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Injury Update: Goldman out for season opener

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Nose tackle Eddie Goldman missed practice for the third straight day Friday and was downgraded to out after originally being listed as doubtful for Sunday night's season opener against the Rams.

The 6-3, 325-pounder, who rejoined the Bears for training camp after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, hurt his knee in practice Monday. He was downgraded Saturday and did not travel with the team to Los Angeles.

The only nose tackle listed on the Bears' depth chart behind Goldman is rookie Khyiris Tonga, a physical seventh-round draft pick from BYU who has impressed coaches since the pads came on in training camp.

"First of all, he's a great kid," Nagy said. "He's just a hard worker and tough as nails, so you love that about him. He's done everything we've asked. He's created a lot of depth for us and he's very coachable, and I think coach [Chris] Rumph has done a great job of really early on here developing him."

Another player who could help fill the void is veteran end Bilal Nichols, who contributed at nose tackle last season when Goldman was sitting out. The 2018 fifth-round pick from Delaware established career highs last year with 16 starts, 40 tackles, 5.0 sacks and 7.0 tackles-for-loss while also generating his first career interception against Sunday night's opponent, quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Nichols said Friday that he'd do whatever he's asked to help the Bears win.

"If that's going in there and playing inside, then I've got to do what I've got to do," Nichols said. "To me, it really doesn't matter, as long as I'm out there giving everything I've got to give us a chance to win."

Nichols discussed the differences between lining up inside at nose tackle versus outside at end in a five-technique position.

"The good thing about playing on the D-line here is that all of us train for all positions," he said. "Just in case anything ever happens, we have versatility.

"As far as playing the five tech versus the nose, as a five tech you have a little more space out there on the outside. You have a little bit more room to work with … when you're inside at the nose, everything happens a little bit faster. You've got guys on you a little bit faster, so you've got to be really precise in how you shoot your hands, your targeting, the way your feet move. Your feet can't be slow. Sometimes at five technique you can make up for bad steps because you have a little more time. But when you're down there at nose, you have to be a lot more precise."

Just as veteran Akiem Hicks took Nichols under his wing a few years ago, Nichols has welcomed the opportunity to mentor Tonga.

"One thing I noticed about Tonga early is that he doesn't act like a rookie," Nichols said. "Very mature guy. You wouldn't think that he was a rookie. You would think that he's been in the league for a couple years the way he carries himself.

"Another thing I noticed about him is he works hard. He wants to be great. He comes in every day with the intent to get better and better, always asking questions, always looking for a way to get better. Player to player, you respect that. Those are the type of guys you love to go to war with because you know he's going to give it everything he's got."

In other injury news, outside linebackers Khalil Mack (groin) and Robert Quinn (back), receiver Darnell Mooney (back) and inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder) all practiced in full Friday after being limited Thursday and were listed as questionable.

Four other Bears are questionable: Safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. (back) was limited in practice for the second straight day, while safeties Eddie Jackson (wrist) and Deon Bush (shoulder) and long-snapper Patrick Scales (ankle) practiced without limitations all week.

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


Has appeared in 67 contests with 63 starts across five seasons
Owns 153 career tackles, 12.5 sacks, 17 TFLs, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup


HONORS:

2015: Mel Kiper and PFWA All-Rookie teams

2020 SEASON (Bears):


Reserve/COVID-19 Opt-Out


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Voted a Pro Bowl alternate; started 15 games, recording 29 tackles, one sack and two TFLs
Recorded 1.0 sack on Eagles QB Carson Wentz in Week 9 at Philadelphia
Also had one TFL in a Thanksgiving Day win at the Lions


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Started 16 games, recording 39 tackles, 3.0 sacks, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery
Forced a safety by sacking Rams QB Jared Goff in the end zone in a Week 14 home win over the Rams on Sunday Night Football
Also recorded sacks on Seattle's Russell Wilson and Minnesota's Kirk Cousins in Weeks 2 and 17, respectively
Added four tackles and one tackle for loss in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)


2017 SEASON (Bears):


Started 15 games, recording 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 3 TFLs
Recorded his first sack of the season in Week 2 at Tampa Bay; also had a half sack in a Week 7 win over the Panthers


2016 SEASON (Bears):


Limited because of injury to six games with five starts, recording 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 TFLs and 1 pass breakup
Recorded a half sack in the opener at Houston while also picking up sacks in Week 10 at Tampa Bay and Week 14 at Detroit


