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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 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 and, one pass breakup and one special teams tackle
Deon Bush
Hamstring Out

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
Hamstring Questionable

Has played in 70 career games with 27 starts over six seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears; also has two postseason starts, one with the Ravens in 2018 and one with the Bears in 2020

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Played in 16 games with eight starts; received his first start of the season in Week 9 at the Titans, recording three tackles and one QBH 
Started in Week 10 vs. Minnesota, logging a career-high six tackles
Recorded four tackles and had his first sack of the season in Week 4 vs. the Colts
Also added a TFL in the Week 5 win over the Bucs
Recorded his second sack of the season in the Week 14 win over the Texans
Credited with a half sack in the Week 15 win at Minnesota

*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

Finished his second NFL season in 2020; spent his rookie season in 2019 on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster Oct. 15

*2020 SEASON (Bears): *

Played in all 16 games with eight starts (one at center, one at left guard and six at right guard); also started at right guard in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Made his first career start at center in Week 9 at Tennessee and then his first start at left guard in Week 10 vs. Minnesota
Made his first start at right guard in Week 12 at Green Bay, helping David Montgomery top 100 yards rushing
Helped the Bears rush for 140 yards and three rushing scores in Week 13 vs. Detroit, 169 yards and a score vs. Houston and a season-high 199 yards and two scores in the win at Minnesota in Week 15
Saw extended time at left guard in Week 5 vs. Tampa Bay in place of the injured James Daniels and also in Week 8 vs. the Saints

*2019 SEASON (Bears): *

Appeared in five games as a rookie; spent Weeks 1-6 on practice squad and inactive for Weeks 7-12
Signed to active roster Oct. 15; made NFL debut in Week 13 at Detroit
Alex Bars
Shoulder Questionable

Has played in 93 career games with 28 starts; has logged 2.5 sacks, 8 TFL, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Played in 11 games along the defensive front, recording 21 tackles
Season-high four tackles, one QBH and one PD in the Week 15 win at the Vikings
Recorded two tackles in the Week 1 win at Detroit
Spent Weeks 3-5 on IR with a thumb injury; inactive Weeks 9-10
Returned to action Week 6 at Carolina, recording two tackles
Posted three tackles in Week 12 at Green Bay

2019 SEASON (Dolphins):

Has 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 SEASON (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 SEASON (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 SEASON (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 SEASON (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 SEASON (Saints):

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

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