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Injury Update: Hicks, Leno will be game-time decisions


Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (hamstring) and left tackle Charles Leno Jr. (toe) both missed practice again Friday with injuries and will be game-time decisions Sunday night against the Packers.

The two veteran linemen are considered day-to-day and are listed as questionable on the injury report.

Quarterback Nick Foles missed practice all week with a hip injury and is doubtful. The Bears announced Friday that Mitchell Trubisky will start against the Packers. But Matt Nagy indicated that Foles would travel with the team and could serve as the No. 2 quarterback. If he's unable to, Tyler Bray would fill that role.

The Bears could be shorthanded on defense minus Hicks. The 6-4, 347-pounder exited the team's most recent game, a Nov. 16 Monday night loss to the Vikings, after injuring his hamstring late in the third quarter. Hicks has started all 10 games this season, registering 39 tackles, 3.5 sacks and seven tackles-for-loss.

"Akiem's an amazing player," said reserve defensive lineman Brent Urban. "He always makes a huge impact every time he's in there. But like a lot of teams have been doing this year, it's next man up with COVID and everything. Good teams have to win without their big players in at times. Obviously [it would be] a huge challenge. [Packers quarterback] Aaron Rodgers extends plays very well. You need to get pressure, you need to get interior push against them. Without Akiem it would be tough, but I think we're a deep group and we pride ourselves in playing good next-man-up football."

Leno, meanwhile, hurt his toe in Wednesday's practice. If he's unable to play, veteran Jason Spriggs likely would start against his former team at left tackle. Spriggs, who signed with the Bears this year, appeared in 36 games with nine starts over three seasons with Green Bay from 2016-18. 

Selected by Green Bay in the second round of the 2016 draft from Indiana, Spriggs played in all 16 games as a rookie with two starts, both at right guard. He also saw time at both tackle positions.

After spending the first half of the 2017 season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, Spriggs was activated and appeared in seven games. The 6-6, 301-pounder started five straight contests at right tackle before injuring his knee in a Week 16 loss to the Vikings.

In 2018, Spriggs played in 13 games with two starts at right tackle. Last year he was waived/injured in August and then placed on injured reserve.

Spriggs has appeared in two games with the Bears this season, including one on offense when he played 65 snaps at right tackle in a Week 8 loss to the Saints after Bobby Massie exited with a knee injury.

In other injury news, nickel back Buster Skrine (ankle) is questionable after being limited in Friday's practice, while offensive lineman Rashaad Coward (ankle/knee) and special-teams standout Sherrick McManis (hand) are also questionable after being full participants in practice. 

Six Packers are questionable for Sunday night's game: Receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) and Equanimeous St. Brown (knee); center Corey Linsley (back); running back Tyler Ervin (wrist/ribs); and cornerbacks Kenny King (Achilles) and Josh Jackson (concussion).

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Nine-year veteran QB, has played in 67 career regular season games with 55 starts, throwing for 13,753 yards, 81 TDs and 43 INTs; also has six postseason starts, throwing for 1,633 yards, 11 TDs and 5 INTs
Has an overall record of 32-29 as a starter, which includes a 28-27 mark in the regular season and 4-2 in six postseason starts
Named Super Bowl LII MVP after leading Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl championship in 2017
En route to capturing the Lombardi Trophy in 2017, Foles recorded a 100-plus passer rating in all three playoff games, posting 971 yards, six TDs and an NFL single-postseason record 72.6 completion percentage, and the third-highest passer rating in a single postseason in league history (115.7)
Is one of eight quarterbacks all-time to throw for an NFL-record seven touchdown passes in a single game (11/3/13 at OAK); the others include Sid Luckman (1943, Bears), Adrian Burk (1954, Eagles), George Blanda (1961, Houston Oilers), Y. A. Tittle (1962, Giants), Joe Kapp (1969, Vikings), Peyton Manning (2013, Broncos) and Drew Brees (2015, Saints)
Owns the highest passer rating in Eagles franchise history (93.2) and the sixth-highest in NFL postseason history (98.8)


*2018: *NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 16)
2017: Super Bowl LII MVP; awarded the ESPY for "Best Championship Performance" in July 2018 following his postseason and Super Bowl success
2013: Pro Bowl selection; NFC Offensive Player of the Month (November); NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 6, Week 9)

