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

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Four Bears players missed practice Friday and were ruled out of Sunday's game in Tennessee: defensive tackle John Jenkins (ankle), center Sam Mustipher (knee), defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (shoulder) and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder).

The Bears will be especially thin on their offensive line against the Titans, missing three regular starters. Left guard James Daniels (pectoral) and right tackle Bobby Massie (knee) are on injured reserve, and center Cody Whitehair is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Also unavailable are two top reserves in Mustipher and Jason Spriggs, who started in place of Massie at right tackle last Sunday against the Saints but has since been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Bears' two healthy remaining offensive linemen are left tackle Charles Leno Jr. and right guard Germain Ifedi, who was activated Friday and returned to practice after spending four days on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

"Thankfully, I got called this morning and I was cleared to come in," Ifedi said. "I was able to get in a good practice today. I'm super excited. It's big, especially for an offensive lineman, a position that's all about timing and being in the right spots. It's tough to go a week off and do that."

Rashaad Coward, who has started the last three games at left guard in place of Daniels, practiced in full this week and was removed from the injury report after recovering from an ankle issue.

The only other offensive linemen currently on the Bears' 53-man roster are first-year pro Alex Bars and rookie seventh-round draft picks Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons. Linemen on the practice squad are Dieter Eiselen, Aaron Neary and Badara Traore.

Regardless of who plays where Sunday, the Bears won't have the same experience on their offensive line as they normally do with their regular starters. They also had one fewer practice this week because Halas Hall was closed Thursday after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, coach Matt Nagy has simplified assignments to give the young players the best chance to succeed.

"We'll do everything we can to make sure that they can play fast," Nagy said. "Simplifying things and allowing them to play fast is something that we'll do. If there's something in there that's too much, then we can't do that.

"Not having practice yesterday, today was a long day for us because we had to catch up with some of our other stuff that we missed yesterday on the field. But they did a really good job, mentally, really in all three phases. We'll continue to simplify as much as we can so that we can play fast and play better."

Nagy is hoping that the untested linemen will make the most of a rare opportunity to play.

"I want to try to look at the positives in all of this," said the Bears coach. "None of us can promise anything, but man it would be really cool to see some of these younger guys step up and do well. Are they going to get beat at times? Yeah. In the run game and pass game, it's probably going to happen. But how do they respond to that? And then how do they respond to the coaching, etc. But this is what it's all about."

Trubisky, meanwhile, is out with a right-shoulder injury he suffered on his only snap in last Sunday's loss to the Saints when he was tackled by linebacker Alex Anzalone on a 3-yard run.

Nagy said that he doesn't anticipate Trubisky being placed on injured reserve and revealed that the injury is similar but not as severe as the one that sidelined him for two games in 2018.

"As far as where he's at mentally and sympathizing with him, this is a kid that's obviously been through a lot," Nagy said. "For one play, for him to come in and try to help the team and unfortunately have that happen, there's a lot of different ways you can look at it.

"I'm going to continue to go back to this and say this about Mitchell: He is a kid that does everything he possibly can and cares a lot about this game and about his teammates. For him, when you have somebody like that, you really, really care about him as a player and a person. And so, just for him to continue to stay positive, for us to help him stay positive and be there to support is all we can really do."

In other injury news, rookie tight end Cole Kmet is listed as questionable with a groin injury after being limited in practice Friday.

For the Titans, receiver Adam Humphries (concussion) and punter Brett Kern (wrist) have been ruled out of Sunday's game, while outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and cornerback Tye Smith (shoulder) are questionable.

Clowney is expected to be a game-time decision after being held out of practice all week.

"We're just trying to do what is best for him, and what's best for the football team, and that was to give him a couple of days of rest," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Friday. "We'll see where he's at tomorrow and at 10:30 Sunday (when the inactives are due) make a decision on the 48 guys that go to the game."

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


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
Ankle Out
PRO CAREER:


Spent his 2019 rookie season on the practice squad; elevated to the active roster in 2020 prior to Week 6 at the Panthers


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Played in nine games with seven starts at center; received his first career start at center in the Week 8 overtime loss to the Saints; also started at center in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Helped pave the way for the Bears to rush for a season-high 199 yards and two rushing scores in the Week 15 win at Minnesota
Helped the Bears rush for 140 yards and three rushing scores in Week 13 vs. Detroit and 169 yards and a score vs. Houston in Week 14
Spent Weeks 1-5 on the practice squad; called up to the active roster in Week 6
Played in a reserve roll at center for the injured Cody Whitehair in Week 7 at the Rams
Inactive with a knee injury for Weeks 9-10; came back Week 12 at Green Bay where he started once again at center


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Spent entire 2019 season on Bears practice squad
Sam Mustipher
Knee Out
PRO CAREER:


Has appeared in 52 career games with 13 starts for the Bears over three-plus seasons, recording 74 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 9 TFLs
Joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2016, appearing in the first three preseason games before he was placed on the illness/non-football injury list


2020 SEASON (Bears)


Started the first four games along the defensive front; recorded two QBHs in the win over the Lions in Week 1
Recorded a TFL in Week 7 at the Rams
Inactive for Week 9 with a shoulder injury
Was placed on Injured Reserve prior to Week 10 


*2019 SEASON (Bears): *


Appeared in 15 games with seven starts, recording 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three pass defenses and three TFLs
Posted three tackles, 1.0 sack, two TFL and three QBH in the opener vs. Green Bay
Also had three tackles, 1.5 sacks for minus-13 yards and two QBH in a Week 4 home win over the Vikings


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Appeared in 16 games, recording 20 tackles, 3.0 sacks, two passes defensed and three TFLs
Had 1.0 sack in the opener at Green Bay and also in a Week 9 win at the Bills
Appeared as a reserve in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)


*2017 SEASON (Bears): *


Appeared in 13 games as a reserve, recording 12 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFL, 1 PD, 1 FR and 1 STT
Roy Robertson-Harris
Shoulder Out
PRO CAREER:


Has a career record of 29-21 as a starter over three-plus seasons, including a 25-13 record since the start of 2018 under Coach Matt Nagy
2018 Pro Bowl selection, the first Bears QB to play in the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon after the 1985 season
Has completed 1,010 of 1,577 passes for 10,609 yards (64.0 pct), 64 TDs and 37 INTs; his 1,010 completions rank third all-time in Bears history and is one of only three Bears QBs to ever complete 1,000 passes (Jim Harbaugh, Jay Cutler)
Has 1,057 rushing yards on 190 attempts (5.6 avg) and 8 TDs; his 1,057 yards rank sixth in Bears history among QBs
Has two career playoff starts, totaling 502 passing yards with a 62.5 completion percentage, two TDs and zero INTs for a 92.5 rating
Became the fastest Bears quarterback to top 10,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in the Week 15 win at Minnesota in 2020, doing so in his first 49 career games
Threw for a career-high six touchdown passes in 2018 vs. Tamps Bay in Week 4, one shy of the NFL record; threw touchdowns to five different receivers, all in the first half
Completed 26-of-43 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI; his 303 yards and 26 completions were the most in Bears postseason history
Started 12 games in his rookie season, setting Bears franchise rookie records for completions (196) and passing yards (2,193) and finishing second in attempts (330) and tied for third in touchdown passes (7)
Tied Billy Wade for the third-fastest Bears player to hit the 6,000-yard passing mark (30 games)
Recorded back-to-back 3,000 yard passing seasons in 2018 and 2019, the second Bears QB to accomplish the feat (Jay Cutler)


HONORS:


2018: Pro Bowl selection, Week 10 NFC Offensive Player of the Week


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Played in 10 games with nine starts, going 6-3 in his nine starts; threw for 2,055 yards, 16 TDs and 8 INTs; also had 33 rushes for 195 yards and a score
Completed 67.0 percent of his passes during the regular season, tying a Bears single-season record (Brian Hoyer, 2016)
Completed 20 of 36 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 1 win at Detroit; threw all three TDs in the fourth quarter as he went 8 for 10 for 89 yards with a 143.3 rating in the final quarter; also rushed three tiems for 26 yards, including a long run of 20 yards
Trubisky's three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter marked the first time since Jay Cutler in 2014 in which a Bears player tossed for three scores in a fourth quarter, and marked only the third time in the past 30 years by a Bears QB; also became just the second QB in the past 25 years to throw three TD passes in the fourth quarter of Week 1 (Aaron Rodgers)
Totaled 290 yards of offense in the Week 14 win over Houston; completed 24 of 33 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 126.7 passer rating; also rushed four times for 23 yards
Passed for 242 yards, three TDs and two INTs in Week 12 at Green Bay
Completed 33 passes, the second-most of his career, on 42 attempts for 252 yards in Week 17 vs. the Packers; completed a season-long 53-yard pass to Darnell Mooney
Accounted for three touchdowns in the 41-17 win over Jacksonville in Week 16; threw for 265 yards and two scores on 24 of 35 passing and also rushed for a score


