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Injury Update: Robinson, Hicks expected to play

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The Bears seemingly will enter Sunday night's game in Green Bay as healthy as they've been in several weeks.

Not only is rookie quarterback Justin Fields slated to start after missing the last two games with cracked ribs, but receiver Allen Robinson II and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks both are expected to return after sitting out the last three contests with hamstring and ankle injuries, respectively.

Fields and Robinson were not given designations on Friday's injury report, meaning that they will play. Hicks was listed as questionable, but he practiced without limitations for the first time since hurting his ankle Nov. 8 in Pittsburgh and told reporters he intends to return Sunday night.

"The plan is to get ready to play," Hicks said.

The 10-year NFL veteran conceded that he has had the Packers game circled on his calendar.

"I take rivalry games very seriously," Hicks said. "I think that, back to your earliest memories, playing ball in high school and stuff like that, rivalry games are a big deal and you should take it as that when you're going out there to compete … A coach once told me that if you can't play well against your division opponents, what good are you to the team? And I take that to heart. We're going to play you twice a year, you're going to try to play your best ball."

Hicks described being unable to play due to an injury as "somewhat misery, somewhat very humbling [and] very frustrating."

"Sitting at home and watching your boys play on TV without you, there's no feeling like it," Hicks said. "It's very frustrating. It's tough. What I've broken it down to, though, is that it's a football life. It's part of the journey, some of these hurdles and some of these obstacles. Hopefully, I'll look back and remember all the good instead of the troubling times and the adversity. But I think even then I'll be able to look at them and say, 'That was a football life.'"

Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (ribs) is also questionable for Sunday night's game after practicing without restrictions Thursday and Friday.

Running back David Montgomery sat out practice Wednesday with shoulder, groin and glute injuries. After being limited Thursday, he was a full participant Friday and was not given an injury designation.

Others who were removed from the injury report after being unable to practice or limited earlier in the week included running back Damien Williams (calf), outside linebacker Trevis Gipson (illness), defensive tackle Angelo Blackson (knee), linebacker Christian Jones (back), safety Teez Tabor (illness) and kicker Cairo Santos (illness).

Quarterback Andy Dalton (left hand) is doubtful and not expected to be available Sunday night, meaning that fellow veteran Nick Foles likely will serve as Fields' backup. Dalton injured his non-throwing hand in last Sunday's loss to the Cardinals while making a tackle following an interception, but he remained in the game.

"I could tell that he was in pain, but he gutted through it and it was not affecting his game," said coach Matt Nagy. "Guys play through some of those injuries and that was one that he was able to do that."

Dalton isn't expected to be available Sunday night because he has continued to experience pain and swelling that prevented him from practicing this week.

Receiver Marquise Goodwin is also doubtful with a foot injury that kept him from practicing Thursday and Friday.

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


Has started 142 of 144 games played, throwing for 33,764 yards, 218 touchdowns and 126 interceptions while completing 62.2 percent of his passes
Also has 22 career rushing touchdowns, the fourth most in the NFL among quarterbacks since entering the league in 2011
Originally drafted in the second round (35th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Cincinnati; spent nine seasons as the starting quarterback for the Bengals, leading the team to the postseason in each of his first five NFL seasons - the longest postseason streak in franchise history
Boasts a record of 74-66-2 as a starter, including a 70-61-2 mark with the Bengals, the most wins by a quarterback in franchise history
Left Cincinnati as the Bengals all-time leader in career passer rating (87.5), 300-yard passing games (28), winning percentage (.533), completions (2,757), touchdowns (204) and touchdown/interception ratio (1.73)
In his nine seasons in Cincinnati, Dalton started all 133 games he played, three times earning Pro Bowl honors and surpassing 3,000 passing yards in each of his first seven NFL seasons - joining Cam Newton and Peyton Manning as the only three quarterbacks to achieve such a standard


2020 SEASON (Cowboys):


Went 4-5 as a replacement starter for Dak Prescott and finished out the Cowboys' Oct. 11 comeback win over the Giants following Prescott's season-ending ankle injury
In nine starts, Dalton passed for over 2,000 yards with 14 touchdowns with a 64.5 completion percentage
Most notable performance came in a 37-17 win in Week 16 over the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing for a season-high 377 yards on 22-for-30 passing (73.3%) with three touchdowns


2019 SEASON (Bengals):


Started 13 games and missed three, completing 314-of-528 passes for 3,494 yards with 16 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. Suffered career-lows in touchdowns (16) and quarterback rating (78.3)
Threw for a season-high and career-best 418 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 at Seattle (9/8
Returned to start in Week 12 and became the Bengals all-time leader in touchdown passes, surpassing Ken Anderson’s 197 by throwing a touchdown against the N.Y. Jets (12/1), and finished his Bengals career with 204 scoring throws - one-of-45 quarterbacks in NFL history to pass the 200-passing touchdown mark
Threw for 396 yards on 33-of-56 passing at Miami (12/22), tossing four touchdowns and recording a quarterback rating of 104.5 in an OT loss to the Dolphins