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Played in nine games with seven starts, completing 202 of 312 passes (64.7) for 1,852 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions
Saw his first action in relief in Week 3 at the Falcons; entered the game with 9:58 left in the third quarter and led the Bears back from a 26-10 deficit for the 30-26 win
In that game, Foles completed 16 of 29 passes for 188 yards, three touchdowns and one interception; tossed a 28-yard game-winner to Anthony Miller with 1:53 remaining; also added a 37-yard touchdown to Allen Robinson II in the fourth quarter 
Completed 30 of 42 passes for 243 yards with one TD and one INT in a 20-19 win over the Buccaneers in Week 5
Threw for 249 yards on 26 of 42 passing in Week 4 against the Colts with one TD and one INT
Threw for 261 yards in Week 7 at the Rams and a season-high 272 yards and two TDs in Week 8 vs. the Saints
Threw for a season-high 335 yards with two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the Week 9 loss at the Titans; tied a personal career high and Bears single-game record with 36 completions
Inactive for Week 12 at Green Bay with a hip injury

2019 SEASON (Jaguars):

Started four games, completing 77 of 117 passes (65.8%) for 736 yards, three TDs, two INTs and a passer rating of 84.6
Spent Weeks 2-9 on the reserve/injured list before being activated to the team's 53-man roster on Nov. 5, 2019
Made his first start for the Jaguars at QB, throwing for 75 yards on 5 of 8 passing and one TD for a QB rating of 132.8 before leaving the game due to injury (shoulder) vs. Kansas City 
Completed 33 of 47 passes (70.2%) for 296 yards, two TDs and one INT for a passer rating of 92.2 at the Colts
Completed 32 of 48 passes (66.7%) for 272 yards at the Titans

2018 SEASON (Eagles):

Started the final five games of the regular season, posting a 4-1 record and leading the Eagles to a playoff berth; completed 141 of 195 passes for 1,413 yards and seven TDs
Threw for 471 yards on 35 of 49 passing and recorded a season-high 120.4 passer rating vs. Houston
Tied an NFL record shared by QBs Phillip Rivers and Ryan Tannehill for the most consecutive completions (25) vs. Washington; Foles and Rivers are the only QBs to do so in a single game
Threw for 266 yards and two TDs in the Divisional round road win at Chicago; threw the game-winning touchdown to Golden Tate with :56 seconds remaining 

2017 SEASON (Eagles):

Started the final three games of the regular season, posting a 2-1 record, including a division-clinching road win at the Giants
Recorded a 100-plus passer rating in all three playoff games, posting 971 yards, six TDs and the highest completion percentage in NFL single-postseason history (72.6), and the third-highest passer rating in league history (115.7)
Became the third player in NFL history to record a postseason passing TD, rushing TD and receiving TD, joining QB Kordell Stewart (Steelers) and RB Freeman McNeil (Jets)
Completed 24 of 38 passes for 237 yards and four TDs and zero INTs en route to a 115.8 passer rating at the Giants
Clinched the NFC Championship title with a 352-yard performance, tallying three TDs and zero INTs vs. Minnesota
Threw for 373 yards and three TDs, earning Super Bowl LII MVP honors in the win over the Patriots
His 373 yards were the third-most among Super Bowl-winning QBs in league history
Became the first QB to catch a TD in the Super Bowl when he caught a 1-yard pass from Trey Burton on fourth down, known as the "Philly Special," which garnered an ESPY for "Best Play"

2016 SEASON (Chiefs):

Played in three games, starting one, throwing for 410 yards and three TDs

2015 SEASON (Rams):

Started in all 11 games that he played, throwing for 2,052 yards and seven TDs
Threw for 297 yards and one touchdown in a Week 1 win vs. Seattle
Tossed a season-high three touchdowns in a Week 4 win at Arizona

2014 SEASON (Eagles):

Posted a 6-2 record before suffering a broken collarbone and was placed on IR; threw for 325 yards and three TDs en route to a 114.4 passer rating vs. Washington

2013 SEASON (Eagles):

Started the final 10 games of the season, posting an 8-2 record en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance
Totaled 2,891 passing yards and recorded a 27-2 TD-INT ratio
Posted passer ratings of 100-plus in eight of his 10 starts and set a team record with 233 consecutive passes without an INT
Threw for 406 yards on 22 of 28 passing for a career-high seven TDs and zero INTs for a 158.2 passer rating at Oakland; became one of eight QBs in NFL history to throw seven TDs in a single game
Set a career-high 84 percent completion percentage on 21 of 25 passing for 230 yards in a 54-11 victory vs. Chicago

