Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/18/14 6:47pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: With the team playing Monday night, it was the Bears' first real workday of the week so no real concern yet -- especially with Marshall playing and notching the TD hat trick on the ankle Sunday night.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) played in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he was held to three receptions and 47 yards with no scores.
Huddle Up: Jeffery and Brandon Marshall both entered Sunday night's game as questionable with limited practice time during the week; Marshall went off for three TDs while Jeffery looked... well, injured. Such is the fickle nature of the injury report and late games.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/14/14 8:14pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is active for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Jeffery will play against the 49ers Sunday night. He's a strong WR2 at less than 100 percent.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/14/14 8:14pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) will be active for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Marshall will play against the 49ers Sunday night. He's a low end WR1 at less than 100 percent.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/12/14 6:52pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after practicing in a limited fashion Friday, Sept. 12, and taking part in some of the full team drills. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to monitor Jeffery's status before Sunday, Sept. 14. Jeffery was a little guarded when asked if he thinks he'd play against the Niners.
Huddle Up: Of the Bears' two gimpy stud WRs, Jeffery seems the least likely to play. The late Sunday-night kickoff also is far from ideal, so plan on starting another wideout unless you hear otherwise before the games start Sunday morning.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/12/14 6:52pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after not practicing Friday, Sept. 12. However, he participated in the walk-through portion of practice. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to monitor Marshall's progress. Marshall said that he plans to play.
Huddle Up: Sitting out Friday isn't a sign of progress, but the feeling most of the week has been that Marshall will be out there Sunday night. Double check this weekend, and be mindful of the Bears' late-night starting time.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/11/14 5:56pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Troublesome news for the Bears' wideout and his fantasy owners -- particularly since the Bears don't play until Sunday night. Hope for better news Friday, but start getting a Plan B put together just in case.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/10/14 9:18am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) says he'll be ready to play Sunday, Sept. 14, for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Marshall was in and out of the Bears' Week 1 loss to Buffalo, and he may be lightly used in practice this week, but he's demonstrated a willingness to play while hurt so there's no reason to hold him out of fantasy lineups in Week 2.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/10/14 5:02pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Jeffery also missed most of the second half in the season opener and so this definitely bears watching the rest of the week.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/10/14 9:17pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, due to his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Marshal is expected to play Sunday night against the 49ers but owners should monitor his status throughout the week. Marshall is a Top 10 WR as long as he's in the lineup.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/10/14 9:17pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, due to his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is more doubtful for Sunday night's game than teammate Brandon Marshall because of his tender hamstring. Owners should have another option ready if it looks like Jeffery isn't going to start in the Sunday night game. Santonio Holmes would get the nod if Jeffery can't go and be a sneaky R3/flex play.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/9/14 10:38am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) will receive treatment on his right ankle in Chicago Tuesday, Sept. 9, despite having to fly to New York to tape an episode of 'Inside the NFL.'
Huddle Up: Marshall was in and out of the Bears' Week 1 loss to Buffalo while dealing with the injury, but barring an aggravation of the injury during the week he should be back in the lineup this week.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/9/14 7:05pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) took the cautious approach not to re-enter the team's Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, after being injured in the third quarter, and he didn't return in the fourth quarter or for overtime. 'I expected to go,' Jeffery said, 'but we were just being cautious.' Jeffery was mobile enough to celebrate with WR Brandon Marshall after Marshall's touchdown late in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Jeffery finished the game with 5 catches for 71 yards on 6 targets, and his fantasy owners will have to see if the hammy continues to be an issue in practice this week.
Santonio Holmes - WRPosted 9/2/14 7:44pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes will enter the regular season as the team's No. 3 receiver after WR Marquess Wilson (clavicle) landed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list. The playbook will be narrowed down for Holmes to have a better chance to grasp the offense, starting in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Holmes is only rosterable in deeper leagues right now, but things would change in a hurry if something were to happen to Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery.
Jimmy Clausen - QBPosted 8/24/14 10:26pm ET
The Chicago Bears released QB Jordan Palmer on Sunday, Aug. 24. QB Jimmy Clausen has won the backup quarterback spot.
Huddle Up: The 2010 second-round pick of the Panthers is the new "Josh McCown" in the Windy City, backing up Jay Cutler, who's missed at least 5 games in two of the last three seasons.
Santonio Holmes - WRPosted 8/20/14 10:22am ET
The Chicago Bears and WR Santonio Holmes reached agreement on a minimum salary benefit contract for Holmes that offers no guaranteed money. Holmes signed with the Bears on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the minimum level for a player of his experience is $855,000.
Huddle Up: Holmes was signed to be the Bears' WR3 following the injury to Marquess Wilson, and he represents a low-risk investment by the team. He's also insurance should one of the Bears' primary targets go down with injury.
Marquess Wilson - WRPosted 8/18/14 11:16pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) could be out until at least midseason after undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone, a person with knowledge of the injury said Monday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: In the meantime, Josh Morgan steps into the No. 3 role as newly signed Santonio Holmes gets up to speed. Neither figures to be a fantasy factor, though, unless Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery were to miss more than a few starts.