2018 SEASON (Bengals):


Started 11 games, but injured his thumb attempting to recover a fumble against Cleveland (11/25), and was placed on Reserve/Injured the following day
Finished the season passing 226-for-365 (61.9 percent) for 2,566 yards with 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a 89.6 quarterback rating
Led four game- winning drives in the fourth quarter - at Indianapolis (9/9), at Atlanta (9/30), against Miami (10/7) and at Tampa Bay (10/28
On Thursday Night Football against Baltimore (9/13), passed for 265 yards and four touchdowns (107.7 rating). All four scores came in the first half, marking the second time in his career he tossed four touchdowns in a half
Threw for a season-high 352 yards against Carolina (9/23)
Totaled 337 yards on 41 throws with three touchdowns and an interception (109.5 rating), leading a 16-play, 75-yard drive in the fourth quarter that ended in a 13-yard go-ahead scoring pass with 0:07 remaining; it was Dalton’s 24th career 300-yard passing game, moving ahead of Boomer Esiason for the most in Bengals history.


2017 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and completed 297-of-496 passes (59.9 percent) for 3,320 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions (86.6 rating)
Had a six-game stretch without an interception - the longest streak in the NFL in 2017 and in his career
Posted a season-high passer rating of 146.0 at Cleveland (10/1), which included season-highs in completion percentage (83.3 percent on 25-of-30 passing) and touchdowns (four)
Had two scoring passes over 70 yards, both to A.J. Green - a 77-yarder against Buffalo (10/8) and a 70-yarder at Tennessee (11/12)


2016 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and completed a career-high 364-of-563 passes (64.7 percent) for 4,206 yards and 18 touchdowns against eight interceptions with a 91.8 quarterback rating
Posted a 114.0 rating in the season-opening win at the N.Y. Jets (9/11), including 54-yard scoring pass to A.J. Green, despite being sacked seven times, most of his career
Had a season-best 130.0 rating against Philadelphia (12/4), passing 23-for-31 for 332 yards and two touchdowns
Registered a career-long completion of 86 yards (to Brandon LaFell) at Houston (12/24)


2015 SEASON (Bengals):


Recorded his best season as a pro, making the Pro Bowl after starting 13 games and going 255-for-386 (66.1 percent) for 3,250 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions
Inactive for Games 14-16 and for the Wild Card playoff game, due to right thumb fracture suffered against Pittsburgh (12/13)
With a 106.3 season passer rating, broke Carson Palmer’s club season record of 101.1, set in 2005 and finished second in the NFL to Russell Wilson (110.1), joined Ken Anderson (four times) and Boomer Esiason (twice) among Bengals to win an AFC passing title, and it was the Bengals first since 1989 (Esiason at 92.1)
Seven interceptions was a team record for the fewest in a season, the previous low (nine) occurred three times
Opened the season with four straight games with a passer rating of 115.0-or-better, joining LA Rams John Hadl as only players to do that since 1973, the NFL’s first year of using passer ratings
Suffered a thumb fracture against Pittsburgh (12/13) while making a tackle after throwing an interception, ending not only his season, but a streak of 77 consecutive starts, a Bengals quarterback record


2014 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and the Wild Card playoff game, earning Pro Bowl honors as an injury replacement for Aaron Rodgers after completing 64.2 percent of his passes (309-of-481) for 3,398 yards and 19 touchdowns
Scored five rushing touchdowns, tying Jack Thompson’s 1979 team-record for Bengals quarterbacks
Against Tennessee (9/21) became the only Bengals quarterback to catch a touchdown pass, making a catch in the flat on a throw from wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and sprinting 18 yards for the score
In the Wild Card game at Indianapolis (1/5/15), completed 18-of-35 passes for 155 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions


2013 SEASON (Bengals):


Led the Bengals to an 11-5 record and AFC North title, becoming only the second Bengal to win three NFL monthly or weekly AFC awards in a season, joining safety David Fulcher from 1989
Set Bengals records in passing yards (4,293) and touchdown passes (33) while completing 363-of-586 passes and adding 20 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 88.8
Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, averaging a 116.8 passer rating over four games as the Bengals posted 4-0 record


2012 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and finished 329-for-528 (62.3 percent), for 3,669 yards with 27 touchdowns and 16 interceptions (87.4 rating), finishing third in the AFC in touchdown passes; also had four rushing touchdowns
Earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the N.Y. Giants (11/11), posting a 127.6 rating while completing 21-of-30 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns


2011 SEASON (Bengals):


As rookie, started all 16 games and led four wins featuring fourth quarter comebacks on his way to first alternate to AFC Pro Bowl squad, eventually earning a spot as the replacement for New England’s Tom Brady
Became the first NFL rookie quarterback to win as many as eight starts and throw for at least 20 touchdowns; also became the first rookie quarterback not drafted in the first round to start every game in a 16-game season
Set Bengals rookie records for touchdown passes (20) and passing yards (3,398), while completing 300-of-516 passes with a 80.4 quarterback rating
Andy Dalton
Left hand Doubtful
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.
Ribs Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has recorded 13 TD receptions during his NFL career, 8 of which have gone for 40 or more yards
Since entering the NFL in 2013, has registered 140 receptions for 2,323 yds. His 16.6 rec avg. is the 5th-highest in the NFL among active receivers (min. 100 rec.)


