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Injury Update: Who's in, who's out for Rams game

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Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks was a full participant in Saturday's practice and was removed from the injury report for Monday night's game against the Rams after sitting out workouts Thursday and Friday due to an illness unrelated to COVID-19.

Hicks has played a key role on a dominant Bears defense this season. The ninth-year NFL veteran leads all defensive linemen with 23 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 10 quarterback hits and six tackles-for-loss. Hicks is also one of the Bears' most highly-respected players and valuable team leaders.

"He's a big personality," said coach Matt Nagy. "He's very opinionated, which I like. He's a leader. He's somebody that when I need to get some advice or ask a question in regards to the pulse of the team and where we're at, he helps out. It's the same thing in regards to throughout the season, in-season and off-season. It's nice to have a lot of guys like that on your team. They're leaders. He's a vet, so he has that experience to be able to help me out with that."

In other injury news, outside linebacker Khalil Mack (back) and nickel back Buster Skrine (ankle) were limited in practice Saturday and listed as questionable on the injury report. On Friday, Nagy indicated that he wasn't concerned about Mack's back issue, describing it as soreness and calling the decision to hold Mack out of practice Friday as "more preventative than anything."

Left guard Rashaad Coward (finger), safety Deon Bush (hamstring) and offensive lineman Jason Spriggs (thumb/back) are also questionable. Coward and Bush practiced without restrictions Saturday, while Spriggs did not participate. Special teams standout Sherrick McManis (hamstring) has been ruled out of Monday night's game after being unable to practice all week.

Chicago Bears
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
PRO CAREER:


Finished his fourth NFL season in 2019
Has appeared in 54 games with eight starts for the Bears
Owns 36 tackles, 1.0 sack, one tackle for loss, three pass breakups and eight STTs
Made three tackles in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)


*2019 SEASON (Bears): *


Appeared in 15 games as a reserve, recording six tackles, two pass defenses and 3 STTs
Inactive for Week 9 at PHI


*2018 SEASON (Bears): *


Appeared in 15 games (2 starts), recording six tackles, one sack , one TFL and one forced fumble


*2017 SEASON (Bears): *


Appeared in 13 games as a reserve, recording 3 tackles and 3 STTs


*2016 SEASON (Bears): *


Played in 11 games (Games 3, 6-15), starting 6 (Games 10-15), recording 22 tackles and 1 pass breakup and 1 STT
Deon Bush
Hamstring Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has played in 14 career games with 10 starts, all coming last season at right guard after starter Kyle Long was placed on IR
Appeared in one game as a rookie as a defensive lineman in 2017 after being called up from the practice squad
Made the transition from defensive line to offensive line during the 2018 offseason


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 13 games with 10 starts at right guard; inactive for Weeks 1-2 and 17


*2018 SEASON (Bears): *


Inactive for all 16 games and Wild Card playoff game


*2017 SEASON (Bears): *


Spent time on the Chicago's practice squad before being called up to the active roster Dec. 9
Rashaad Coward
Finger Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has appeared in 131 contests (5 starts) over 10 seasons with Houston (2010-11) and Chicago (2012-19), recording 52 tackles, two interceptions, 1.0 sack, two tackles-for-loss, seven pass breakups and a forced fumble
Has added 90 STTs, one blocked punt (which was returned by the Bears for a touchdown), one blocked FG, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries on special teams
Also owns 11 kickoff returns for 230 yards (20.9 avg)
His 74 special teams tackles leads the Bears since joining the team in 2012
Has ranked in the top 3 on the Bears in special teams tackles in each of his eight seasons with the Bears


HONORS AND AWARDS: 


2012: NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (11/4/12)


2019 SEASON (Bears): 


Appeared in nine games as a reserve, recording three tackles, one pass defense and one forced fumble ... added eight STTs
Inactive for Weeks 2-3 and 13
Placed on injured reserve in Week 14


2018 SEASON (Bears): 


Appeared in 15 games (one start), recording 21 tackles, one sack, one interception, four passes defensed and two tackles for loss
Recorded his first career sack at Arizona (9/23) 
Adds three specials teams tackles
Inactive for Game 12
Started Wild Card playoff game, recording three tackles, three passes defensed and one tackle for loss