2015 SEASON (Bears):


Started in 12 of 15 games for the Bears while his 4.5 sacks ranked fourth among NFL rookies; added 39 tackles and 6 TFL
Posted a career-high 2.0 sacks in a Week 13 win over the 49ers; also posted sacks in a Week 4 win over the Raiders and in Week 11 vs. the Broncos
Was placed on IR on 12/30 with an ankle injury
Eddie Goldman
Knee/ankle Out
PRO CAREER:


Entering his fourth season with the Bears in 2021
Has appeared in 47 games over two-plus seasons with the Bears, primarily on special teams; has 20 special teams tackles to his credit


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Has played in every game for the Bears as a reserve ILB and also primarily on special teams
Career-high two special teams tackles in Week 7 at the Rams
Added another two tackles on special teams in Week 13 vs. the Lions


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 15 games, making four tackles on special teams
Inactive for Week 5 at Oakland


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve, making three tackles, one tackle for loss and five tackles on special teams
Appeared in Wild Card playoff game as a reserve
Joel Iyiegbuniwe
Shoulder Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Six-time Pro Bowler (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and three-time Associated Press All-Pro first-team (2015, 2016, 2018) and an AP All-Pro second team (2020)
2016 Associated Press and PFWA NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Became the first player in NFL history to be named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team at two positions (DE & LB) 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 in 2014
Owns 15 career multi-sack games (9 with OAK, 6 with CHI)
Had 21.0 sacks from 2018-19, which were the most by a Bears player in his first two years with the team
His 22 forced fumbles since the start of 2015 are the most in the NFL during that span
Has recorded at least 1.0 sack in 23 games for the Bears, with the Bears going 16-6 in those games (7-2 in 2018, 5-2 in 2019 and 4-3 in 2020)
Has 66.5 sacks since the start of 2015, the third most in the NFL in that span; has 21.0 3rd-quarter sacks since the start of 2015, the most in the NFL; also has 41 sacks in the second half/overtime during that span, which is second best in the NFL behind only Aaron Donald
In his Bears debut (Week 1, 2018, at GB), he became the first player in franchise history to record a sack and an INT in his debut; 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 13 primetime games with the Bears Mack has 11.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions, one which was returned for a touchdown.


HONORS:


2020: Pro Bowl Selection; AP All-Pro (second team); PFWA All-NFL
2019: Pro Bowl Selection; ranked No. 3 on NFL's Top 100
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


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Led the team with 9.0 sacks on the year; recorded at least 1.0 sack in four straight games from Weeks 5-8
Sacked Texans QB Deshaun Watson in the end zone to log the Bears first safety since the season finale of 2019 at Minnesota by former LB Nick Kwiatkoski. Also, forced a fumble on Texans RB Duke Johnson in the first quarter in the Bears Week 14 win
Season-high 2.0 sacks for minus-14 yards in the Week 5 win over TB; also had three QBHs and one PD
Recorded 1.0 sack and 2 TFL in the Week 6 win at Carolina; also had 1.0 sack and a FF in Week 7 at the Rams
Recorded four tackles in the Week 1 win at Detroit
Recorded his first sack of the season in the Week 2 win over the Giants, dropping QB Daniel Jones for a loss of eight yards
Recorded 0.5 sack and two QBHs in the win at the Falcons
Recorded a strip-sack on Saints QB Drew Brees in the second quarter of the Week 8 matchup at Soldier Field
Intercepted Vikings QB Kirk Cousins in Week 10 and returned in 33-yards (career-long) which led to a Cairo Santos field goal


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Voted to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games for the fifth time in six years
Finished with a team-best 8.5 sacks, 14 QBH and five forced fumbles, which ranked fourth in the NFL
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 passes defensed vs. the Chargers
Also had 1.0 sack vs. the Giants and Chiefs


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
Recorded a team-high 12.5 sacks, good for sixth most 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 1.0 sack for minus-12 yards, one INT 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 INT 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 Denver
Recorded four tackles, one sack, one FF and one FR vs. the Giants; 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. Dallas


2016 SEASON (Raiders):


Turned in one of the most impressive seasons in Raiders history while earning his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection
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 PFWA's Defensive Player of the Year and the NFL 101 Awards' AFC Defensive Player of the Year
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. Carolina, 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 and was named to his first Pro Bowl
Became the first player in NFL history to be named to the AP All-Pro First Team at two positions (DE & LB)
Finished second in the NFL with 15.0 sacks, falling just one sack short of the Raiders' franchise record
Posted 10 sacks over a four-game stretch from Weeks 12-15 and had 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 Denver (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 LB 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
Groin Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Started in nine and played in all 16 games as a rookie in 2020, finishing as the Bears second leading receiver with 61 catches, 631 yards and four TDs. 
Selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft (173rd overall) by the Bears
HIs 61 receptions as a rookie were second most all-time by a Bears rookie, only behind Matt Forte (63, 2008) 
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. 


