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Injury Update: Gipson doubtful, Goldman questionable


Bears safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. did not practice Friday and was listed as doubtful on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Browns in Cleveland.

Gipson injured his hamstring in practice this week. The 11-year NFL veteran has started 78 of a possible 80 regular-season games beginning in 2016, only missing two contests in 2019 with a back injury when he was with the Texans.

Gipson started his NFL career with the Browns in 2012, signing as an undrafted free agent from Wyoming. He appeared in 50 games with 42 starts over four seasons, registering 240 tackles, 14 interceptions and 23 pass breakups. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns, including a 44-yarder against Jay Cutler in a 38-31 loss to the Bears Dec. 15, 2013 in Cleveland.

Fortunately, the Bears possess experienced depth at safety in second-stringers Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson, who were selected by the team in the fourth and sixth rounds of the 2016 draft, respectively. Both players registered key interceptions last season, with Bush's coming against the Giants and Houston-Carson's versus the Panthers.

Veteran nose tackle Eddie Goldman also did not practice Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday due to a knee injury. Coach Matt Nagy said that Goldman likely will be a game-time decision.

The 2015 second-round pick from Florida State has not played in a regular-season contest since December 2019. Goldman opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns and sat out the first two games this year after hurting his knee in practice on Labor Day.

"He's going to be day-to-day," Nagy said. "I think for him, just making sure that we have him where we want him and he feels how he wants to feel and all that. So, it will probably end up being a game-time decision."

In other injury news, quarterback Andy Dalton was officially ruled out of Sunday's game as expected with a knee injury he sustained in last weekend's 20-17 win over the Bengals. Dalton will be replaced by rookie first-round pick Justin Fields, who will make his first NFL start.

Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (illness/knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and was listed as questionable after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday.

Receiver Darnell Mooney (groin) and outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) were both limited and listed as questionable. Asked about Mooney's availability, Nagy said: "I feel good with Darnell."

Three other Bears were listed as questionable after practicing in full Friday: receiver Marquise Goodwin (ankle), defensive tackle Bilal Nichols (back) and safety Eddie Jackson (toe).

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PlayerInjuryGame status

An eighth-year player who has appeared in 79 career games (23 starts) with the Chargers (2014-17), Jets (2018), Broncos (2019-20) and Bears (2021)
Collected 131 total tackles (103 solo), 20.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across eight NFL seasons

2021 SEASON (Bears):

Played in the first five games of the 2021 season before moving to the IR Week 6
Made one tackle in both Week 1 and Week 3
Recorded one QBH in Week 2 vs. the Bengals

2020 SEASON (Broncos):

Played in 13 games with five starts
Recorded his most sacks since his 2015 campaign with 5.0; added 29 combined tackles, six tackles for loss, eight QB hits and one forced fumble while appearing in 13 games

2019 SEASON (Broncos):

Attaochu appeared in 12 games (5 starts) with Denver, finishing with 17 tackles (12 solo) and 3.5 sacks (19.5 yds.) — all in the team’s final four games — to go along with one fumble recovery and four special-teams stops
Was signed by Denver on Oct. 1 after spending training camp with Kansas City
Totaled two solo tackles, two sacks (9 yds.) and one fumble recovery at Houston (12/8)
Registered four tackles (2 solo) at KC (12/15)
Made two tackles (1 solo) and 0.5 sacks (4.5 yds.) vs. Detroit (12/22)
Collected two solo tackles and one sack (6 yds.) vs. Oak. (12/29)

2018 SEASON (Jets):

Appeared in 11 games with the N.Y. Jets, finishing with nine tackles (7 solo) and two sacks
Recorded one solo tackle, one sack (7 yds.) and one forced fumble against Denver
Tallied one solo tackle, one sack (8 yds.) and three quarterback hurries at Miami (11/4)

2017 SEASON (Chargers):

Attaochu saw action in four contests with the Chargers, collecting six tackles (5 solo) during the season.

