Jay Cutler - QBPosted 12/19/14 12:27am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler hopes to stay with the team beyond the 2014 season. Cutler signed a seven-year, $126.7 million extension a few months ago and was benched Wednesday, Dec. 17, in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen.
Huddle Up: After missing out on the playoffs for a fourth straight season, the Bears appear headed for an off-season of upheaval, and there will likely be a whole new regime calling the shots. Cutler's fate is most certainly up in the air, and he's put himself there with a poor 2014 performance.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/18/14 5:48pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: No immediate word on what kept Jeffery out, but there's no reason to think it's anything too serious, either.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 12/17/14 7:19pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be benched in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Amazingly, it probably won't make a big difference. The Bears offense was awful with Cutler under center Monday night and it will likely be awful Sunday against Detroit. The team has given up and Marc Trestman can't be fired soon enough for Bears fans. The Lions are a Top 3 fantasy defense this week.
Robbie Gould - PKPosted 12/13/14 5:55pm ET
Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (quadriceps) is questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Jay Feely will be the Bears kicker if Gould can't go. There are better fantasy options out there this week for owners to choose from than Feely.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 12/9/14 12:39am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said he supports QB Jay Cutler, but he also said that he doesn't understand why the team's offense has been so out of sync this season.
Huddle Up: While usually playing catch-up due to the Bears' porous defense, Cutler has certainly been under pressure, but that doesn't completely explain the team's offensive regression or his league-leading 21 turnovers. Despite the support of his longtime teammate, it very well could be an interesting offseason for Cutler and the Bears.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 12/8/14 5:13pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) was officially placed on Reserve/Injured Monday, Dec. 8. He is done for the year.
Huddle Up: Marquess Wilson is expected to take over as the Bears starter opposite Alshon Jeffery. Wilson should be added off the waiver wire this week. He's instantly in the WR3/4 discussion given the Bears awful defense.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 12/5/14 12:34am ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett had a season-high 12 catches on 15 targets for 84 yards and a score in the team's 41-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Perhaps getting more targets than planned with WR Brandon Marshall departing with a first-half rib injury, Bennett is having a late-season surge with 20 catches for 193 yards and a TD over the last two games and is giving his fantasy owners a huge edge at the depleted and shallow TE position.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 12/5/14 10:19am ET
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs) may have suffered broken ribs Thursday, Dec. 4, and is having his spleen examined as well. His season is in doubt.
Huddle Up: We've already seen Justin Hunter shut down because of a spleen injury, and while Marshall is tough and has played through several injuries the ribs/spleen combo doesn't lend itself to a big-bodied receiver taking shots across the middle for a team that's unlikely to make the postseason. Marshall's injury would open up more playing time for Josh Morgan, but the real beneficiary would be tight end Martellus Bennett; see last night's 12-catch performance for further proof.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 12/5/14 6:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) will miss the rest of the season after breaking two ribs and suffering a collapsed lung in Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 4. Marshall remains in a hospital Friday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Tough end to an up-and-down season for Marshall, who hasn't missed a start since 2010. Marquess Wilson and Josh Morgan will be the primary beneficiaries, and TE Martellus Bennett should also see an uptick in targets.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 12/5/14 11:23pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will remain the team's starting quarterback the rest of the season as long as he is healthy, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: The Bears really have no other place to turn and it's not like Cutler is Chicago's only problem. As far as fantasy goes, Cutler will be a low-end QB1 option next week against New Orleans.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/4/14 2:36pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 14 even though he is listed as questionable for the game, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Double-check the pre-game reports and inactive lists tonight to make sure but count on starting Jeffery as usual.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 12/4/14 10:32pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall left in the second quarter Thursday, Dec. 4, after taking a knee to his back and will not return. He was diagnosed with a rib injury after being helped to the locker room by trainers. He later was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
Huddle Up: Marshall took a knee to the back -- a la Tony Romo earlier this season -- after making a catch and was in obvious pain. Tough break for Marshall's fantasy owners as the WR was off to a 3-catch, 61-yard start, and hopefully his rest-of-season prognosis will turn out OK.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 12/3/14 4:05pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3, and is listed as probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Green light for Bennett's fantasy owners and good news for those relying on Jay Cutler.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 12/2/14 12:05am ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte tied a career-low with five carries in the team's Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions, and he said the team can't afford to repeat the strategy going forward. 'It's of the utmost importance, especially if we're playing outside, with the weather and stuff,' Forte said. 'You can't just sit back there and throw 50 passes a game and expect to win.'