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
Back Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Two-time Pro Bowler (2013, 2014); has appeared in 142 NFL games (119 starts), tallying 82.5 sacks, 35 tackles-for-loss, 166 QBH and 27 forced fumbles
With 80.5 sacks at age 29, only Von Miller (98.0), Chandler Jones (96.0), J.J. Watt (92.0) and Terrell Suggs (82.5) had more before turning 30
2013 PWFA Defensive Player of the Year when he finished second in the NFL with a then Rams franchise-record 19.0 sacks while also setting career-highs with 11 tackles-for-loss, 34 pressures and seven forced fumbles
Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (14th overall) by the St. Louis Rams out of the University of North Carolina in the 2011 NFL Draft
Has been ranked among the NFL’s Top 100 players twice (2014, 2015)


2020 SEASON (Bears)


Played in all 16 games with 13 starts; inactive for Week 1; received his first start of the season in Week 4 vs. the Colts
Saw his first action in Week 2 vs. the NYG, recording a strip-sack on Daniel Jones on his first play; also added three total tackles and an additional forced fumble
Recorded a strip-sack on Kirk Cousins in the Week 15 win at Minnesota
Recovered a fumble in the Week 5 win vs. Tampa Bay
Season-high four tackles in Week 12 at Green Bay; had two tackles and two QBH in the re-match with the Packers in Week 17
Forced a fumble that led to an Eddie Jackson scoop-and-score touchdown in Week 7 at the Rams


2019 SEASON (Cowboys):


Started 14 games for the Cowboys and wrapped up 11.5 sacks (for minus-86 yards) while adding a team-high 22 QBH and 13 TFL
Recorded his fourth season with double-digit sacks and his highest sack total since the 2013 campaign when he tallied a career-high 19.0
Recorded a team-high 22 QBH and 13 TFL
Recorded 2.0 sacks at New Orleans and again at the Jets
Generated pressure on 14.0 percent of pass rushes last season, second highest in the NFL behind Green Bay’s Za’Darius Smith (14.6 percent), according to Next Gen Stats


2018 SEASON (Dolphins):


In his lone season with the Dolphins, started all 16 games for the third time in his career and the first since 2014; tallied 38 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 15 pressures, four tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles
Made his Dolphins debut against Tennessee with four tackles
Logged his first sack of the season at the N.Y. Jets
Had a season-high 1.5 sacks at Green Bay before posting four straight games with a sack Weeks 13-16


2017 SEASON (Los Angeles Rams):


In his final season with the Rams, notched 34 tackles, 8.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, 12 hurries, one breakup and two forced fumbles, starting 14 of the 15 games he played
Had a sack in the opener against Indianapolis
Notched a season-high five tackles along with a sack against New Orleans to start a streak of four games with at least one sack
Notched 2.0 sacks in games at Arizona and at Seattle
Made his post season debut in the Rams Wild Card game against Atlanta and logged three tackles, a sack, one tackle for loss and a pressure


2016 SEASON (Los Angeles Rams):


Was limited to starts in eight-of-nine games played after suffering a shoulder injury mid-season and a concussion near the end of the season
Tallied 10 tackles, 4.0 sacks, six hurries, two breakups and two forced fumbles
Had sacks in back-to-back games twice - Weeks 2-3 and 11-12
Missed the final five games with a concussion


2015 SEASON (St. Louis Rams):


Had 5.0 sacks, 21 tackles, seven hurries, three breakups, two tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in eight games (seven starts) before landing on Reserve/Injured (back) for the final three games of the season
Missed the final eight games with a combination of hip and back injuries
Opened the season with a pair of sacks against Seattle and logged sacks in games against Pittsburgh, at Green Bay and against San Francisco


2014 SEASON (St. Louis Rams):


Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season and notched 46 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 20 pressures, seven tackles for losses, six breakups and five forced fumbles
Opened the season with a tackle behind the line of scrimmage in five straight games
Had three straight weeks with six tackles (Weeks 6-8) and four straight games with at least one sack (Weeks 7-10), including a two-sack game at Kansas City
Had a season-high 3.0 sacks against Oakland, followed by 1.5 at Washington