HONORS & AWARDS:

2017: Len Eshmont Award, Ed Block Courage Award, Garry Niver Award (49ers)

2020 SEASON (Eagles):


Sat out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 pandemic


2019 SEASON (49ers):


Played in nine games (six starts) and registered 12 receptions for 186 yds and 1 TD before being placed on the Injured Reserve List on 12/10
Connected with QB Jimmy Garoppolo on a 38-yd. TD. at Cincinnati (9/15). It marked Goodwin’s first TD of the season and 13th of his career. He finished the game with 3 catches for 77 yds. and 1 TD


2018 SEASON (49ers):


Played in 11 games with 8 starts registering 23 catches for 395 yards and a career-high four TDs on the season
Recorded his best game as a pro in Week 6 at Green Bay, recording a career-high 126 receiving yards and a career-high two TDs


2017 SEASON (49ers):


In his first season with San Francisco, he started in all 16 games, catching a career-high 56 passes for a career-high 962 receiving yards with two TDs
Goodwin logged three 100-yard receiving performances (Weeks 5, 14-15), including one where he logged a career-high 10 receptions vs. Tennessee in Week 15


2016 SEASON (Bills):


Appeared in 15 games with 9 starts for Buffalo. Caught 29 passes for 431 yards and three TDs
Hauled in the longest reception of his career, an 84-yard TD from Tyrod Taylor in Week 2 vs. New York Jets. Goodwin finished with two receptions for 112 yards and a TD in the game


2015 SEASON (Bills):


Another season plagued by injuries, only appeared in two games, recording two receptions for 24 yards


2014 SEASON (Bills):


In 2014, hobbled by numerous injuries (concussion, ankle, ribs, and hamstring), Goodwin caught only one pass for 42 yards, which came against the Detroit Lions


2013 SEASON (Bills):


Played 12 games in his rookie season, making 17 receptions for 283 receiving yards
Caught his first career TD Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals - a 40-yard pass from Thaddeus Lewis
Served as the Bills return man, having 16 kickoff return opportunities totaling 351 returning yards.
Marquise Goodwin
Foot Doubtful
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 Out
PRO CAREER:


Entered his rookie season with Detroit after being selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft
Has played in 22 games with five starts, all coming with the Lions from 2017-18
Did not see any game action in 2019 or 2020


2018 SEASON (Lions):


Made his first start of the season against the 49ers in Week 2 (9/16)
Recorded a career-best six tackles (four solo) against the Dolphins in Week 7 (10/21)
Contributed four total tackles (three solo) against Seahawks (10/28)
Tallied three total tackles (three solo) against the Vikings (11/4)
Contributed five total tackles against the Packers (12/30) in the Lions first shutout win since 1996


2017 SEASON (Lions):


Inactive in Weeks 1-3
Appeared in his first game as a Lion on special teams Week 4 at Minnesota (10/1)
Inactive in Week 5
Saw action on both defense and special teams in week 6 at New Orleans (10/15)
Inactive in Week 8 vs. Pittsburgh (10/29)
Recorded the first two tackles of his career on special teams in Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6)
Inactive in Week 10 vs. Cleveland (11/12)
Recorded a quarterback hit and one tackle on special teams at Bears (11/19)
Saw action in Week 12 vs. Minnesota (11/23), recording one solo tackle on defense and one quarterback hit
Recorded a solo tackle in Week 14 at Tampa Bay (12/10)
Compiled three solo tackles in Week 15 vs. Bears (12/16)
Posted a season-high five tackles (four solo) in Week 16 at Cincinnati (12/24)
Teez Tabor
Illness Out
2021 SEASON (Bears):


After joining the practice squad less than a week prior, was promoted to the active roster Week 9 at the Steelers and recorded a sack on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, dropping him seven yards with 3:41 to go in the fourth quarter; he also recorded three tackles.
Cassius Marsh Sr.
Knee Out

The only Bears player ruled out of Sunday night's game is outside linebacker Cassius Marsh Sr., who sustained a knee injury Thursday in practice. The Bears on Friday placed Marsh on injured reserve and promoted veteran outside linebacker Bruce Irvin from the practice squad to the active roster.

Irvin was signed to the practice squad Nov. 19. He was flexed up to the active roster last Saturday and made his Bears debut against the Cardinals, playing 17 snaps on defense and registering one tackle.

Prior to joining the Bears, Irvin had appeared in 121 NFL games with 92 starts in nine seasons with the Seahawks (2012-15, 2020), Raiders (2016-18), Falcons (2018) and Panthers (2019), recording 308 tackles, 52.0 sacks, 64 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions, 16 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

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