*2019 SEASON (Bears): *


Started 15 games, going 8-7; missed the game vs. Oakland in London due to a shoulder injury suffered the week prior
Finished the season with 3,138 passing yards, marking back-to-back 3,000-yard seasons and becoming just the second Bear to accomplish the feat (Jay Cutler, 2x, 2009-10 and 2014-15)
Had his best game in the Week 14 win vs. the Cowboys, completing 23-of-31 passes for 244 yards with three passing TDs and one more on the ground to become the first QB in NFL history to complete 70.0+ percent of his passes on 30+ attempts, throw 3+ TD passes, rush for 50+ yards and have a rushing TD all in the same game
Finished the Cowboys game with a 115.5 passer rating (Bears are 9-1 since the start of last season and 11-2 in his career when he posts a passer rating of 100.0 or higher)
Accounted for 13 TDs from Weeks 10-14, 11 passing and two rushing
On Thanksgiving in Detroit, completed 29-of-38 passes for a season-high 338 yards with three TDs; marched the offense on a season-long 90-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter and connected with rookie RB David Montgomery on a 3-yard TD pass to give the Bears a 24-20 lead
Completed 16-of-23 passes for 173 yards and three TDs in the Week 10 win over the Lions with a passer rating of 131.0
Finished 25-of-31 passing for 231 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT in the MNF win at Washington in Week 3; completed a career-high 20 passes in the first half at Washington as the Bears raced out to a 28-3 halftime lead
Completed a career-high 34 passes in Week 7 vs. New Orleans, tied for the second most in franchise history; also posted a career-high 54 attempts in that game, which tied for third most all time


*2018 SEASON (Bears): *


Named to his first Pro Bowl, the first Bears quarterback to play in the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon after the 1985 season
Started 14 games (11-3 record as starter), completing 289-of-434 (66.6 pct.) passes for 3,223 yards, 24 TDs and 12 INTs
Added 421 rushing yards on 68 attempts (6.1 avg) and three TDs; also converted five two-point conversions (1 rushing, 4 passing)
Rushed for a career-best 81 yards on six attempts in Week 7 vs. New England, the eighth-highest by a Bears QB since 1960
Recorded four 300-yard passing games in 14 regular season contests, tied for the most by a Bears QB in a single season
Threw for 354 yards and set a career-high in passing touchdowns (6) and total offense (407) vs. Tampa Bay in Week 4; his six passing touchdowns ranks second all-time in Bears history and is one off the NFL record
Threw five touchdowns to five different receivers in the first half vs. TB, becoming just the second player in league history to do so
Threw for 13 touchdowns during Weeks 4-8, the most over a four-game span by a Bears QB since Sid Luckman in 1947
Threw for a career-high 355 yards in a Week 10 win vs. Detroit; completed 23 of 30 passes with three TDs and a 148.6 rating
Recorded a 120.4 passer rating at home vs. Green Bay, the highest QBR by a Bear against the Packers since 2000
Completed 94.1 percent (16 of 17) of his passes in the second half at San Francisco, the highest second-half completion percentage in the NFL in 2018; also marked the second highest by a Bears quarterback dating back to 1960
Completed 26-of-43 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown in Wild Card playoff game vs. Philadelphia (1/6/19); 303 yards and 26 completions are both the most in Bears postseason history


*2017 SEASON (Bears): *


Active, but did not play in first four games
Made first career start on MNF (10/9) vs. Minnesota, becoming the first Bears rookie to start at QB since Kyle Orton in 2005
Completed 196-of-330 passes for 2,193 yards, 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions
Carried the ball 41 times for 248 yards (6.0 avg) and 2 touchdowns
Became the first Bears rookie QB to win their first road start since Craig Krenzel in 2004 (vs. BAL 10/15); also became the second rookie quarterback to win a game in Baltimore since the franchise moved from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996
Completed 31 of 46 passes for 314 yards in Week 15 at Detroit -- all Bears rookie records
Became the first Bears rookie QB to pass for 300+ yards in a game since Cade McNown threw for 301 yards in 1999 vs. Detroit
Set Bears franchise rookie records for completions (196) and passing yards (2,193), finished second in attempts (330) and tied for third in touchdown passes (7)
Mitchell Trubisky
Right shoulder Out
PRO CAREER:


Selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft (43rd overall) by the Bears; played in all 16 games as a rookie with nine starts


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Started nine of 16 games in his rookie season; had 28 catches for 243 yards and two TDs on the season
Caught 20 passes over the final five games of the regular season after catching only eight passes over the first 11 games 
Caught a season-high seven passes for 41 yards in Week 17 vs. the Packers
Made his first career catch in the Week 2 win vs. the Giants, a 12-yarder from Mitchell Trubisky
Hauled in his first touchdown catch in Week 6 at Carolina, a 9-yard pass from Nick Foles on Chicago's opening drive
Had two catches for 45 yards, including a season-long 38-yarder, in Week 7 at the Rams
Caught his second touchdown of the season in Week 13 vs. the Lions, an 11-yarder from Mitchell Trubisky; caught a career-high five passes for 37 yards in that game 
Caught four passes for 41 yards (10.3 avg) in the Week 14 win over the Texans
Caught three passes for 16 yards in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Cole Kmet
Groin Questionable

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