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Injury Update: Fields, Hicks officially ruled out

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The Bears on Wednesday officially ruled quarterback Justin Fields (ribs), defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) and running back Damien Williams (calf) out of Thursday's game in Detroit.

All three players would not have been able to practice this week had the Bears conducted a regular workout instead of just walk-throughs.

Fields exited last Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Ravens following the Bears' first possession of the second half. With the first-round pick unavailable, Andy Dalton will start against the Lions and fellow veteran Nick Foles will serve as his backup.

In relief of Fields against the Ravens, Dalton completed 11 of 23 passes for 201 yards with two touchdowns and a 107.3 passer rating.

Thursday's start will be Dalton's first since Week 2 when he sustained a knee injury in a 20-17 victory over the Bengals at Soldier Field. This season he has played in four games with two starts, completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 471 yards with three touchdowns, one interception and a 91.8 passer rating.

Hicks will miss his second straight game after getting hurt in the Bears' 29-27 loss to the Steelers Nov. 8 in Pittsburgh. This season he has registered 18 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks.

Receiver Allen Robinson II is listed as doubtful and likely will also sit out his second consecutive game. He hurt his hamstring against the Steelers while making a 39-yard catch on a late go-ahead touchdown drive. Robinson also would have been unable to practice all week.

Four Bears are questionable: Safety Eddie Jackson (hamstring), defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (ribs), safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. (chest) and receiver Marquise Goodwin (shoulder). Jackson and Edwards would have been limited in practice this week, while Gipson and Goodwin would have been full participants.

In other news Wednesday, the Bears flexed receiver Isaiah Coulter and outside linebacker Sam Kamara from the practice squad to the active roster.

Coulter made his Bears debut last Sunday against the Ravens, playing just one snap on offense. He was signed Aug. 22, waived during final cuts and re-signed to the practice squad, where he spent the first 10 weeks of the season. Before joining the Bears, he had appeared in one NFL regular-season game, playing six snaps on offense for the Texans last Dec. 13 in a 36-7 loss to the Bears at Soldier Field.

Kamara, who signed with the Bears this year as an undrafted free agent from Stony Brook, has appeared in four games as a rookie, all as a reserve, registering four tackles on defense and one on special teams.

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PRO CAREER:


Selected by the Bears with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft; the Bears acquired the 11th overall selection after completing a trade with the New York Giants
Fields is just the third Ohio State quarterback in the common draft era to be selected in the first round of an NFL draft, joining Art Schlichter (No. 4 overall pick in 1982) and Dwayne Haskins (No. 15 overall pick in 2019)
Fields is the 31st Buckeye to be selected by the Bears and the first since Marcus Freeman in 2009
Recorded 103 rushing yards vs. the 49ers in Week 8, making him the second quarterback in Bears history to surpass the century mark in rushing, dating back to at least 1960 (Bobby Douglass, three times)


2021 SEASON (Bears):


Made 12 appearances with 10 starts, throwing for 1,870 yards and seven TDs
Rushed for 420 yards and two TDs
Rushed for his first NFL touchdown in the third quarter of Week 1 at the Rams. In doing so he became the first Bears rookie quarterback to rush for a touchdown in his first career game since Johnny Lujack, who rushed for a TD against Green Bay in Week 2 of 1948
Recorded 31 rushing yards and 60 passing yards in the Bears home season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, entering the game in relief of starter Andy Dalton who left with an injury
Had his first NFL start in Week 3 vs. the Cleveland Browns
Started and completed 11 of 17 passes (64.7%) for 209 yards in the Week 4 win over the Lions; connected on a season-long 64-yard pass to Darnell Mooney
Completed his first-career touchdown pass, a two-yarder to tight end Jesper Horsted with 13:16 to go in the second quarter to put Chicago in front during the Week 5 victory at the Raiders
Registered a season-high 43 rushing yards along with a season-high 16 pass completions vs. the Packers in Week 6; he also recorded his second-career passing touchdown, a five-yard pass to Mooney
Rushed 10 times for a season-high 103 yards in Week 8 vs. SF, becoming the first Bears QB to rush for 100+ yards since Bobby Douglass in 1973. Also completed 19 of 27 passes for 175 yards and a TD, and in doing so he became the third rookie QB (Robert Griffin and Marcus Mariota) with 100+ rush yards, rush TD & pass TD in single game in NFL history
Completed 17-of-29 passes for a season-high 291 passing yards at the Steelers. His seven completions on balls 15+ yards downfield in Pittsburgh are tied for the most by a Bears QB over the past 15 seasons
Fields also averaged 15.6 air yards per attempt in Week 9, which is the second most by any quarterback in a game this season
Recorded 79 passing yards and 23 rushing yards Week 11 vs. the Ravens before exiting the game at the start of the third quarter due to injury
Inactive Weeks 12-13 due to injury
Recorded two passing TDs for the first time this season Week 14 at the Packers. His 54-yard TD pass to WR Damiere Byrd with 3:21 to go in the second quarter marked his longest to date. He also rushed for a team-high 74 yards on the ground
Completed 26 of 39 passes for 285 yards, one touchdown and a rating of 96.6, his highest of the season vs. the Vikings in Week 15. His 285 yards marked his second highest total of season
Inactive Weeks 16-17 due to injury
Inactive Week 18 due to being on Reserve/COVID-19 list
Justin Fields
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PRO CAREER:


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)


HONORS:

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
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Sixth-year pro has totaled 14.5 sacks in his stops with Oakland, New York Giants, New Orleans and Chicago
Has played in 74 games with 24 starts; also has 30 QBH, 18 TFL and 5 FF to his credit
Also has played in three postseason games; one with Oakland in 2016, one with New Orleans in 2019 and one with the Bears in 2020


HONORS:


2015: NFL.com All-Rookie team (Gil Brandt); Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 10)


2021 SEASON (Bears):


Played in 12 contests with one start, owning eight tackles, 2.0 sacks, five QBHs and one PD on the season
Registered two tackles, including one TFL, his first sack of the season and one QBH in his season debut Week 3 at Browns


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Played in 15 games; tied for third on the team with 4.0 sacks and was fifth with six TFL
Recorded four tackles, two TFL and a QBH in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Career-high 2.0 sacks for minus-27 yards in the Week 14 win over the Texans
Recorded his first sack of the season in Week 6 at Carolina; also had two tackles
Recorded his second sack of the season in Week 9 at the Titans
Posted a career-high two TFL in the Week 7 at the Rams and again in Week 14 vs. the Texans


2019 SEASON (Saints):


Played in 14 games for New Orleans totaling 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble
Had his first sack at Carolina in Week 12 where he also had one QBH and a FF
Notched his second sack of the season vs. SF in Week 14 and his third in Week 17 at Carolina


2018 SEASON (Giants):


Played in 15 games for the Giants recording 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble


2017 SEASON (Raiders):


Recorded a career-high 3.5 sacks and four tackles for loss
Played and started in 14 games


2016 SEASON (Raiders):


Missed a majority of the season with a hip injury
Played in two games towards end of season, and logged one tackle


2015 SEASON (Raiders):


Logged a career best 33 tackles as a rookie
Also had 2.0 sacks, starting 10 games and playing in 14
Mario Edwards Jr.
RibsQuestionable

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