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Injury Update: Who's in and who's out of Jaguars game

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The Bears will once again be missing two of their top five defensive backs Sunday when they visit the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

Nickel back Buster Skrine will sit out his third straight contest with a concussion and cornerback Jaylon Johnson will be sidelined for the second consecutive game with a shoulder injury.

Second-year pro Duke Shelley has filled in admirably for Skrine in back-to-back wins over the Texans and Vikings. In Shelley's first expanded NFL action on defense, the 2019 sixth-round draft pick registered three tackles and one pass breakup against Houston. He then followed with seven tackles versus Minnesota—including two crucial stops one yard short of a first down on drives that ended with the Vikings turning the ball over on downs.

Shelley is also dealing with an injury, however. He was limited in practice Friday due to knee and foot issues and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Rookie fifth-round pick Kindle Vildor started in place of Johnson last Sunday against the Vikings and registered five tackles. On the first possession of the game, he made an excellent open-field stop of star running back Dalvin Cook, who congratulated Vildor after the play.

"Kindle got up and thought he was going to talk some trash to him and he was ready to bite his damn throat off," defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano said with a laugh, "and he was actually telling him, 'Nice job, kid. Nice tackle.' You could see Kindle, he was in his grill, and then he was like, 'Oh, OK, yeah, yeah, yeah, thank you.' It was pretty cool."

Coach Matt Nagy is confident that Shelley and Vildor will continue to thrive and grow.

"I think every day, every game they play, they're going to get more and more confidence, that's just natural," Nagy said. "They're both locked in the right way, they have the right mindset. And they're very coachable. So they're only going to learn through the fire and through experience, and so far I thought that last week they had some good plays in there that they made. Seeing where they're at this week, they've had a good week of practice.

"There's going to be times where they make mistakes mentally—that sometimes y'all won't even see or know because you don't know the scheme. Other times you're going to know it because they get beat one-on-one. It's how you rebound from that, and I think they're both mentally locked in that way."

In other injury news, tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) returned to practice in limited fashion Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday and was originally listed as doubtful, but will miss Sunday's contest after being downgraded to out on Saturday.

The Bears have seven other veterans listed as questionable, mostly for precautionary reasons: receivers Allen Robinson II (hamstring) and Cordarrelle Patterson (knee); defensive tackles Akiem Hicks (ankle) and Bilal Nichols (knee); defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (hamstring); outside linebacker Khalil Mack (shoulder); and safety Deon Bush (foot).

"I do feel optimistic about them [playing Sunday], I really do," Nagy said. "This part of the season, in my opinion, you have to still stay the course with the practices and when you're doing it. But then there might be a little bit of pull-back in regards to knowing that, 'Hey, you're in Week 16, Week 17.' You've got to be smart, too. You've got to make sure that you're taking care of these guys so that they're ready to go.

"We want to be getting stronger as the season goes on and not going the other way, because we think that can help us win games. So it's not just my decision. But it's all of ours decisions, with the different silos of the trainers and Jen Gibson with our dietician and Jason Loscalzo with our strength coach, to make sure that we're handling these guys, keeping their strengths, but yet still taking care of them. I think that's all a little bit of that process as we go through this."

For the Jaguars, rookie running back James Robinson was listed as questionable Friday after sitting out practice all week with an ankle injury, but was downgraded to out on Saturday and will miss Sunday's game. Robinson ranks third in the NFL in rushing behind the Titans' Derrick Henry and the Vikings' Cook with 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns on 240 carries. The Rockford native and Illinois State product is just the fourth undrafted rookie to rush for at least 1,000 yards in NFL history.

Also for Jacksonville, receiver Collin Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game, while cornerback Sidney Jones IV (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Saturday after being originally listed as out Friday.