2013 SEASON (St. Louis Rams):


Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and tallied 57 tackles, career-bests with 19.0 sacks - second in the league and a franchise record - 11 tackles for loss and 34 pressures
Tied his single-game high with 3.0 sacks in the opener against Arizona
Added another sack against San Francisco before notching 5.0 sacks in three games, including a three-sack day against Seattle; also had a career-best five pressures against the Seahawks
Had back-to-back games with sacks with 2.0 at Indianapolis and one against Chicago before closing the season out with sacks in the final three games - 2.0 against New Orleans, 3.0 against Tampa Bay and one at Seattle


2012 SEASON (St. Louis Rams):


In his second NFL season, played in all 16 games with 14 starts and notched 10.5 sacks and was second on the defense with 25 pressures along with 40 tackles
Teamed with Chris Long to become the first Rams defenders to record double-digit sack numbers since 2000
Had a single-game best with 3.0 sacks against Arizona
Notched his second career multi-sack game, finishing with 1.5 at San Francisco


2011 SEASON (St. Louis Rams):


Drafted in the first round (14th overall) by St. Louis and finished with 20 tackles and 5.0 sacks
Made his NFL debut at the N.Y. Giants and had his first career sack
Had sacks in consecutive games two times
Made his first NFL start - against Cincinnati and logged his third blocked punt of the season
Robert Quinn
Back Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Played in his ninth NFL season and his first in Chicago in 2020
Has 25 career INTs, 52 PDs and 13 TFL in 128 career games played with 120 starts
Has three career interception returns for touchdowns
Owns the most interceptions by an undrafted free agent since entering the NFL in 2012 (25)
Ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL with six interceptions in 2014
Tied for first the AFC with five interceptions in 2013


HONORS:


2014: Pro Bowl selection


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Started every game at strong safety; tied for the team lead with two INTs on the season (at ATL, at CAR)
Recorded seven tackles, one strip-sack and one pass defensed in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Sealed the come-from-behind win at the Falcons in Week 3 with his interception of QB Matt Ryan late in the fourth quarter 
Posted a career-high nine tackles, including eight solo, in Week 4 vs. the Colts
Recorded his second INT of the season in Week 6 at Carolina on the Panthers opening drive, leading to Chicago's first TD of the game
Recovered a fumble (forced by Danny Trevathan) in Week 10 vs. Minnesota 


2019 SEASON (Texans):


Played and started in 14 games with the Texans, racking up 51 total tackles (37 solo), two tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and eight passes defensed
Missed the postseason due to injury
Posted five solo tackles and one quarterback hit vs. Jacksonville (9/15); eclipsed 400 career tackles, becoming one of only five players since 2012 to record at least 400 tackles and 20 interceptions (Earl Thomas, Glover Quin, Harrison Smith and Reggie Nelson)
Notched his first interception of the season vs. Atlanta (10/6), picking off Falcons QB Matt Ryan and returning it 79 yards for a touchdown, the longest interception return of his career
Tied for the team lead with five total tackles (three solo) and notched an interception for the second-consecutive week at Kansas City (10/13), the first time he has recorded an interception in back-to-back games since Weeks 8-9 of 2014
Finished with two total tackles (two solo), two passes defensed, one quarterback hit and notched his 23rd career interception vs. Denver (12/8), picking off Broncos QB Drew Lock at the Texans' three-yard line and returning it 26 yards


2018 SEASON (Jaguars):


Recorded 54 total tackles (44 solo), one INT, seven PD, one TFL and one QBH after starting all 16 games
Matched a season high with six solo tackles and one pass defensed vs. Tennessee (9/23)
Tallied two solo tackles, a season-high two passes defensed and intercepted Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes at Kansas City (10/7)
Notched a season-high seven total tackles (six solo) vs. Philadelphia (10/28)
Registered four total tackles (two solo) and one tackle for loss at Tennessee (12/9)
Led the AFC in interceptions in back-to-back seasons (2013-14)


2017 SEASON (Jaguars):


Tallied 64 total tackles (53 solo), four INTs, seven PD, four TFL and one FR in 16 games played
Part of a Jaguars secondary that ranked first in the NFL in pass defensed
Notched six total tackles (four solo), two passes defensed and one interception at Houston (9/10)
Set a season high with seven solo tackles and one pass defensed at the N.Y. Jets (10/1)
Matched a career high with two INTs of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger with six tackles and two PD in a win at Pittsburgh (10/8)
Registered four total tackles (two solo), one interception and one pass defensed vs. Indianapolis (12/3)
Compiled five solo stops in his NFL postseason debut in the Wild Card Round vs. Buffalo (1/7/18)