Shaun Draughn - RBPosted 8/16/14 9:46am ET
Chicago Bears RB Shaun Draughn was praised for his pass-catching ability by head coach Marc Trestman, who said that Draughn and rookie RB Ka'Deem Carey are competing for the primary backup job behind RB Matt Forte.
Huddle Up: At this point Draughn appears to be ahead of the rookie in the quest for the backup job to stud Matt Forte. While he looks good right now in pre-season action, he's never been impressive in the regular season. So you can't count out Carey.
Eric Weems - WRPosted 8/16/14 8:03pm ET
The Chicago Bears released WR Eric Weems.
Huddle Up: The signing of Santonio Holmes means the end of Weems' time in Chicago. Holmes is the leading candidate to emerge as the Bears' No. 3 WR, while Weems will try to catch-on elsewhere.
Zachary Miller - TEPosted 8/15/14 2:44pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Zachary Miller will miss time with potential ligament damage in his foot. X-rays were negative, but Miller is scheduled to undergo an MRI.
Huddle Up: Miller was hurt in Thursday night's preseason contest with the Jaguars, but this shouldn't have a fantasy impact unless starting TE Martellus Bennett were to go down soon as well.
Zachary Miller - TEPosted 8/15/14 5:27pm ET
The Chicago Bears placed TE Zachary Miller on the Reserved/Injured list Friday, Aug. 15 with a Lisfranc foot injury.
Huddle Up: That leaves journeyman Dante Rosario as the Bears' backup TE behind Martellus Bennett.
Jordan Palmer - QBPosted 8/15/14 5:27pm ET
The Chicago Bears could only keep two quarterbacks on the final roster, according to head coach Marc Trestman. 'We're going to leave everything open,' Trestman said.
Huddle Up: Jimmy Clausen was the second QB to play Thursday night, but it was Jordan Palmer who rallied the Bears to a pair of fourth-quarter TDs and a 20-19 win over the Jaguars. Stay tuned as much is still TBD.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/14/14 11:36pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (undisclosed) was shaken up during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14, after being hit while he was down by Jacksonville Jaguars SS Winston Guy. Jeffrey was walking around on the sidelines after the incident.
Huddle Up: Jeffery appeared to take a shot to the rib area on the hit, which drew a personal foul, but further updates will be needed to clarify the exact nature of the injury. In any case, the Bears are dangerously thin at WR in back of Jeffery and Brandon Marshall with No. 3 wideout Marquess Wilson out with a broken collarbone.
Kyle Fuller - CBPosted 8/14/14 11:51pm ET
Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller's X-rays on his ankle were negative, a source familiar with the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: It was a rough Thursday night for the Bears as the first-round pick and likely nickel CB was injured early covering a kickoff. We should know more Friday.
Zachary Miller - TEPosted 8/14/14 11:51pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Zachary Miller (undisclosed) was looked at by trainers on the sidelines and carted to the locker room during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Miller, the Bears' backup TE, enjoyed a huge evening (6-68, 2 TDs) in the Bears' preseason opener, but Thursday night's contest obviously didn't go as swimmingly. Stay tuned for further info as to the nature of the injury.
Jared Allen - DEPosted 8/11/14 11:46pm ET
Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen said he will remain an every-down player this season and not just a pass-rush specialist. He also said that he signed with the Bears because the coaching staff was on the same page in regards to his role.
Huddle Up: The Bears certainly could use a big year from the aging but still-productive Allen following their disaster of a defensive season a year ago. Allen had 11.5 sacks, 6 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles and 52 total tackles last season with the Vikes.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 8/10/14 4:14pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett has been reinstated following a suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. He is expected to participate in the team's afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: As expected, Bennett was idled for a game after going a little overboard in a training-camp scuffle last week. In his stead, backup Zach Miller impressed with 6 catches for 68 yards and 2 TDs in Friday's win over Philly, hopefully adding to the lesson for Bennett.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 8/8/14 8:31pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was inactive for the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles Friday, Aug. 8. He is suspended indefinitely and was fined an unspecified amount, and he has not been with the team since Monday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: There has been no timetable set for Bennett's return. Zach Miller will handle a majority of the first-team reps while Bennett is out.
Marquess Wilson - WRPosted 8/5/14 2:16pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson underwent surgery Tuesday, Aug. 5, to repair a broken clavicle. There is no timetable for his return.
Huddle Up: Josh Morgan has moved into the No. 3 role, but there is little behind him on the depth chart with the likes of journeymen Eric Weems and Michael Spurlock listed as backups. Coach Marc Trestman says the team likely will add a WR over the next 48 hours, and one possible candidate is ex-Bear Earl Bennett, who was released earlier this offseason by the Browns.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 8/5/14 2:16pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team and fined an undisclosed amount after he threw rookie CB Kyle Fuller to the ground in practice Monday, Aug. 4. Bears head coach Marc Trestman ended practice 10 minutes early after the altercation.
Huddle Up: It was a rough-and-tumble Monday in Bears' camp with this incident and the broken collarbone suffered by WR Marquess Wilson. Bennett's suspension likely will run through the first preseason game and end shortly after, so there's no real fantasy concern at this point.
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