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


In his sixth season with the Bears and 10th overall in 2021
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 played in six postseason games with four starts


HONORS:

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 with an injury
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 TF
Placed on Injured Reserve on 10/15 after suffering an elbow injury against the Raiders in London
Activated from Injured Reserve on 12/14 and recorded four tackles and two QBH in Week 15 at GB


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Named 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
S)cored 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, 3.0 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)
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
Ankle Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Enters his second season with the Bears in 2021; selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft (50th overall)


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Started all but three games (Weeks 15-17) for the Bears at cornerback, missing the final three games and the Wild Card playoff game due to a shoulder injury
Despite missing the last three regular season games, Johnson still finished fourth in the NFC with 15 PDs; had five games with multiple PDs
His five PDs in his first two games were the second most by a rookie defender in their first two games since the league started tracking PDs in 1999 (Marcus Peters had seven through his first two games in 2015)
Started at cornerback Week 1 at Detroit, making him the first Bears rookie to start at corner on opening day since Walt Harris in 1996; became the first non-first round draft pick to start at corner for the Bears in the opener since Mike Richardson in 1983; also broke up a Matthew Stafford pass in the end zone on the final play to help secure the victory
Recorded three tackles and two PDs in the win at the Panthers; broke up a pass on Carolina's opening drive that led to a Tashaun Gipson Sr. INT and set up Chicago's first touchdown
Logged five tackles his second most of the season in Week 10 and added one PD
Jaylon Johnson
Shoulder Out
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
Shoulder Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has appeared in 88 career NFL games with 84 starts over six-plus seasons with the Jaguars (2014-17) and Bears (2018-20)
Has recorded 457 career receptions for 5,999 yards (13.1 avg) and 39 touchdowns
Has recorded at least one reception in all 88 career games
Became the fifth Bears player ever to post back-to-back 1,000 yard-seasons (2019-20)
Tied for first in 10+ reception games with five in Bears history with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery
Owns 16 games of 100+ receiving yards and his eight career multi-touchdown performances, is tied for seventh in the NFL since he entered the league in 2014
Recorded four multiple TD games in Jacksonville, which are tied for the second most in franchise history
His 14 TD receptions in 2015 with Jacksonville set the single-season franchise record


HONORS:


2019: Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee; Ed Block Courage Award
2015: Pro Bowl Selection; Ed Block Courage Award


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Led the team with 102 receptions (sixth in the NFL) for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns
In Week 16, he reached 100 receptions on the season for the first time in his career; it marked the first 100-catch season by a Bears player since Matt Forte in 2014 (102) and the first by a WR since Brandon Marshall in 2013 (100)
In Week 14, he eclipsed 1,000 yards for the season, becoming the fifth Bears player ever to post back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns, joining Curtis Conway (1995-96), Marty Booker (2001-02), Brandon Marshall (2012-13), and Alshon Jeffery (2013-14)
He joined former WR Brandon Marshall as the only Bears players to surpass season totals of 100 catches and 1,200 receiving yards (Marshall did so twice 2012-13)
Had 22 receptions of 20+ yards, which was tied for most in Bears history (Marcus Robinson, 22, 1999)
Currently has a catch of 20+ yards in 14 straight games, the longest such streak in Bears history
Had 12 games with at least 70 yards receiving, including four games with 100+
Caught two touchdowns on eight receptions for 74 yards in Week 12 at Green Bay. His four multi-TD games as a Bear is four off of Harlon Hill's (8) for the most multi-TD games in Bears history
Tied a career high with 10 catches for 123 yards and a 37-yard touchdown in the Week 3 win over the Falcons
Also recorded 10 catches for 90 yards in the Week 5 win over the Buccaneers
Recorded another 100-yard performance in Week 4 vs. the Colts, catching seven passes for 101 yards, including one touchdown late in the fourth quarter; eclipsed 5,000 career receiving yards with a 27-yard grab in the second quarter vs. IND
Caught five passes for 74 yards in the Week 1 win at Detroit, including a long of 22 yards
Caught a season-long 42 yarder in Week 7 at the Rams; caught four passes for 70 yards in the game
Recorded six catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 overtime loss to the Saints; became the 17th NFL player in history to hit career totals of at least 400 receptions, 5,000 receiving yards and 35 TDs by their 80th career game vs. NO


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 16 games with 15 starts, recording a career-high 98 receptions for 1,147 yards (11.7 avg) and seven touchdowns (all team highs)
Recorded three 100-yard receiving games, including a season-high 131 in the Week 12 win over the Giants
Recorded 13 games with at least five catches, including seven games with seven or more
Went over the 1,000-yard mark in Week 15 at GB, becoming the first Bears receiver to eclipse 1,000 yards since Alshon Jeffery in 2014
His 1,147 total receiving yards marked the second-highest of his career and he joined Brandon Marshall (2012-13) and Marty Booker (2002) as the only Bears to record 95+ receptions and 1,100 yards in a single season
Over the last six games Robinson totaled 41 catches for 514 yards and four TDs; 29 of those 41 catches went for first downs
Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 13 games (12 starts), recording 754 yards on 55 receptions (13.7 avg) and four touchdowns
Hauled in 10 receptions in Week 2 vs. Seattle, which matched his career-high
Recorded two touchdowns vs. Detroit
Caught 10 passes for 143 yards in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI; the 10 receptions tied Matt Forte for most receptions in a postseason game and 143 receiving yards are most all-time in a postseason game in franchise history (passing Willie Gault - 129)
Inactive for Games 7-8 and 16