2017 SEASON (Bears): 


Appeared in 13 games as a reserve, recording one tackles, a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery on special teams and added 12 STTs
Inactive for Games 7-9


2016 SEASON (Bears): 


Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor
Recorded 3 tackles
Led team with 13 STTs


2015 SEASON (Bears): 


Saw action in all 16 contests, starting 4 (Games 1, 3 & 5-6) in a 3 CB-set, collecting 19 tackles and 3 pass breakups
Led the Bears with a career-high 17 special teams tackles


2014 SEASON (Bears): 


Appeared in 12 games
Racked up 13 special teams tackles, which ranked second on the team
Added 1 FR off a muffed punt and 4 defensive tackles


2013 SEASON (Bears): 


Played in 15 games with 1 start, the first of his career
Finished second on the Bears with 15 STTs


2012 SEASON (Bears): 


Finished tied for third on the team with 10 STTs in 12 games
Helped the Bears set a franchise record in punt coverage allowing 3.4 ypr
Recovered 1 fumble
Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt week 9 at TEN (11/4/12), which was returned for a Bears touchdown


2011 SEASON (Texans):  


Recorded 5 STTs in 9 games played in Houston
Returned 10 kickoffs for 205 yards (20.5 avg) 


2010 SEASON (Texans): 


Saw action in 14 games with the Texans
made 11 STTs, 2 defensive tackles and 1 INT
Sherrick McManis
Hamstring Out
PRO CAREER:


 Has appeared in 139 games (89 starts) through 9 seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2011-14), New York Jets (2015-18) and Chicago Bears (2019)
 Has 479 career tackles (410 solo), 82 pass breakups, 15 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 3.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles and 18 special teams tackles


2019 SEASON (Bears): 


 Appeared in 16 games (four starts) in his first season in Chicago, recording 46 tackles, two forced fumbles, five pass defenses and one TFL 
 Forced career-high two fumbles in Week 11 at LAR


2*018 SEASON (Jets):*P 


Appeared in 14 games with 11 starts for the Jets, tallying 57 tackles (51 solo), eight passes defensed, four tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery  


2017 SEASON (Jets): 


 Started all 15 games he appeared in, posting 67 tackles, a sack, one interception,10 passes defensed (ranking second on the team) and tied for the team-lead in both forced fumbles and fumble recoveries with two
 One of 16 players in the NFL to record a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and interception
 One of only two cornerbacks to have multiple forced fumbles and fumble recoveries


2016 SEASON (Jets): 


Started all 14 games he played in, recording 51 tackles, one sack, eight passes defensed and one interception


2015 SEASON (Jets): 


Appeared in all 16 games (eight starts)
Logged 65 tackles (the most by a Jets cornerback), one interception and eight passes defensed while seeing action at both inside and outside cornerback
Part of a secondary that produced all 18 of the team's interceptions (tripling its 2014 total) and held opposing quarterbacks to just a 57.1 completion percentage, the lowest in the league


2014 SEASON (Browns): 


Started all 16 games for the first time in his career
Amassed 66 tackles (55 solo), 18 passes defensed and a career-high four interceptions on the season
Was part of a Cleveland secondary that ranked first in opponents' passer ratings (74.1) and second in INTs (21)


2013 SEASON (Browns): 


Played in all 16 games with 15 starts
Career-best 75 tackles (63 solo), his first career sack, one interception and a career-high and team-best 23 passes defensed


2012 SEASON (Browns): 


Played in all 16 regular-season games with six starts
Posted 73 tackles and 11 passes defensed, which ranked second on the team
Recovered a fumble and added 11 stops on special teams, second most on the club
Part of a kickoff coverage unit that ranked second in the NFL, having allowed a 19.8-yard average on 43 returns