2016 SEASON (Chargers):

Attaochu appeared in eight games (1 start) with the Chargers, totaling seven solo tackles and two sacks (19 yds.)
Posted one solo tackle and one sack (14 yds.) at K.C. (9/11)
Recorded his second sack of the season (5 yds.) and three solo tackles against N.O. (10/2)

2015 SEASON (Chargers):

Attaochu started at linebacker in 12-of-15 games played for the Chargers
Finished the season with a career-best 52 tackles (42 yds.) and six sacks (39 yds.) to go along with one forced fumble
Collected three solo tackles and two sacks (13 yds.) vs. Cleveland (10/4)
Registered another pair of sacks for 13 yards with and three solo tackles at G.B. (10/18)
Registered three tackles (2 solo) and one sack (7 yds. ) at K.C. (12/13)
Totaled seven tackles (4 solo) and a half sack (5.5 yds.) against Miami (12/20)

2014 SEASON (Chargers):

Selected by San Diego in the second round (50th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Attaochu competed in 11 games as a rookie
Contributed eight tackles (6 solo) and two sacks (13 yds.) with one forced fumble as a rookie
Recorded three solo tackles, one sack (4 yds.) and one special-teams tackle in his NFL debut at Arizona (9/8)
Tallied two solo tackles and one sack (9 yds.) vs. Oak. (11/16)
Jeremiah Attaochu

Started in nine of 16 games as a rookie in 2020, finishing as Chicago's second-leading receiver with 61 catches, 631 yards and four TDs
His 61 receptions as a rookie were second most all-time by a Bears rookie, only behind Matt Forte (63, 2008), and the most ever by a Bears rookie wide receiver
His 61 receptions are tied for fourth most ever by an NFL rookie drafted in the fifth round or later, and the most since Tyreek Hill also had 61 in 2016
Selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft (173rd overall) by the Bears
Recorded his first-career rushing touchdown on a 15-yard run with 14:17 to go in the fourth quarter at the Steelers in Week 9 of the 2021 season. He also hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from QB Justin Fields with 1:46 to go in the fourth quarter
With both a rushing and receiving touchdown to finish out Week 9, Mooney became Chicago's second receiver to log a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the same regular-season game (dating back to 1970), joining Michael Timpson's Nov. 26, 1995 performance vs. the New York Giants in a 27-24 victory
Mooney's rushing touchdown in Week 9 of the 2021 season makes him Chicago's fifth wideout since 1960 to score a rushing touchdown. It was the 11th rushing touchdown scored in franchise history by a receiver, joining Dennis Gentry (5), Johnny Morris (3), Dennis McKinnon (1) and Michael Timpson (1)
Mooney added to both the scoring column and the record books early vs. the Giants Week 17, starting his day with a three-yard reception from Dalton that tied him with Tarik Cohen’s 124 receptions in the first two years of a career. The second year wideout broke the record five plays later with a four-yard touchdown catch to put Chicago in front 14-0. The touchdown marked Mooney’s fourth of the season and the eighth of his career. 