2012 SEASON (Eagles):

Started the final six games of the season, throwing for 1,699 yards and six TDs
Tallied a season-high 381 yards, including the game-winning, 1-yard TD pass as time expired, at Tampa Bay
Nick Foles
Hip Doubtful

Completed his fifth season with the Bears and ninth overall in 2020
Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection in 2018
Has started 101 of 129 games with 37.0 sacks, 68 TFLs, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016-20); also has payed in six postseason games with four starts


*2019: *Ranked No. 39 on NFL's Top 100 list
2018: Named to the Pro Bowl (DT)
2016: Named Week 13 NFC Defensive Player of the Week

*2020 SEASON (Bears): *

Played in 15 games with 15 starts, missing the Week 12 game at the Packers
Recorded six tackles and two QBH in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Had a team-high 21 QBHs on the season; recorded 3.5 sacks for minus-23.5 yards
Recorded 1.5 sacks in the Week 3 win at the Falcons, where he also had a career-high 5 QBHs; added 3 QBHs in the Week 15 win at Minnesota
Recorded 1.0 sack for minus-9 yards in the Week 1 win at Detroit; also had four tackles in that game with one QBH
Had his second sack of the season in the Week 2 win over the Giants to go along with three tackles 
Season-high six tackles in Week 4 vs. the Colts, including one TFL and two QBH
Recovered a fumble and also added a TFL in the Week 6 win at the Panthers 

*2019 SEASON (Bears): *

Started five games in which he played, recording 10 tackles, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery and one TFL
Placed on Injured Reserve on 10/15
Activated from Injured Reserve on 12/14 and recorded four tackles and two QBH in Week 15 at GB

2018 SEASON (Bears):

Name to his first Pro Bowl after starting 16 games and recording 55 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles
Recorded a career-high five tackles for loss vs. MIN (11/18)
Scored on a one-yard touchdown run at NYG (12/2)
Led team in tackles for loss and was second on the team in sacks
Recorded four tackles and one tackle for loss in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)

*2017 SEASON (Bears): *

Started all 16 games, recording 54 tackles, 15 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries and a career-high 8.5 sacks for a loss of 57 yards 
Recorded 20 QBHs, the most by a Chicago Bear in single-season since the stat was tracked in 2006

*2016 SEASON (Bears): *

Started all 16 games at DE, setting a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2), 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble
Only defensive player to start every game 

*2015 SEASON (Saints/Patriots): *

Appeared in 16 games, making 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints
Posted 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR
All 3 starts came with New Orleans, where he collected 2 assisted tackles
In 13 games with New England, notched 21 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR
Saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL

*2014 SEASON (Saints): *

Started 14-of-15 games, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs
Placed on Injured Reserve prior the season finale 

2013 SEASON (Saints):

Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career
Posted then career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (4.5) and TFLs (8)
Fifty-six (56) tackles were the most among the Saints defensive front
Started both of the Saints' postseason contests, notching 7 tackles and 0.5 sacks

2012 SEASON (Saints):

Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie, tallying 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble
Akiem Hicks
Hamstring Questionable

Has appeared in 142 contests (5 starts) over 11 seasons with Houston (2010-11) and Chicago (2012-20); also has played in four postseason contests with one start in 2018
Has 101 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
His 85 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
Also owns 11 kickoff returns for 230 yards (20.9 avg)


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

2020 SEASON (Bears)

Played on special teams in 11 games outside of Weeks 4-5, 7 and 10-11 (inactive)
Saw extensive time in the defensive backfield in Week 15 at Minnesota and recorded the game-clinching interception on the game's final play
Season-high three special teams tackles in the Week 14 win over the Texans
Recorded two special teams tackles in wins at the Falcons and Panthers; also downed a punt inside the 5-yard line at Carolina
Recorded a fumble recovery on special teams in the third quarter in Week 16 at Jacksonville, setting up a David Montgomery touchdown and a 27-10 lead
Had two special teams tackles, including one that put him over 100 for his career, in Week 17 against the Packers