2016 SEASON (Jaguars):


Registered 41 total tackles (34 solo), two passes defensed and one interception in 16 games played
Made his Jaguars debut and notched three solo tackles vs. Green Bay (9/11)
Recorded three solo tackles and one interception vs. Baltimore (9/25)
Set a season high with six total tackles (four solo) at Indianapolis (1/1/17)


2015 SEASON (Browns):


Recorded 60 total tackles (42 solo), two interceptions, two tackles for loss and two passes defensed in 13 games played
Tallied five total tackles (three solo) and one interception at the N.Y. Jets (9/13)
Registered a team-high eight total tackles (five solo) vs. Tennessee (9/20)
Notched one solo tackle, one interception and one pass defensed vs. Arizona (11/1)
Compiled a season-high nine total tackles (five solo) at Seattle (12/20)


2014 SEASON (Browns):


Selected to first-career Pro Bowl after tallying 52 tackles (28 solo), a career-high six INTs, eight PD, two TFL and one FF
Finished second in the NFL with his six interceptions, despite missing the final five games of the season
Registered eight total tackles (three solo), and one interception which he returned for a touchdown in a win vs. New Orleans (9/14)
Recorded five total tackles (three solo) and one interception vs. Baltimore (9/21)
Matched a career high with two interceptions at Jacksonville (10/19)
Notched two solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one interception vs. Oakland (10/26)
Tallied five total tackles (three solo) and one interception vs. Tampa Bay (11/2) becoming one of six players to record an interception in three consecutive games in 2014


2013 SEASON (Browns):


Finished with a career-high 95 total tackles (63 solo), five INTs, a career-high 12 PD and two tackles for loss
Recorded three solo tackles and one interception vs. Miami (9/8)
Tallied six total tackles (three solo) and a career-high three passes defensed vs. Cincinnati (9/29)
Notched seven total tackles (four solo) and one interception vs. Detroit (10/13)
Set a career high with nine solo tackles at Kansas City (10/27)
Recorded eight tackles and matched a career high with two INTs, including one returned 44 yards for a TD vs. Chicago (12/15)
Finished with six total tackles (three solo) and one interception at Pittsburgh (12/29)


2012 SEASON (Browns):


Recorded 29 total tackles (23 solo), one INT, one PD and four total special teams tackles in 10 games played as a rookie
Registered four total tackles (three solo) and a career-high two special teams tackles vs. Buffalo (9/23)
Notched two total tackles (one solo) and his first-career interception vs. Kansas City (12/9)
Tashaun Gipson Sr.
Back Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Finished his fifth NFL season in 2020; has appeared in 65 games with eight starts for the Bears
Owns 37 tackles, 1 INT, 1.0 sack, 5 PDs and 12 special teams tackles


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Recorded his first career interception in the Week 2 win over the Giants, stepping in front of a Daniel Jones pass and returning it 10 yards
Inactive for Weeks 5-6 with a hamstring injury; also Weeks 15 and 17 with a foot injury
Missed Week 9 at Tennessee after being placed on the COVID-19 list


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 15 games as a reserve, recording six tackles, two pass defenses and three special teams tackles


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 15 games (2 starts), recording six tackles, one sack, one TFL and one forced fumble
Made three tackles in Wild Card playoff game vs. Philadelphia (1/6/19)


2017 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 13 games as a reserve, recording three tackles and three special teams tackles


2016 SEASON (Bears):


Played in 11 games, starting six (Games 10-15), recording 22 tackles, one pass breakup and one special teams tackle
Deon Bush
Shoulder Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Two-time Pro Bowl selection (2018, 2019)
Has started all 62 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 seven 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)

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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PRO CAREER:


Has appeared in 71 contests as a long snapper for the Ravens (2014) and Bears (2015-20) during the regular seasons, recording two special teams tackles; also has played in four postseason games, two with the Ravens in 2014 and two with the Bears (2018, 2020)
Spent 2017 season on Injured Reserve after suffering a knee injury in the preseason
Appeared in 5 contests in 2015 (games 12-16) as the Bears long snapper after spending the preseason with Baltimore
In 2014 he appeared in two contests for Baltimore handling the long snapping duties; made NFL debut on Dec. 21 at Houston
Signed by Miami during the 2013 offseason but was released prior to training camp
Spent a majority of the 2012 offseason and training camp with Baltimore but was released prior to the start of the regular season
Entered the NFL with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State
Spent training camp with the team but was released prior to the start of the regular season
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