2020: Brian Piccolo rookie award winner 

2021 SEASON (Bears):

Played in all 17 games with 14 starts
Finished the season with a team-high 1,055 receiving yards (13.0 avg.) and four receiving touchdowns
With seven receptions in the Week 17 game vs. the Giants, Mooney broke the Bears record of the most catches by a receiver in their first two seasons
Led the team in receptions and in receiving yards (66 yards) in the Week 2 win over the Bengals
Led the team in receiving yards with 125 yards and hauled in a career-long 64-yard reception to open Chicago's second drive in the Bears Week 4 win over the Lions
He also recorded his first career game with 100+ receiving yards during this matchup
Led the team in receiving yards with 45 yards and recorded his first touchdown of the season, a five-yard reception from Fields with 8:44 to go in the fourth quarter vs. the Packers in Week 6
Recorded a team-high 64 receiving yards vs. the 49ers in Week 8
Recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a 15-yard run with 14:17 to go in the fourth quarter Week 9 at the Steelers. He also recorded his sixth career receiving touchdown, hauling in a 16-yard pass from QB Justin Fields to put the Bears ahead 27-26 with 1:46 left in the fourth quarter
Dating back to 1970, Mooney became Chicago's second wide receiver to log a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the same regular-season game, joining Michael Timpson's Nov. 26, 1995 performance vs. the New York Giants in a 27-24 victory
Caught a 60-yard TD pass from QB Andy Dalton with 8:02 to go in the third quarter vs. the Ravens. His 60-yard reception is the second-longest of his career (64, vs. DET, 10/3/21); Mooney finished the Week 11 contest with 121 receiving yards, his second career 100-yard outing
Surpassed the century mark in receiving yards for the third time this season in Week 12, hauling in five catches for 123 yards; his 52-yard reception from Dalton late in the second quarter (5:21), marked his fifth straight game with a reception of 20+ yards
Started and caught five passes for 63 yards (12.6 avg.) Week 15 vs. the Vikings
Hauled in five passes for 57 yards in the Week 16 win at Seattle
Hauled in a season-high seven receptions, including a four yard touchdown pass from QB Andy Dalton to put Chicago ahead 14-0 in the first quarter vs. the Giants
Surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season and recorded a team-high 126 receiving yards in Week 18 at Minnesota, marking his fourth 100+ yard game of the season

2020 SEASON (Bears)

Had multiple catches in every game this season; had 61 total catches on the season, which finished fifth among NFL rookie WR leaders
With his four receptions in Week 15, he broke the record for most receptions by a Bears rookie wide receiver (Harlon Hill, 45 receptions, 1954)
His 631 receiving yards were most in a season by a Bears rookie since Willie Gault had 836 in 1983
Had a team season-high 11 receptions in Week 17. 11 receptions are the most by a Bears rookie ever in a game, breaking the previous mark of Ken Margerum (10, 1981).
Caught TDs in consecutive Weeks (14-15); a 12-yard TD in Week 14 and a 8-yard TD in Week 15
Hauled in a 12-yard touchdown in Week 14 vs. Houston
Averaged 13.3 yards per catch with 40 yards on three receptions in Week 7 at the Rams
Posted a 50-yard reception vs. the Saints in Week 8; with 5 catches for 69 yards and a touchdown
Posted five catches for 52 yards (10.4 avg) in Week 4 vs. the Colts
Caught three passes for 38 yards (12.7 avg) in his rookie debut in Week 1 at the Lions
Caught another three passes for 36 yards in the Week 2 win over the Giants, including a 15-yard touchdown from Mitchell Trubisky in the second quarter
Darnell Mooney

Two-time Pro Bowl selection (2018, 2019)
Has started all 76 games in which he has played in his career, missing just two games in 2018
Has six defensive touchdowns in his career, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2017; the first two came in the same game vs. CAR (10/22/17), a 75-yard fumble return and a 76-yard interception return; his third score was a 65-yard fumble return at BUF (11/4/18); fourth was a 27-yard interception return vs. MIN (11/18/18); the fifth was the very next week, a 41-yard interception return at DET on Thanksgiving (11/22/18); the sixth was an 8-yard fumble return at the LAR (10/26/20)
Owns 31 passes defensed, six fumble recoveries (three returned for TDs), 10 interceptions (three returned for TDs) and eight FF
His 76-yard INT and 75-yard fumble recovery for touchdowns vs. CAR (10/22/17) made him the first player in NFL history to return both a fumble recovery and interceptions 75+ yard touchdowns in the same game; also made him the first rookie in NFL history with multiple 75+ yard defensive touchdowns in the same game
Since 1970, he is the only other player with 3+ defensive touchdowns of 65+ yards in a 2-season span is Deion Sanders (3 in 1994)


2019: Pro Bowl Selection; ranked No. 30 on NFL's Top 100
2018: Pro Bowl, AP All-Pro, Sporting News All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL, NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 12 at DET), NFC Defensive Player of the Month (November)
2017: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 7 vs. CAR)

