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By: Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.
It’s week three in the NFL, and the injuries around the league are starting to stack up. The Chicago Bears have avoided anything serious thus far, but their injury report is as large as we’ve seen this season. They’ve already ruled three players out for Sunday’s contest with the Houston Texans.
Here’s the full Bears injury list.
- Matthew Adams, OLB (Hamstring) – Out
- Dane Cruikshank, S (Hamstring) – Out
- Ryan Griffin, TE (Achilles) – Out
- Velus Jones Jr., WR (Hamstring) – Doubtful
- Jaylon Johnson, CB (Quad) – Questionable
- Roquan Smith, LB (Hip) – Questionable
The only player in the above group that practiced today was Jones, but he was limited. However, the doubtful designation means the team is leaning towards him sitting for a third consecutive game.
The Tribune’s Brad Biggs is reporting that they expect Roquan to go on Sunday, but with Adams out, we should see UDFA, and Lake Zurich’s own, Jack Sanborn, get some reps on defense.
Johnson’s quad injury popped up this week after practicing in full on Wednesday, then limited on Thursday.
With three players already ruled out, look for the Bears to elevate a couple of their practice squadders tomorrow.
Once the Texans announce their injury list, we’ll update accordingly.
Check out this week’s video version of the injury report on my T Formation Conversation podcast live at 8:00 p.m. CT with special guest Dr. Mason West. Mason knows his stuff about sports injuries, so I’m excited to add his perspective to the show.
If you prefer to consume your Bears’ content in audio form, the podcast can be heard right here once published.