2017 SEASON (Jaguars):


Started the opening game, catching one pass for 17 yards before injuring his knee in the first quarter at Houston
Placed on Injured Reserve in Week 2 for the remainder of the season


2016 SEASON (Jaguars):


Started all 16 games for the Jaguars, catching 73 passes for 883 yards (12.1 avg) and six touchdowns
Recorded two 100+ yard games: had 9 catches for 147 yards in Week 16 win vs. TEN and had 9 catches for 107 yards in a Week 10 loss to Houston


2015 SEASON (Jaguars):


Started all 16 games, recording 80 receptions for 1,400 yards (17.5 avg) and 14 touchdowns
His 14 touchdowns set a single-season franchise record and tied for the NFL lead (Doug Baldwin, Brandon Marshall)
Set career-highs in receptions with 10 at Tennessee (12/6), receiving yards (155, vs. MIA 9/15) and receiving TDs (3, at TEN 12/6)
Caught a career-long 90-yard touchdown at New Orleans
Recorded six 100-yard receiving games, including two games with 150+ yards
Recorded 61 catches for first downs and 19 catches of 25+ yards


2014 SEASON (Jaguars):


Played in 10 games (8 starts) as a rookie, recording 48 receptions for 548 yards (11.4 avg) and 2 touchdowns
Was tied for first among rookies in receptions and fourth in receiving yards at the time of his injury
Placed on Injured Reserve in Week 12
Allen Robinson II
Hamstring Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Finished his second season with the Bears in 2020 after playing in nine games as a rookie in 2019


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Played in 11 games in 2020 with two starts; inactive for Weeks 1-3, 6-8; made starts in Week 15 at the Vikings and Week 17 vs. the Packers
Made his first appearance of the season on special teams in Week 4 vs. the Colts
Recorded one special teams tackle in Week 9 at the Titans
Saw significant time on defense in Week 14 vs. the Texans, filling in for the injured Buster Skrine; recorded three total tackles and one PD
Made his first career start in Week 15 win at the Vikings, recording a career-high seven tackles
Saw action on defense in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints, recording one tackle and one PD


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in nine games as a reserve in his rookie season
Inactive for Weeks 5-12
Duke Shelley
Knee/Foot Questionable
PRO CAREER:


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)


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.
Hamstring Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Finished his third NFL season in 2020 after being drafted in the fifth round (145th overall) in the 2018 draft
Has appeared in 43 games with 34 starts, recording 95 tackles, 8.0 sacks, 22 QBH and 1 INT
Appeared as a reserve in 2018 Wild Card playoff game vs. the Eagles and started in the 2020 Wild Card game at the Saints, recording seven tackles


2020 SEASON (Bears)


Started every game along the defensive line for the first time in his career; finished second on the team with 5.0 sacks and 13 QBHs
Recorded a career-high seven total tackles, 1.0 sack (two half sacks) for minus-7.5 yards and a career-high three QBHs in the Week 15 win at the Vikings
Matched his season best four tackles in Week 10 vs. Minnesota
Recorded another four tackles, 1.0 sack and his his first career INT in Week 13 vs. the Lions
Recorded his fourth sack of the season the very next week in the win over the Titans
Recorded one TFL for minus-3 yards in Week 2 vs. the Giants
Recorded three tackles in Week 4 vs. Colts; also had 3 tackles and a QBH in Week 7 at the Rams
Recorded his first sack of the season in Week 6 at Carolina, sacking Teddy Bridgewater inside the 1-yard line
Posted his second sack of the season in Week 9 at Tennessee


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts, recording 27 tackles, one fumble recovery and one TFL


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 14 games (six starts), recording 28 tackles, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five tackles for loss
Bilal Nichols
Knee Questionable

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