2021 SEASON (Bears):

Started in 14 games, recording 76 tackles, four TFLs, two PDs and one FF
Recorded his eighth career forced fumble in the Week 2 home-opener win over the Bengals
Notched six tackles (four solo) in Week 3 vs. the Browns
Recorded eight tackles (six solo) in Week 6 vs. the Packers
Logged a season-high 11 total tackles vs. the Buccaneers, which also matches his career high (11/3/19, at PHI); he also surpassed 300 career tackles in the third quarter
Returned from an injury and recorded three tackles in the Week 12 win at the Lions
Logged five tackles and one TFL Week 13 vs. the Cardinals
Tied LB Roquan Smith and CB Artie Burns with a team-high nine tackles (seven solo) Week 14 at the Packers and recorded his first PD of the season
Contributed six solo tackles to the Bears Week 16 win at Seattle
Notched eight tackles and one TFL in the Week 17 win vs. the Giants

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Started all 16 games, recording 82 tackles, one TFL, three FF and five PD
Recorded a scoop-and-score touchdown on an 8-yard fumble return in Week 7 at the Rams, the sixth touchdown of his career and the third FR for touchdown; also had a season-high nine tackles
Recorded six tackles, including five solo, in the Week 1 win at Detroit; deflected a Matthew Stafford pass late in the fourth quarter that led to a Kyle Fuller interception, setting up Chicago's game-winning drive in the final minute
Eight tackles (seven solo) in the win over the Giants in Week 2; had a pick-6 called back due to penalty
Forced a fumble in the Week 6 win at the Panthers; had another pick-6 called back due to penalty
Tailled seven tackles and forced a fumble in Week 10 vs. Minnesota
Recorded six solo tackles in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints

2019 SEASON (Bears):

Pro Bowl selection for the second straight yea
Started all 16 games, recording 60 tackles, five passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one sack and five TFLs
Tied his career-high with 10 tackles at Denver (9/15) before besting that with 11 tackles at PHI (11/3
Recorded game-clinching interceptions in Week 13 at Detroit and in Week 17 at Minnesota

2018 SEASON (Bears):

Selected to his first Pro Bowl and named to the Associated Press All-Pro team after finishing fourth in the NFL with six interceptions
Started 14 games (inactive Games 15-16), recording 51 tackles, 14 pass defenses, six interceptions (two returned for a TD), one sack, one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery (returned for a TD)
5-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown at BUF was his second career fumble recovery for a touchdown
Recorded first career sack vs. Seattle (9/17)
Active, but did not play in Wild Card playoff game vs. Philadelphia (1/6/19)

2017 SEASON (Bears):

Started all 16 games as a rookie, recording 70 tackles, 6 pass defenses, 3 fumble recoveries (1 returned for TD), 2 interceptions (1 returned for TD), 1 FF and 1 TFL
Jackson's 76-yard INT and 75-yard fumble recovery for touchdowns vs. CAR (10/22) made him the first player in NFL history to return both a fumble recovery and an INT 75+ yard TDs in the same game; also made him the first rookie in NFL history with multiple 75+ yard defensive touchdowns in the same game
His 75-yard fumble recovery was 3rd-longest in Bears history
Week 7 performance earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors
Recorded multiple tackles in 13 of 16 games
Eddie Jackson

For the Browns, tackle Chris Hubbard (triceps) and linebacker Sione Takitaki (hamstring) were ruled out of Sunday's game, while center J.C. Tretter (knee)and tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) were listed as questionable.

Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was not listed on the injury report and is expected to play in his first game since tearing his ACL last Oct. 25.

"He's a rare talent," Nagy said. "We all know that. It's unfortunate he got hurt last year. He's an elite wide receiver that has some of the greatest hands ever in the history of the game. He's a great route runner. Any time you bring a player like that to their offense, you have to know where he's at. Of course, he can throw the ball, too. You have to be alert for gadgets."

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