2011 SEASON (Browns): 


Played in all 16 games in a reserve role
Helped Browns finish second in the NFL in pass defense
Tallied 10 tackles, an interception and a pair of passes defensed
Buster Skrine
Ankle Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Voted to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl in 2019
2016 Associated Press and PFWA NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Named to the AP All-Pro First Team in 2015, 2016 and 2018
Became the first player in NFL history to be named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team at two positions (defensive end and linebacker) in 2015
Named to his first Pro Bowl in 2015 after finishing second in the NFL with 15.0 sacks; tied a Raiders single-game franchise record with 5.0 sacks on Dec. 13, 2015 at Denver
Named to PFWA, Sports Illustrated and NFL.com All-Rookie Teams
Career totals include 94 games (93 starts), 398 tackles (308 solo), 61.5 sacks, 86 tackles-for-loss, 20 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, two interceptions (both returned for a TD) and 19 passes defensed
Has 21.0 sacks since the start of the 2018 season, which is the most by a Bears player in his first two years with the team
His 19 forced fumbles since the start of 2015 are second most in the NFL during that span behind Arizona’s Chandler Jones (21)
Has recorded at least 1.0 sack in 16 of 30 games for the Bears in his first two years, with the Bears going 12-4 in those games (7-2 in 2018 and 5-2 in 2019)
Has 57.5 sacks since the start of 2015, the fourth most in the NFL; has 18.0 3rd-quarter sacks since the start of 2015, the most in the NFL; also has 35.5 sacks in the second half/overtime during that span, which is second best in the NFL
Owns 14 career multi-sack games (9 with OAK, 5 with CHI)
In his Bears debut (Week 1, 2018, at GB), he became the first player in franchise history to record a sack and an interception in his debut with the team; recorded a sack and a forced fumble in each of the first four weeks in 2018, becoming the first player in NFL history to do so
In eight primetime games with the Bears Mack has 8.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception returned for a touchdown.


HONORS/AWARDS:


2019: Pro Bowl Selection
2018: Pro Bowl Selection, AP All-Pro, Sporting News All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL, NFC Defensive Player of the Month (September)
2017: Pro Bowl Selection
2016: AP and PFWA Defensive Player of the Year, All-Pro Selection, Pro Bowl Selection
2015: All-Pro Selection, Pro Bowl Selection
2014: PFWA All-Rookie Team


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Voted to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl
Started all 16 games
Forced five fumbles, which ranked fourth in the NFL.
Finished with a team-best 8.5 sacks, 14 QBH and five forced fumbles on the season
Has 21.0 sacks since the start of last season, which is the most by a Bears player in his first two years with the team
Recorded 4.5 sacks in Weeks 2-4 at Denver (1.0), at Washington (2.0) and vs. the Vikings (1.5)
Added 1.0 sack and two PD vs. LAC
Also had 1.0 sack vs. NYG and KC


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Selected to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl; AP, PFWA and Sporting News All-Pro
Tied for the league lead with six forced fumbles
His 12.5 sacks ranked sixth in the NFL
Appeared in 14 games (13 starts), recording 47 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 11.0 tackles-for-loss, six forced fumbles, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one interception (returned for a touchdown)
Turned in an impressive debut for the Bears at GB in Week 1, recording three tackles, 1.0 sack for minus-12 yards, one interception for a TD, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery; in doing so, he became the first player since 1982, when sacks became a statistic, to record a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and touchdown in one half (source: Elias Sports Bureau)
Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month (September)


2017 SEASON (Raiders):


Started all 16 games and totaled a career-high 87 tackles (65 solo) to go along with 10.5 sacks
Named to his third straight Pro Bowl
Led the Raiders in sacks for the third consecutive season
Was one of two defensive players in the NFL with 70+ tackles and 10+ sacks (Joey Bosa, LAC) and was the only defensive player in the NFL to tally at least 75 tackles, 10.0 sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
Recorded nine tackles (seven) and posted a sack of QB Kirk Cousins, dropping him for a 9-yard loss in the first half at WAS
Totaled seven tackles and a season-high two sacks at DEN
Disrupted the Giants' (12/3) offense throughout, recording four tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery; late in the first half with the Giants driving, took down QB Geno Smith and simultaneously took the ball away from him, recording a forced fumble and fumble recovery on the play
Recorded six tackles and posted his second multi-sack contest of the year vs. DAL 