Huddle Up: The Bears' upcoming schedule should rectify the situation with the Bears facing the less-than-stout defenses of the Cowboys and Saints the next two weeks.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/2/14 4:23pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Huddle Up: Jeffery was held out a second straight day but it's likely only a precautionary measure on a short week. Definitely stay tuned, though, if you have him penciled into your starting lineup.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 12/2/14 4:43pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (foot) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Huddle Up: After a mini-lull, Bennett (8-109) was back over 6 catches and 100 receiving yards Sunday for the first time since Week 4. Start him with confidence in the fantasy playoffs given the dearth of dependable every-week options at the position.
Kyle Fuller - CBPosted 11/27/14 12:35pm ET
Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller (knee) will play in the team's Week 13 game against the Detroit Lions. Fuller had been questionable during the week.
Huddle Up: Good news for the Bears' secondary which must contend with Megatron and Golden Tate.
Kyle Fuller - CBPosted 11/25/14 3:49pm ET
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (groin) and CB Kyle Fuller (knee) could be game-time decisions for Week 13, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: The defensively challenged Bears need all hands on deck -- even going against a Lions' offense that somehow hasn't scored more than 24 points since Week 1.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/25/14 6:49pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Marshall should be good to go in the first game of the Turkey Day tripleheader, and his fantasy owners will be hoping for more than the three catches for 32 yards he delivered in Week 12.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 11/20/14 6:44pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: The Bears' leading receiver made some definite strides after sitting out Wednesday, and we'll see if the momentum carries over into Friday.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/15/14 12:25am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Marshall's current ankle injury is not believed to be as bad the one he sustained to his other ankle earlier in the season and will be out there Sunday against the Vikings, looking to follow up on his 8-112-1 performance in Week 10.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/13/14 6:28pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 13, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 13. He is expected to play in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Good news for Marshall owners after seeing the WR go down with another ankle injury late in the Week 10 loss to the Packers. Just make sure he's able to practice again Friday.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/12/14 6:49pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Marshall, who was injured late in Sunday night's loss to the Pack, has said he expects to miss some practice time during the week but still play Sunday against the Vikes. Well, the first part has at least held up ...
Santonio Holmes - WRPosted 11/11/14 5:49pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes was released Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: Holmes' stay in the Windy City amounted to 8 catches for 67 yards, and now he's back on the market for the next team needing WR depth.
Marquess Wilson - WRPosted 11/11/14 11:34pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) could make a return to the field Sunday, Nov. 16, against the Minnesota Vikings following the release of WR Santonio Holmes Tuesday, Nov. 11. Wilson is on the short-term Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: It's ultimately going to depend, of course, on what Wilson is able to do in practice, but Holmes' release is a good sign that Wilson will be out there Sunday.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/10/14 9:52am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) left in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 10 game against the Green Bay Packers with an ankle injury and will not return. He had eight catches for 112 yards and a score before exiting.
Huddle Up: Marshall injured his left ankle following a reception, but the only good news is that it wasn't the right ankle which hampered him early in the season. See what the prognosis is over the next few days, but also know that the Bears are already past their bye week.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/10/14 11:50am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) said he might miss some practice time this week, but he doesn't expect to miss the Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: On the surface, it doesn't sound like the injury is as severe as the injury to his other ankle which hampered him earlier in the season, but certainly keep a close eye on the situation as the week progresses.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 11/10/14 4:46pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) appears to have a good chance to play in Week 11 despite his ankle injury, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: Marshall has played through injuries before and early reports are optimistic. If Marshall can't go, Santonio Holmes would get the start against Minnesota.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 11/10/14 5:12pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will not be benched at this point but does need to play better, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: Cutler is a big part of the problem in Chicago but he's far from the only issue. The Bears are a sinking ship right now and it's doubtful just a QB change can save their season. Beyond Cutler's struggles, the offensive line isn't blocking and the defense is a mess. Marc Trestman is living on borrowed time.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 11/9/14 8:17pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) is active for the Week 10 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Bennett is playing as expected. He's safe to insert into fantasy lineups.
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