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

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Receivers Allen Robinson II and Darnell Mooney are among nine Bears players who are listed as questionable on the injury report for Sunday's home game against the Lions.

Robinson left Friday's practice with a knee issue, but coach Matt Nagy indicated that it was more for precautionary reasons and doesn't think it's anything serious. Mooney was also held out of Friday's workout as a precaution after being a full participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday.

"We're trying to be smart here with some of that and make sure that we're staying more on the conservative side and being precautionary with both of those guys," Nagy said.

Other Bears starters who are listed as questionable after being limited Friday are outside linebacker Khalil Mack (back), defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (hamstring), left tackle Charles Leno Jr. (toe) and right tackle Germain Ifedi (calf).

The Bears are hoping that Hicks will be able to return to action Sunday against the Lions after missing last Sunday night's loss to the Packers.

"It's pretty obvious that he's such a great player that, for us, being able to have him out there is huge," Nagy said. "Just seeing him out there, his leadership … I think a lot of that stuff goes unrecognized, what he does when he's out there on that field. We want to be able to get him out there [Sunday], and it's good to see him out there [at practice]."

Other Bears listed as questionable are Nick Foles (hip), who is expected to serve as the Bears' No. 2 quarterback behind Mitchell Trubisky Sunday; and reserve linebacker Josh Woods (foot).

Outside linebacker Roquan Smith and offensive lineman Alex Bars did not practice Friday for undisclosed reasons that were not injury-related. Nagy declined to elaborate but, when asked about Smith, said he expects the third-year pro to play on Sunday.

Reserve linebacker James Vaughters (knee) was originally listed as questionable, but was downgraded to out Saturday and will not play against Detroit.

For the Lions, receiver Kenny Golladay (hip), defensive end Da'Shawn Hand (groin) and cornerback Jeff Okudah (shoulder) have been ruled out of the game. Quarterback Matthew Stafford (right thumb), running back D'Andre Swift (illness), defensive end Austin Bryant (thigh) and safety Tracy Walker (non-injury) are questionable.

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PRO CAREER:


Started in nine of 16 games as a rookie in 2020, finishing as Chicago's second-leading receiver with 61 catches, 631 yards and four TDs
His 61 receptions as a rookie were second most all-time by a Bears rookie, only behind Matt Forte (63, 2008), and the most ever by a Bears rookie wide receiver
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
Selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft (173rd overall) by the Bears
Recorded his first-career rushing touchdown on a 15-yard run with 14:17 to go in the fourth quarter at the Steelers in Week 9 of the 2021 season. He also hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from QB Justin Fields with 1:46 to go in the fourth quarter
With both a rushing and receiving touchdown to finish out Week 9, Mooney became Chicago's second receiver to log a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the same regular-season game (dating back to 1970), joining Michael Timpson's Nov. 26, 1995 performance vs. the New York Giants in a 27-24 victory
Mooney's rushing touchdown in Week 9 of the 2021 season makes him Chicago's fifth wideout since 1960 to score a rushing touchdown. It was the 11th rushing touchdown scored in franchise history by a receiver, joining Dennis Gentry (5), Johnny Morris (3), Dennis McKinnon (1) and Michael Timpson (1)
Mooney added to both the scoring column and the record books early vs. the Giants Week 17, starting his day with a three-yard reception from Dalton that tied him with Tarik Cohen’s 124 receptions in the first two years of a career. The second year wideout broke the record five plays later with a four-yard touchdown catch to put Chicago in front 14-0. The touchdown marked Mooney’s fourth of the season and the eighth of his career. 


HONORS:


2020: Brian Piccolo rookie award winner 


2021 SEASON (Bears):


Played in all 17 games with 14 starts
Finished the season with a team-high 1,055 receiving yards (13.0 avg.) and four receiving touchdowns
With seven receptions in the Week 17 game vs. the Giants, Mooney broke the Bears record of the most catches by a receiver in their first two seasons
Led the team in receptions and in receiving yards (66 yards) in the Week 2 win over the Bengals
Led the team in receiving yards with 125 yards and hauled in a career-long 64-yard reception to open Chicago's second drive in the Bears Week 4 win over the Lions
He also recorded his first career game with 100+ receiving yards during this matchup
Led the team in receiving yards with 45 yards and recorded his first touchdown of the season, a five-yard reception from Fields with 8:44 to go in the fourth quarter vs. the Packers in Week 6
Recorded a team-high 64 receiving yards vs. the 49ers in Week 8
Recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a 15-yard run with 14:17 to go in the fourth quarter Week 9 at the Steelers. He also recorded his sixth career receiving touchdown, hauling in a 16-yard pass from QB Justin Fields to put the Bears ahead 27-26 with 1:46 left in the fourth quarter
Dating back to 1970, Mooney became Chicago's second wide receiver to log a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the same regular-season game, joining Michael Timpson's Nov. 26, 1995 performance vs. the New York Giants in a 27-24 victory
Caught a 60-yard TD pass from QB Andy Dalton with 8:02 to go in the third quarter vs. the Ravens. His 60-yard reception is the second-longest of his career (64, vs. DET, 10/3/21); Mooney finished the Week 11 contest with 121 receiving yards, his second career 100-yard outing
Surpassed the century mark in receiving yards for the third time this season in Week 12, hauling in five catches for 123 yards; his 52-yard reception from Dalton late in the second quarter (5:21), marked his fifth straight game with a reception of 20+ yards
Started and caught five passes for 63 yards (12.6 avg.) Week 15 vs. the Vikings
Hauled in five passes for 57 yards in the Week 16 win at Seattle
Hauled in a season-high seven receptions, including a four yard touchdown pass from QB Andy Dalton to put Chicago ahead 14-0 in the first quarter vs. the Giants
Surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season and recorded a team-high 126 receiving yards in Week 18 at Minnesota, marking his fourth 100+ yard game of the season


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
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