2016 SEASON (Raiders):


Turned in one of the most impressive seasons by a defender in Raiders history
Started all 16 games and totaled 77 tackles (56 solo), 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one INT returned for a TD and four passes defensed
Named the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year, becoming just the second player in franchise history (Lester Hayes, 1980) to earn the prestigious award
Was also named the Pro Football Writers of America's Defensive Player of the Year and the NFL 101 Awards' AFC Defensive Player of the Year
Selected to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season
Named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team and the Pro Football Writers of America's All-NFL Team
Named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November after posting 13 tackles (10), four sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one INT-TD and two passes defensed, helping the Raiders go 3-0 in the month
Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (Week 9 vs. Denver and Week 12 vs. Carolina)
Led the team in sacks for the second straight season; also led team with three fumble recoveries
Tied an NFL record by recording a sack in eight straight games from Weeks 6-14
Tied for the team lead with seven tackles while recording a forced fumble and two sacks (10/30) at TB Recorded three tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed in the victory vs. DEN, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors; helped limit the Denver offense to just 33 rushing yards in the game
Turned in one of the finest defensive performances in NFL history vs. CAR, becoming the first player since Charles Woodson in 2009 to record a sack, interception returned for a touchdown, forced fumble and fumble recovery in the same game; earned his second AFC Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance, his second of the month; finished the game with seven tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one INT-TD, and one pass defensed; tallied his first career INT and first career TD when he intercepted a screen pass and returned it six yards for the score; on the Panthers' final offensive play of the game, forced and recovered a fumble to seal the victory
Went on to win the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November


2015 SEASON (Raiders):


Started all 16 games
Pro Bowl selection
Became the first player in NFL history to be named to the AP All-Pro First Team at two positions (defensive end and linebacker)
Finished second in the NFL with 15 sacks, falling just one sack short of the Raiders' franchise record
Posted 10 sacks over a four-game stretch from Weeks 12-15
Recorded four multiple-sack games
Credited with 79 tackles (58 solo), four passes defensed and two forced fumbles on the year
Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after enjoying a career performance at DEN (12/13), tying the franchise record with five sacks, matching a mark set by Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long in 1983; all five sacks came in the second half
Posted second career two-sack game at CLE, getting to QB Josh McCown twice on a fourth-quarter series
Posted another standout performance, totaling eight tackles (seven) and two sacks vs. KC


2014 SEASON (Raiders):


Started all 16 games as a rookie, totaling 84 tackles (59 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and four passes defensed
Became just the third rookie linebacker in Raiders history to start all 16 games, following Matt Millen (1980) and Reggie McKenzie (1985)
Posted first career multiple-sack game vs. SF, getting to QB Colin Kaepernick twice in the fourth quarter. 
Finished third in voting for the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Award
Selected to the Pro Football Writers of America, Sports Illustrated and NFL.com All-Rookie Teams
Only rookie named to the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players who exhibit exemplary football techniques for young players to emulate
Khalil Mack
Back Questionable
*PRO CAREER: *


Joins the Bears after spending the last four seasons in Green Bay where he played in 36 games with nine starts – seven at right tackle and two at right guard – from 2016-18; spent the 2019 season on IR
Drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft (No. 48 overall) out of Indiana University


*2019 SEASON (Packers): *


Spent the 2019 season Injured Reserve


2018 SEASON (Packers):


Appeared in 13 games with two starts at RT, seeing time on offense and special teams
Inactive for three contests due to injury (Weeks 6, 16-17)


*2017 SEASON (Packers): *


Played in seven games with five starts, opening at right tackle in Weeks 12-16
Placed on injured reserve (hamstring) on Sept. 21 and was activated from injured reserve on Nov. 18
Was placed on injured reserve (knee) on Dec. 26


*2016 SEASON (Packers): *


Was the only Packer rookie on the offensive side of the ball to appear in all 16 games, with two starts at right guard
Also played in all three postseason contents that year, including 30 snaps at right guard and tackle in the NFC Championship game at the Falcons
Jason Spriggs
Thumb/back Questionable

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