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
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 tackle, a blocked FG and a fumble recovery on special teams and added 12 special teams tackles

2016 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor; recorded 3 tackles while leading the team with 13 special teams tackles

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; totaled 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 special teams tackles

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 special teams tackles, 2 defensive tackles and 1 INT
Sherrick McManis
Hand Questionable

Has played in 30 career games with 15 starts, 10 coming in 2019 at right guard after starter Kyle Long was placed on IR; also has three starts at left guard and one at right tackle in 2020
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

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in every game with five starts; started three games at LG (Weeks 6-8) and two at RT (Weeks 9-10); also saw action on special teams in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Received his first start of the season at LG in Week 6 in place of the injured James Daniels

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
Ankle/knee Questionable

Has appeared in 102 contests with 94 starts over six-plus seasons with Chicago (2014-20)
Owns 93 consecutive starts at left tackle, the only Bear on offense to start every game at the same position the past five seasons (2016-2020)
His 93 consecutive starts are the third most amongst Bears offensive linemen since 1991 (Olin Kreutz and James Williams, both with 134)     
In 2015, helped the Bears offense to franchise’s fourth-highest single-season gross passing total in 2015 (3,843 yards), fifth-highest single-season net passing total (3,660 yards) and sixth highest total for net yards (5,514)
Made NFL debut on November 9, 2014 at Green Bay
Made first NFL start on November 16, 2014 versus Minnesota as a sixth eligible lineman


2018: Pro Bowl selection

2020 SEASON (Bears)

Started every game at left tackle for the fifth consecutive season
Helped pave the way for the Bears to rush for a season-high 199 yards and two rushing scores in the Week 15 win at Minnesota
Helped the Bears rush for 149 yards in the Week 1 win at Detroit, 135 in Week 2 vs. NYG and 130 in Week 3 vs. ATL
Playing on a bad toe, he helped pave the way for David Montgomery to rush for 103 yards in Week 12 at Green Bay
Helped the Bears rush for 140 yards and three rushing scores in Week 13 vs. Detroit and 169 yards and a score in the Week 14 win over the Texans

2019 SEASON (Bears): 

Started 16 games at left tackle for the fourth consecutive season 

2018 SEASON (Bears):  

Started 16 games at left tackle 
Part of an offensive line that allowed just 33 sacks, tied for the third fewest in the NFC
Started Wild Card playoff game vs. Philadelphia (1/6/19)
Selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl

2017 SEASON (Bears): 

Started all 16 games at left tackle, the second consecutive season starting all 16 games at left tackle

2016 SEASON (Bears):  

Started all 16 games at left tackle
One of only two offensive players to start every game
Helped pave the way for rookie Jordan Howard to 1,313 rushing yards (2nd in NFL)
Helped the Bears to the 3rd most passing yards (gross and net) in franchise history

2015 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in all 16 contests, with 13 starts (Games 4-16) at left tackle
Helped the Bears offense to franchise's fourth-highest single-season gross passing total in 2015 (3,843 yards), fifth-highest single-season net passing total (3,660 yards) and sixth highest total for net yards (5,514)

2014 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in 6 contests with 1 start in his rookie season with the Bears, spending most of his time as a sixth eligible lineman
Made NFL debut at Green Bay (11/9) and first career start a week later vs. MIN (11/6) as a sixth eligible lineman and saw action in Games 9-14
Inactive Games 1-5, 7 and 8 and 16, while active but did not play in Games 6 and 15
Charles Leno Jr.
Toe Questionable

Has appeared in 151 games (92 starts) through nine-plus seasons with the Browns (2011-14), Jets (2015-18) and Bears (2019-20)
Has 545 career tackles (462 solo), 85 passes defended, 16 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 3.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles and 28 special teams tackles

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Played in 12 games with three starts; inactive Weeks 14-17 with a concussion
Career-high 13 tackles in Week 12 at Green Bay
Made a season-high seven tackles in Week 7 at the Rams
Made his first start of the season in Week 5 vs. the Buccaneers; had one TFL in the game
Recorded four tackles, all solo, and also recorded two PD in the Week 1 win at the Lions
Had six tackles (five solo) in the Week 2 win over the Giants and also at the Falcons; five tackles in the Week 6 win at Carolina

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

2018 SEASON (Jets): 

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

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