver.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has missed a total of 13 games over his first four seasons, including nearly half a season (seven games) last year, and the Bears are content to forge ahead, especially with 2015 No. 1 pick due to debut this year.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 7/11/16 10:52pm ET
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery would have to dramatically decrease his salary expectations for a long-term deal to be completed by the July 15 deadline for franchise-tagged players. The scenario is unlikely to happen.
Huddle Up: The Bears appear to be playing this in much the same way they played the Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett situations--and neither is still with the team. If last year's first-round pick Kevin White emerges as a viable option at wideout, expect Jeffery to follow a similar path out of town.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 7/8/16 2:14pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is far apart in talks on a long-term deal, and there isn't much optimism a deal will get done. 'I sense that both sides really don't feel strongly about this one,' said NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. 'That's because Jeffery's got a $14.6 million tag. The Bears wanted to come in a couple of million below that.'
Huddle Up: While Jeffery certainly has been productive when he's on the field, he's had a few too many missed games (13 over his first four seasons, including nearly half the season a year ago) and the Bears appear as if they want to see more before doling out a long-term deal.
Connor Shaw - QBPosted 7/3/16 12:10pm ET
Free-agent QB Connor Shaw has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Shaw, the former Browns QB, joins the Windy City backup mix behind Jay Cutler, but he faces a long battle to make the roster with Brian Hoyer and David Fales already on the depth chart.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 6/28/16 1:24am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford led all running backs in drop rate last season, with eight of 30 catchable targets hitting the ground.
Huddle Up: That's not good for a guy who hopes to be the Bears' feature back, and whose fallback plan is to be their pass-catching back. It's something to keep an eye on in training camp; if Langford continues to struggle catching the football, it's going to cut into his workload.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 6/21/16 4:16pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has continued to talk about a long-term contract, and a new deal is possible for the receiver, who received the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: Like most franchise-tag deals, talks likely will come down to the last few hours of the July 15 deadline. Stay tuned ...
Marquess Wilson - WRPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (undisclosed) left minicamp early Tuesday, June 14. Head coach John Fox did not disclosed if Wilson had suffered an injury.
Huddle Up: It's far too early for concern about the availability of a depth receiver in a John Fox offense.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery said he plans to report to training camp on time. Jeffery is participating in minicamp, but did not report for organized team activities earlier this month. He is awaiting a long-term contract agreement.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has already seen how this situation played out for Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett, so expect him to do the bare minimum until the Bears give him a new deal.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 6/3/16 4:19pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller said he expects to be one of the offense's main weapons in the 2016 season. 'I think everyone as a playmaker, you expect to be that,' he said. 'I'm going to have an opportunity to show that ability and really kind of just take over from how we left off last season. I showed there were opportunities where I could make plays. That's kind of how I'm going to approach how we begin the year.' Miller accumulated 34 catches for 439 yards and a team-high five touchdown receptions in 2015.
Huddle Up: No. 1 TE Martellus Bennett averaged 100.7 targets, 69.3 receptions, 704.7 yards and totaled 14 TDs during the last three seasons with the Bears, and while Miller doesn't necessarily possess the same skills, the opportunity will definitely be there for him in the Bears' offense.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 6/2/16 11:10am ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was absent at organized team activities Wednesday, June 1, and he continues to stay away from the team facility to train in South Florida. Jeffery already signed his franchise tag tender and is expected to rejoin the team for the veteran mandatory minicamp beginning June 14.
Huddle Up: Jeffery saw the Bears jettison Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett, and with no long-term deal he's doing the bare minimum to earn his one-year salary before likely exiting Chicago as well. Let's hope that at least means he'll be motivated to put up some big numbers heading into a free agent offseason.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 6/1/16 10:29am ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) is building chemistry with QB Jay Cutler during organized team activities (OTAs), and the rapport building is in the early stages. As far as his health is concerned, he said Tuesday, May 31, that he has felt 100 percent for months.
Huddle Up: White's rookie season was a disaster as he never made it to the field for any significant work with Cutler. The two are making up for lost time, which is important given the departures of Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett and the tenuous Alshon Jeffery situation.
Kevin White - WRPosted 5/26/16 11:12am ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) has not been limited during organized team activities. White said he is trying to use as much energy as he can and run as fast as he can after not playing at all in 2015.
Huddle Up: The Bears got nothing from their 2015 first-rounder, so they have to be thrilled to see him on the field fully participating. Anything he can do in OTAs to get on Jay Cutler's radar will pay dividends--fantasy and otherwise--this year.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 5/20/16 6:14pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford will battle with RBs Jordan Howard, Ka'Deem Carey and Jacquizz Rodgers for touches in a crowded backfield during offseason workouts. Head coach John Fox is intent on running with a committee approach after the departure of RB Matt Forte. Langford has a leg up after scoring seven touchdowns in his rookie season. However, he had only 3.6 yards per carry and 1.13 yards after contact, which ranked second to last out of 47 players with 100 carries, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Langford must also work on improving his hands after struggling with drops in 2015. Howard's bruising style appeals to the team as a complement to Langford's speed. Carey is the only back that wasn't acquired by the current coaching staff, and he's being pushed to become more versatile and to play better on third downs. Rodgers it the veteran and could be trusted more than any other rusher on third downs early in the year.
Huddle Up: Despite the crowded depth chart, it is definitely Langford's gig to lose, and he is currently the Huddle's 21st-ranked RB at the moment as we head into the thick of OTAs.
Kevin White - WRPosted 5/15/16 2:15pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White was compared to Indianapolis Colts Andre Johnson by Bears wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson. Johnson coached Johnson at the University of Miami. 'He's very similar to him. They're both big and physical and fast,' Johnson said. 'That doesn't all go together sometimes. White has hands similar to [former Indianapolis Colts] WR Reggie Wayne. So he was one of those guys where when you looked at the draft and watched television, you say this guy is going to be a bona fide player.'
Huddle Up: Definitely don't forget about the 2015 seventh-overall pick, who figures to get ample opportunity in the Bears' offense with TE Martellus Bennett and pass-catching RB Matt Forte now gone.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 5/15/16 2:37pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will work with an offense that has the same shell and language as last season, according to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, and Loggains said his strong relationship with Cutler will help offset the departure of Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: Of course, the season that Cutler is projected to have the same offensive scheme for a change, he loses two of his primary weapons in Matt Forte and TE Martellus Bennett. He does gain 2015 first-round pick Kevin White, who missed his rookie season due to injury, so expect a more WR-dependent passing game for Cutler and the Bears.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 5/12/16 1:07pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard's rookie deal is worth $2,588,024 with a signing bonus of $248,024.
Huddle Up: The fifth-round pick from Indiana has quickly gathered steam as a rookie sleeper to watch with the Bears' backfield wide open after the departure of Matt Forte.
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