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Injury Update: Who's in and who's out Sunday against Panthers


Bears safety Deon Bush will miss his second straight game Sunday against the Panthers with a hamstring injury that prevented him from practicing this week.

Defensive end Brent Urban (knee) is questionable after being limited in Friday's workout, while safety Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and offensive lineman Alex Bars (shoulder) are also questionable after practicing without limitations.

Bars replaced James Daniels at left guard early in the second half of last Thursday night's win over the Buccaneers after Daniels sustained a season-ending chest injury. The Bears have declined to reveal whether Bars will make his first NFL start Sunday in Carolina. Bars signed with the Bears last year as an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame and appeared in five games as a rookie, all as a reserve.

For the Panthers, receiver Curtis Samuel (knee), defensive tackle Zach Kerr (toe) and cornerbacks Eli Apple (hamstring) and Donte Jackson (toe) are all questionable.

Earlier this week, the Panthers placed two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short (shoulder) and rookie defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle) on injured reserve and put center Tyler Larsen on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

UPDATE: Later on Friday the Bears activated veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins from injured reserve and listed him as questionable for Sunday's game. Jenkins was placed on injured reserve Sept. 24 after hurting his thumb in a Week 2 win over the Giants. According to a rule implemented for this season only due to COVID-19, an unlimited number of players can return to the active roster after spending three games on injured reserve.

Chicago Bears
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status

Finished his fourth NFL season in 2019
Has appeared in 54 games with eight starts for the Bears
Owns 36 tackles, 1.0 sack, one tackle for loss, three pass breakups and eight STTs
Made three tackles in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)

*2019 SEASON (Bears): *

Appeared in 15 games as a reserve, recording six tackles, two pass defenses and 3 STTs
Inactive for Week 9 at PHI

*2018 SEASON (Bears): *

Appeared in 15 games (2 starts), recording six tackles, one sack , one TFL and one forced fumble

*2017 SEASON (Bears): *

Appeared in 13 games as a reserve, recording 3 tackles and 3 STTs

*2016 SEASON (Bears): *

Played in 11 games (Games 3, 6-15), starting 6 (Games 10-15), recording 22 tackles and 1 pass breakup and 1 STT
Deon Bush
Hamstring Out

Has appeared in 131 contests (5 starts) over 10 seasons with Houston (2010-11) and Chicago (2012-19), recording 52 tackles, two interceptions, 1.0 sack, two tackles-for-loss, seven pass breakups and a forced fumble
Has added 90 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
Also owns 11 kickoff returns for 230 yards (20.9 avg)
His 74 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


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

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
Inactive for Game 12
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 tackles, a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery on special teams and added 12 STTs
Inactive for Games 7-9

2016 SEASON (Bears): 

Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor
Recorded 3 tackles
Led team with 13 STTs

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
Racked up 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 STTs

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 STTs, 2 defensive tackles and 1 INT
Sherrick McManis
Hamstring Questionable

Has 68 career tackles, 3.5 sacks, 8 tackles for loss and 7 passes defensed in 52 career games over 5 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears

*2019 SEASON (Bears): *

Appeared in five games as a reserve for the Tennessee Titans before being cut and signed by the Chicago Bears
Appeared in eight games for the Bears, recording 16 tackles, one TFL and 2 passes defensed 

2018 SEASON (Ravens):

Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and recorded a career-high 27 tackles, two passes defensed and a half-sack for the league’s No. 1 overall and No. 2 scoring defense

*2017 SEASON (Ravens): *

Started three games and posted four tackles for a unit that led the league in both takeaways (34) and intercpetions (22)
Missed the final 13 games after being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury

*2016 SEASON (Ravens): *

Appeared in all 16 games and produced 10 tackles, two passes defensed and a single-season career-high two sacks for a defense that allowed the NFL’s fifth-fewest rushing yards and ranked seventh overall

*2015 SEASON (Ravens): *

Saw his first-career NFL action, playing in six games as a reserve and posting 11 tackles, a sack and a blocked field goal, for the NFL’s eighth-ranked defense

*2014 SEASON (Ravens): *

Spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve due to a knee injury suffered in training camp
Brent Urban
Knee Questionable

Has appeared in five NFL games; spent his rookie season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster Oct. 15

*2019 SEASON (Bears): *

Appeared in five games as a rookie
Spent Weeks 1-6 on practice squad
Signed to active roster Oct. 15
Made NFL debut in Week 13 at DET
Inactive for Weeks 7 -12
Alex Bars
Shoulder Questionable

Played in 82 career games with 28 starts
Has logged 155 tackles (87 solo), 2.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery

2019 SEASON (Dolphins):

Played in 16 games with 5 starts in Miami (Spent the offseason and training camp with the New York Giants)
Tallied 34 tackles (20 solo), 1 sack and 1 pass defensed with Miami

2018 SEASON (Giants):

In his lone season with the Giants, appeared in seven games and logged 1 quarterback hurry

2017 (Bears):

Appeared in 8 games (1 start)
Logged 8 tackles (5 solo)
Lone start came in a 33-7 win over Cincinnati on Dec. 10, 2017 (2 total tackles, 1 solo)

2016 (Saints / Seahawks):

Played in 7 games with 1 start for New Orleans (10 tackles, 6 solo)
Played in 2 games with Seattle (3 tackles) 

2015 (Saints):

Played in 14 games (12 starts)
Totaled 49 tackles (23 solo), 0.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery

2014 (Saints):

Played in 12 games (4 starts)
Logged 30 tackles (20 solo), 1 sack and 1 pass defensed
Missed the final game of the season after being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 27

2013 (Saints):

Played in all 16 games (5 starts)
Totaled 21 tackles (13 solo)
John Jenkins
Thumb Questionable

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